Judiciary

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) speaks during his party's electoral convention ahead of the Oct.21 local elections, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The leader of Poland's conservative political party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, says he wants the country to be like western EU nations "in every respect" over the next two decades. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
September 02, 2018 - 10:04 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, said Sunday he wants the country to remain in the EU so it can become like western European nations "in every respect." Jaroslaw Kaczynski's declaration opened the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, Attorney Bill Burck walks to court in Richmond, Va. Burck is the Republican power player little known outside of Washington who's played a pivotal role in several controversies roiling Washington, including the fight over documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 02, 2018 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. He's a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington at sunrise. Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work in 2018 and head home to campaign for the November elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 02, 2018 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. Democrats...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, left, is escorted onstage by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, before talking about her children's book, "Turning Pages: My Life Story", during the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 01, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book. The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write. The woman reported she was using...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, his views on affirmative action, along with voting rights and discrimination, are coming under scrutiny by civil rights organizations as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to begin confirmation hearings Tuesday.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 31, 2018 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn't the only one engaging in practice sessions ahead of next week's grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators from both parties also are prepping for the four-day marathon — including Wednesday's multi-...
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President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 9:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair." A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege ahead of the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee was notified of the action Friday...
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August 31, 2018 - 3:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and other opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. U.S. District Judge...
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President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 3:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair." A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state...
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W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Patten entered a guilty plea in federal court in Washington, shortly after prosecutors released a four-page charging document that accused him of performing lobbying and consulting work in the United States and Ukraine but failing to register as a foreign agent as required by the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 31, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A business associate of a key figure in the investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to failing to register as a foreign agent for a Ukrainian political party. W. Samuel Patten entered his plea in federal court in Washington, shortly...
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