Judiciary

May 31, 2019 - 6:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court says it will speedily consider President Donald Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks he did business with. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Friday setting a schedule for written...
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May 31, 2019 - 6:49 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail. Manning's lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to the Alexandria jail for...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A new court filing Thursday, May 30 by lawyers opposing adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census alleges a longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in making the change. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to whites and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Manhattan federal court said a trove of newly discovered...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. A new federal lawsuit being filed Thursday, May 30 by three African American residents of Mississippi seeks to block what it calls the state’s racist method of electing the governor and other statewide officials. The lawsuit takes aim at Mississippi’s unique requirement that candidates for statewide office must win both a majority of the popular vote and at least 62 of the 122 state House of Representatives districts. Holder said a judge could order Mississippi to do what most states already do - “count all the votes and the person who gets the greatest number of votes wins.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:00 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new lawsuit by three African American residents of Mississippi seeks to block what it calls the state's racist method of electing the governor and other statewide officials. The federal lawsuit being filed Thursday takes aim at Mississippi's unique requirement that...
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A man wears the Portuguese message: "Be strong Moro," referring to Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro," during a pro-government rally on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Moro recently saw Congress reject President Jair Bolsonaro's move to put him in charge of the country's financial regulator and is having trouble passing a sweeping "anti-crime" bill in Congress. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 29, 2019 - 5:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once a federal judge dreaded by Brazil's politicians, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is suffering at the hands of some of the very people he used to investigate. Since Moro joined the far-right administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January, his authority has been...
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Abortion rights supporters protest at the Louisiana Capitol, where lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. The bill is nearing final legislative passage. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
May 29, 2019 - 4:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a...
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FILE - This Feb. 21, 2012, file photo, shows equipment in the oil fields of the Uintah Basin, southeast of Vernal, Utah. A federal judge said Wednesday, May 29, 2019, U.S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas exploration. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
May 29, 2019 - 3:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials must consider climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles (648 sq. kilometers) of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas drilling, under a federal court ruling issued Wednesday. The order from U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rapper Kodak Black is due back in Miami federal court after his arrest at a Miami hip-hop festival around which several violent incidents occurred. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami have successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest on weapons charges. In a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the 21-year-old rapper was a "danger to the community" based...
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May 29, 2019 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone has agreed to testify before a grand jury initially used in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Andrew Miller, who has fought the subpoena for nearly a year, is scheduled to appear Friday. That's according to his...
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Paducah Chamber luncheon at Walker Hall, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Paducah, Ky. (Ellen O'Nan/The Paducah Sun via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year's election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by President Donald Trump. In an appearance in Paducah Tuesday, McConnell told a questioner asking...
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