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Trump Releases List of 20 New Possible Supreme Court Picks

(Headline USA) Hoping to replicate a strategy long seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates he's pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to fill. The list includes a...

DOJ Asks to Defend Trump in Rape Accuser’s Defamation Suit

(Headline USA) The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she...

North Carolina Court Rules Criminal Fines Cannot Prevent Felons from Voting

(Headline USA) A North Carolina court ruled Friday that outstanding restitution, fees or other court-imposed monetary obligations can't prevent convicted felons from voting if they've completed all other portions of their sentence. The ruling, which may face appeals, could pave the way for an influx of thousands of felons to...

Appeals Court: Elizabeth Warren Has Immunity from Covington Catholic Defamation Suit

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a decision Thursday that two Democratic Congresswomen cannot be prosecuted for defamation against the Covington Catholic teens because of qualified immunity, Bloomberg Law reported. The young men sued Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Deb. Haaland, D-N.M., for defamation over tweets that...

Panicked Dems Sue to Block ‘Spoiler’ Kanye West from Ballots

(Associated Press) An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate. A similar...

Activist Lawyers Sue for Reparations in 1921 Tulsa ‘Race Massacre’

(Associated Press) Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving black district. The group, led by Tulsa attorney Damario...

Appeals Court Blocks Release of Trump Tax Returns to NY Prosecutor

(Headline USA) A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a New York prosecutor from obtaining Donald Trump’s tax returns while the president's lawyers continue to fight a subpoena seeking the records. The three-judge panel ruled after hearing brief arguments from both sides. Trump's lawyers had asked for a temporary stay while they...

Court: Arkansas State Violated Student’s Free Speech; Officials Given Immunity

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in a decision on Monday ruled that administrators at Arkansas State University violated a student's right to free speech but that qualified immunity prevents them from being held accountable. The case, Turning Point USA at Arkansas State University v. Rhodes, began in 2017 when...

McCloskeys Make First Court Appearance, Plead Not Guilty

(Headline USA) The attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they're anxious to prove “with absolute certainty” that they did not commit a crime. One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to...

Appeals Court Keeps Michael Flynn Case Alive; Won’t Order Dismissal

(Headline USA) A federal appeals court in Washington on Monday declined to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's request to dismiss its case against the President Donald Trump's former national security adviser. The decision keeps the matter at least temporarily alive...

Judge Blocks Asylum Screening by Border Protection Agents

(Headline USA) A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if any, immediate impact because the government...

Appeals Court AGAIN Rules Out House Dems’ Subpoena for McGahn

(Associated Press) A federal appeals court panel on Monday again threw out a lawsuit by House Democrats to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee. In a 2-1 ruling, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the House of Representatives...
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