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Analysis: Even Kim Kardashian would be immune from Congressional subpoena under Trump standards

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

  WASHINGTON – The letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee by the White House on the subject of Corey Lewandowski’s testimony makes for startling reading. It claims immunity from congressional subpoena for the following list of people and classes ...

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Housing companies allegedly used Facebook ad system to exclude older people

Facebook accounts removals. File photo dated 03/11/15 of a woman using her phone under a Facebook logo. Facebook has announced the removal of hundreds of accounts from the social network originating in the Middle East. Issue date: Friday August 2, 2019. The company said it had found and removed two separate operations involved in "co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour" which was trying to mislead other users. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Facebook. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire URN:44438762 (Press Association via AP Images)

WASHINGTON — Housing companies used Facebook’s ad system to discriminate against older people, according to new human rights charges. Two parties — watchdog nonprofit Housing Rights Initiative and a Washington, D.C., woman seeking to lead a class-action group — filed ...

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N.Y. teen fatally stabbed as peers filmed, police say


The final bell rang Monday at Oceanside High School, and before long more than 50 teenagers had gathered in a strip mall parking lot a few blocks away. One was Khaseen Morris, 16. He was told to show up. One ...

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Along Texas border, Trump administration sets up tent courts for virtual asylum hearings

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. (Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges)

LAREDO, Texas – The acting heads of the nation’s immigration agencies arrived here Tuesday to visit a makeshift courthouse, built from tents and shipping containers, where the administration will apply the experimental and legally tenuous border policy known as the ...

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DOJ sues for proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book


The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking the proceeds from Edward Snowden’s book, alleging the ex-NSA contractor violated non-disclosure agreements he signed with the government by publishing the manuscript without seeking the required approval. In a news release, ...

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James Robertson, federal judge who took stand against warrantless surveillance, dies at 81


James Robertson, a federal judge who drew national attention for his ruling on the rights of a foreign detainee in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and his resignation from a judicial surveillance panel to protest warrantless federal wiretapping, ...

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Only one Supreme Court justice has been impeached: Old Bacon Face

The U.S. Supreme Court. AP Images

Calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh came from at least four Democratic presidential candidates over the weekend as The New York Times revealed a third alleged incident of sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was a young man. If ...

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How a Kavanaugh impeachment might play out

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON – One year ago, a bitterly divided Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court; the vote was 50 to 48. Now, as the Oct. 8 anniversary of his ...

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Is the Supreme Court too deferential to Trump — or worried some judges are overstepping their power?

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON — Has the Supreme Court become a soft touch for the Trump administration? Or are the justices sending a message to lower courts not to become a part of the “resistance” to the president’s legitimate powers? The questions became relevant ...

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Texas court weighs whether a 5-year sentence for illegal voting is legitimate or a ‘threat to democracy’


Crystal Mason was sentenced to five years in prison last year for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election, a case that garnered national attention both for the severity of the sentence and as an illustration of Texas’s purported crackdown ...

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