Confirmation of latest Trump judicial pick tilts balance of 11th Circuit Court

The Senate confirmed yet another of President Trump’s picks to a federal circuit court seat Wednesday in a vote that tilts the balance of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to a GOP-appointed majority.

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Senate confirms Trump appeals court nominee Steven Menashi over Dem objections

The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Trump nominee Steven Menashi to a federal appeals court despite fierce opposition from Democrats.

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Roger Stone does not testify as closing arguments set in federal trial

Roger Stone’s defense team rested its case Tuesday afternoon, with the usually outspoken Stone opting not to take the stand in his federal criminal trial.

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Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law sentenced to prison for scamming Dustin Hoffman, others

The former son-in-law of disgraced onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to a series of fraudulent schemes, including one that swindled actor Dustin Hoffman out of $3 million.

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Louisiana the new go-to spot for ICE detainees

Louisiana has quickly become a go-to spot for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to plant detainees in its custody. The federal agency has signed contracts to convert at least eight former jails or prisons around the state into ICE detention centers w…

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Judge overturns Trump-backed ‘conscience rule’ to protect religious and moral freedoms of health care workers

A federal judge Wednesday struck down a Trump administration rule which would have made it easier for medical providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds.

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Roger Stone excused from first day of his trial after claiming food poisoning

Jury selection in the trial of President Trump’s longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone began on Tuesday and included medical issues involving both the defendant and a spectator.

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Arizona official charged in adoption smuggling scheme pleads not guilty, threatens to sue over work suspension

A defiant Arizona elected official charged with running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands has pleaded not guilty and plans to go to court to challenge his work suspension. 

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Trump nears new milestone with judicial appointments

President Trump is on his way to reaching a significant mark in his presidency, as his latest nominees for federal appeals courts go through the confirmation process.

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If prosecutor convinces a grand jury Trump taxes reveal alleged crimes, it would be unprecedented, Judge Napolitano says

If a New York City prosecutor finds evidence of an alleged crime in President Trump’s tax returns and is able to convince a grand jury, it would be unprecedented for America’s courts, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.

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Federal judge blocks Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants seeking visas

A federal judge in Oregon on Saturday blocked the Trump administration’s rule requiring immigrants applying for U.S. visas to prove they have health insurance or can afford medical costs from going into effect Sunday.

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Kentucky Supreme Court dismisses claim against print shop owner who refused to make gay pride T-shirt

The Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a discrimination claim Thursday against a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he said it was against his religious beliefs.

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White House, Congress square off in court over whether Trump officials can be forced to testify

The executive branch and the House of Representatives squared off in federal court Thursday on two separate cases over whether former White House officials can be forced to testify before congressional committees amid the Trump impeachment inquiry.

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DOJ sues Walmart for allegedly refusing to hire employee with naval reserve obligations

The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday alleging Walmart denied a Navy Reserve officer a job due to upcoming reserve duties. 

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Hiram Sasser: Left uses lies about LGBT views to attack outstanding Trump judicial nominee at Senate hearing

Lawrence VanDyke is one of President Trump’s outstanding nominees to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But he was the target of a disgraceful character assassination attempt Wednesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciar…

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Rex Tillerson testifies Exxon researched climate change’s effects on bottom line

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday that the company he formerly led as CEO, Exxon Mobil, did not attempt to downplay the effects of climate change regulation to investors. 

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Nicholas Sandmann attorney hopes reopened case will ‘pull back the blinds’ on the Washington Post

An attorney for the MAGA-hat wearing student suing the Washington Post and other news outlets for defamation said he hopes the newly-reopened legal case will expose the inner thoughts of the newspaper’s editorial.

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New challenge to union power brewing in wake of Janus ruling

In the wake of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that public-sector unions cannot force non-members to pay a fee for representation in the workplace, a new challenge to union power is taking shape. 

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Southwest Airlines pilots live-streamed video from bathroom to cockpit iPad, lawsuit claims

A Phoenix-based flight attendant has sued Southwest Airlines, accusing the carrier of retaliation after she reported she had seen two pilots live-streaming video from inside the plane’s restroom to an iPad in the cockpit.

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Federal judge rules congressional Democrats can have access to Mueller grand jury material

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee can have access to redacted grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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