Judiciary

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following the final vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 06, 2018 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he never would have pulled the plug on Brett Kavanaugh over the allegations of sexual misconduct because the Supreme Court nominee deserved an up-or-down vote — even if it failed. McConnell said in an interview Saturday with The...
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People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald Friday, Oct 5, 2018, in Chicago. Van Dyke, 40, was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in about 50 years. He was taken into custody moments after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 06, 2018 - 9:17 am
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty conviction for second-degree murder...
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FILE- In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Pablo Villavicencio, center, is helped into an SUV, where his wife, Sandra Chica, right, and their daughters await after he was released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, N.J. The Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from the immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the government's handling of the case will remain free after the government declined on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 to pursue an appeal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from an immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the handling of the case will remain free after the government declined Friday to pursue an appeal. Attorneys notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks out of his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 04, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The full Senate is preparing to weigh in on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court with an initial vote on Friday. In setting the voting process in motion, Majority Leader Mitch...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about some Democrats in Congress at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 03, 2018 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 11 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Donald Trump after he mocked a woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Conway...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 10:45 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Vernon Madison. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of Madison who lawyers say suffers from dementia and can no longer remember killing a police officer in 1985. Justices will hear arguments Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, on whether it would be unconstitutional to execute 68-year-old Madison who was convicted of killing Mobile police officer Julius Schulte in 1985. The U.S. Supreme Court has said death row prisoners have "rational understanding" that they are about to be executed and why. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution. The eight justices heard arguments in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon...
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Protestors demonstrate outside a political event hosting U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Flake, days after a critical vote in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made his second visit this year to New Hampshire. The visit will once again stoke suggestions that he might run against President Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 02, 2018 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations...
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President Donald Trump arrives at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 01, 2018 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Tennessee rally (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is barnstorming for the Republican Senate candidate locked in a tight race in Tennessee. The president appeared at a rally in Johnson City to support U.S. Rep. Marsha...
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