WASHINGTON — Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland handed President Trump’s revised travel ban two significant defeats Wednesday and Thursday, blocking critical sections of the executive order just hours before officials were set to enforce them. Soon after the first ...Read More »
Five judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit implicitly took President Donald Trump to task for his disparaging comments on judges and the judiciary. The response, the strongest-to-date from sitting judges, came in a dissenting opinion ...Read More »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has vacated the guilty plea of a Broome County man in a drug case because the plea “was not entered voluntarily, knowingly, and intelligently.” In a decision released Friday, the three-judge ...
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The man who raped and strangled 16-year-old Brittany Binger left a wealth of DNA evidence at the scene. He attacked her on a long-ago winter night as she walked beside a country road called Pocahontas Trail. Authorities ...Read More »
In an unusual Family Court case, a Webster teen has successfully petitioned to force her father to provide support after he claimed she was “constructively emancipated” because she voluntarily moved out of his home without cause and was capable of ...Read More »
If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from certain countries. But it’s far from certain how he would vote. According to an Associated Press ...Read More »
ATLANTA — In a setback for gay rights advocates who had hoped for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A ...Read More »
Despite perennial inaction by lawmakers, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has once again recommended three reforms related to the Commission’s duties. The 290-page annual report included a call for the state Legislature to allow the state Court ...
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Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, said he was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the ...Read More »
The Justice Department on Monday laid out its first significant legal defense of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing in a court filing that the harms opponents say it causes are “speculative” and that the president was well within ...Read More »