Judiciary

FILE - This undated file photo shows Indiana Reformatory booking shots of John Dillinger, stored in the state archives. A judge will hear an Indianapolis cemetery's bid Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2019, to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a relative of the 1930s gangster who wants to exhume Dillinger’s gravesite to determine if the notorious criminal is actually buried there. (Indiana State Archives/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
December 04, 2019 - 3:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nephew of 1930s gangster John Dillinger needs a cemetery's permission to exhume the notorious criminal's Indianapolis gravesite to prove whether he's actually buried there, a judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing the nephew's lawsuit against the cemetery. Marion County Superior...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Lee Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr. Hall, a death row inmate. Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Hall walked onto death row nearly three decades ago with his sight, but attorneys for the 53-year-old prisoner say he’s since become functionally blind due to improperly treated glaucoma. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won't stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair later this week, clearing the way for the execution unless a federal court intervenes. Lee Hall, a 53-year-old inmate who became blind from...
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Exterior view of the International Criminal Court, or ICC, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Prosecutors are appealing to International Criminal Court judges to authorize a wide-ranging investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan's brutal conflict. In April, a panel of judges rejected a request by the court's prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to open an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by the Taliban, Afghan security forces and American military and intelligence agencies.(AP Photo/Mike Corder)
December 04, 2019 - 10:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict. Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer representing 82 Afghan...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 03, 2019 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate, a House report released Tuesday concluded in findings that...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, former convicts Wayne Kuhn, from left, Dennis Hopkins, Byron Coleman and Jon O'Neal hold a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, on whether Mississippi laws that restrict the voting rights of certain felons are unconstitutional. Former convicted felons affected by the state's laws are pushing to have their voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 03, 2019 - 2:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’s fighting not just for himself but for everyone affected. Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. Racial disparities have narrowed across the United States criminal justice system since 2000, though blacks remain significantly more likely to be impacted than whites, according to a study released Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, by the nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 03, 2019 - 2:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Racial gaps broadly declined in local jails, state prisons, and...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters as the House Intelligence Committee holds public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Pelosi says there is clear evidence that President Donald Trump has used his office for his personal gain. She says doing that "undermined the national security of the United States." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 03, 2019 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The conditions for impeaching a president are set out in a passage of the Constitution that is short enough to be a tweet and puzzling enough to be argued over more than two centuries later. In 199 characters, the passage, it so happens, also resembles President Donald Trump’s...
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President Donald meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Winfield House, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 03, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has upheld the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s banking records but said sensitive personal information should be protected. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The decision came after The...
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December 03, 2019 - 4:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official says Poland's powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has successfully undergone a planned knee surgery. Law and Justice party official Malgorzata Gosiewska said Tuesday he was doing fine. Gosiewska told RMF FM radio that Kaczynski will be returning to work...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 02, 2019 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing President Donald Trump from office. Lawmakers were getting their first look at the...
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