Judiciary

August 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump's efforts to "promote more efficient" government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders "undermine federal employees' right to bargain collectively" under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji...
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August 24, 2018 - 10:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a report about two women's accounts to police alleging sexual misconduct by Wynn. Clark County District Court Judge Ronald Israel's written order on...
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Vice President Mike Pence gestures while speaking to the Republican National Lawyers Association, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 24, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that Democrats have turned the Senate's traditional role of providing advice and consent into "obstruct and oppose" when it comes to President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. Speaking to the Republican National Lawyers Association, Pence...
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File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 24, 2018 - 11:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in a majority black county in rural south Georgia took less than a minute Friday to scrap a proposal to eliminate most of the local polling places, after the plan drew criticism from all over the country. Concern about the proposal to close seven of the county's...
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Police gather outside the Constitutional Court after the court upheld Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa' s narrow victory in Harare, Friday, August, 24, 2018. Zimbabwe's constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory in last month's historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying "sufficient and credible evidence" had not been produced. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 24, 2018 - 8:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's disputed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's ruling party says the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be on Sunday after the constitutional court upheld his election win. Paul Mangwana says the...
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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, top left, is pictured next to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated to the Supreme Court, in this photo taken during the term that both men worked for Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1993 and 1994. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch share a history that goes back decades. In the back row of the photo are the clerks that worked for Kennedy that term: Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Miles Ehrlich, Nathan Forrester and Gary Feinerman. Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh has been nominated to replace, is in the bottom row alongside staff. (U.S. Supreme Court via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 2:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades,...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't allow Arkansas to enforce a law that critics say would make the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban abortion pills. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a request by the state to put on hold a judge's order...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter holds a sign that reads "lock him up!", that was placed on the windshield of his car by a protester, as he leaves an arraignment Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 1:11 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was swarmed by demonstrators yelling "shame on you!" as he left a federal courthouse Thursday in San Diego after pleading not guilty to charges of illegally using his campaign account for personal expenses. The California Republican and his wife, Margaret,...
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Cassie Semyon, 21, an intern for NBC News, runs from the courthouse with results outside of federal court as jury deliberations are announced in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 23, 2018 - 7:04 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out. Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon's mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort's conviction on Tuesday...
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Lilly Ledbetter, an activist for workplace equality, left, is joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as they address demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in front of the Supreme Court, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 22, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's rights advocates rallied in the rain Wednesday in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, saying he had a discouraging track record on issues that matter to women. Standing outside the Supreme Court for more than an hour in periods of rain,...
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