Judiciary

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr is defending his short summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his Russia investigation. Barr says his summary accurately captured the report's conclusions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 06, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to make it easier for their committee chairmen to take the Trump administration to court. A resolution unveiled Thursday would authorize a contempt case against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Donald McGahn for not complying...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. A lawsuit filed last September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped by a woman who alleges the soccer star paid her $375,000 to keep quiet about a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse encounter. But a federal lawsuit filed in January by the same woman is still active, and Las Vegas police say their investigation of the allegations remains open. Ronaldo lawyer Peter Christiansen declined Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to comment about the voluntary dismissal of the state lawsuit last month. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
June 05, 2019 - 1:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. "We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain," said attorney Larissa...
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Anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. A judge is considering whether the clinic, Missouri's only abortion provider, can remain open. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 04, 2019 - 9:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in St. Louis. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer will hear testimony in a hearing on Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction that would keep open its abortion clinic in St...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves after a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote Wednesday that will give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, file)
June 04, 2019 - 7:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. The Democrat Party, the country's oldest, announced Tuesday that it will vote to join a coalition...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed Monday, June 3, 2019, by Judge Cormac J. Carney in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. Prosecutors said members of the...
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U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 04, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday again directed former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to defy subpoenas and refuse to provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee. The letters from...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, a copy of a letter from Attorney General William Barr advising Congress of the principal conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller, is photographed in Washington. Barr is defending his short summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his Russia investigation. Barr says his summary accurately captured the report's conclusions. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
June 04, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that prosecutors no longer have to publicly file a transcript of the call between former adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States, reversing course from an order last month. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan had earlier...
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File - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Democratic presidential candidate, officially announces his campaign for president at Helena High School in Helena, Mont. Gov. Bullock and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal face a key test Wednesday, June 5, 2019, when a judge hears arguments in their lawsuit seeking to force the Trump administration to resume collecting information about donors to certain nonprofit groups. Bullock, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, has made campaign-finance disclosure a signature issue. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)
June 04, 2019 - 1:14 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An attempt by two states to force the Trump administration to resume collecting information about donors to certain nonprofit groups faces a key test Wednesday when a federal judge in Montana hears arguments about whether the states can challenge the IRS policy. Montana Gov...
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U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license. The state issued subpoenas to staffers, contractors and former medical residents who worked at...
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