Judiciary

September 17, 2018 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill's accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991. But there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. The decision to have...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the President's National Council of the American Worker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says "a little delay" may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 16, 2018 - 9:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote...
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September 16, 2018 - 9:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It has led a number of high-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A House Democrat from California says she's "grateful" the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is denying a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school. In a statement issued Friday, Kavanaugh says the following: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time." The New Yorker reported the alleged incident took place at a party when Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Preparatory School. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him. In a statement...
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September 14, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge urged a government lawyer Friday to clear the schedule of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a day so he can be asked why he wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman encouraged that step at a hearing even before he...
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September 14, 2018 - 5:02 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge says he is inclined to approve a settlement that would give many parents and children who were separated at the border with Mexico a second chance to seek asylum. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said Friday in San Diego that the deal between the Trump administration...
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Attorney General Lisa Madigan, flanked by Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel hold up a copy of the proposed consent decree during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2918 in Chicago. The 226-page document was submitted Thursday to a Chicago federal judge. (Antonio Perez /Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor and Illinois' attorney general unveiled an updated plan Thursday to reform the city's police, saying it will ensure permanent, far-reaching changes within a 12,000-officer department that has a long history of committing serious civil rights abuses. The more than 200-...
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This Sept. 11, 2018 photo shows Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan during the Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Bachchan is cheering India’s decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it “a wonderful step in the right direction.” India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." (AP Photo/John Carucci)
September 13, 2018 - 11:23 am
TORONTO (AP) — Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India's decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction." India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a...
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