Judiciary

July 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump's numerous efforts to shred Obama's legacy, U.S. Justice...
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July 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has no claim under federal racketeering law for damages against a Dutch environmental group that urged banks not to finance the $3.8 billion project. Judge Billy Roy Wilson dismissed Netherlands-based...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, walks into the office of Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 25, 2018 - 11:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all the nation's Republican governors have signed a letter backing Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to Senate leaders, GOP governors from 30 states and two territories ask that senators move "expeditiously...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. Avenatti, the attorney who's garnered national attention demanding transparency as one of President Donald Trump's chief critics, convinced a federal judge to bar the media from covering a bankruptcy court case involving his former law firm. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony Wednesday, July 25 behind closed doors. In May, Eagan Avenatti, was ordered to pay $10 million to a lawyer who claimed that the firm misstated its profits and he was owed millions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to...
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July 25, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a self-improvement group that's accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex is due before a federal judge in New York. Keith Raniere has a pre-trial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon, along with one of the group's more...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Hawaii officials had violated George Young's rights when he was denied a permit to openly...
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FILE - In this 2014, file photo, from left, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees Dave Fuller, Chris Wesolek, and Matt Rugg release a pallid sturgeon after taking blood samples from the fish. A federal judge has backed a plan to build a dam and fish passage so that about 125 pallid sturgeon to reach upstream spawning grounds that they’ve been separated from for decades. (James Woodcock/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
July 24, 2018 - 4:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge rejected claims that a long-stalled irrigation dam in Montana would doom a primitive, endangered fish species, prompting U.S. officials to say Tuesday that a contract for the project will be awarded by the end of the year. Judge Brian Morris ruled last week that...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, walks into the office of Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 24, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is back on Capitol Hill, and he's set to visit his chief GOP critic, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The libertarian-leaning senator says he's keeping an "open mind" over Kavanaugh's nomination. He warned President Donald Trump against choosing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, Ferguson City Councilman Wesley Bell speaks at a press conference in Ferguson, Mo. Bell, who is running for St. Louis County prosecutor, faces St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch in the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic primary. No other candidates are running, so the primary will almost certainly select the winner. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 3:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Television helicopters hovered as thousands of protesters flooded the streets not far from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The images of a convenience store set ablaze and heavily armed officers introduced many people to Ferguson,...
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July 24, 2018 - 10:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has granted new trials after a man who witnessed his mother's murder at age 8 said the wrong men are in prison. Charmous Skinner Jr. is now in his late 20s. He was never interviewed by police or defense attorneys, despite being in the van with his mother...
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