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Politics Dec 05ACLU disputes suggestion of wrongdoing in abortion case
The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing back against a claim by the Trump administration that ACLU attorneys acted improperly while helping an immigrant teenager held in federal custody obtain an abortion.
Nation Dec 04Supreme Court takes up sports betting case
The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could make sports betting widely available.
Nation Nov 03Government says teen’s lawyers misled them in abortion case
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an abortion following a lawsuit.
Nation Oct 24Federal court clears way for immigrant teen to get abortion
The ruling Tuesday by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overruled a decision by a three-judge panel of the court that at least temporarily blocked the teen from having the procedure.
Nation Oct 20LISTEN: Appeals court temporarily blocks immigrant teen’s abortion access
A federal appeals court in D.C. has blocked an undocumented immigrant girl from getting an abortion for now. Hear the courtroom arguments, which took place earlier Friday.
Politics Sep 29Groups say they’ll challenge Trump’s latest travel ban
The American Civil Liberties Union says it's challenging the Trump administration's latest travel ban, the first legal action to be announced against the new ban.
Politics Sep 29At high court and others, Trump reverses legal course
The Trump administration is dealing with lawsuits that were in progress before the president took office — and asserting different positions than the Obama administration.
Nation Jun 22‘Pizzagate’ gunman in D.C. sentenced to four years in prison
A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.
Politics May 25Block against Trump’s travel ban upheld by appeals court
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.
Politics Jan 16Parties, protests to take over DC for Trump’s inauguration
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.