A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely.
By Amy Taxin, Associated Press
Although the Trump administration has faced criticism for overcrowded and unsanitary migrant detention facilities, the president seems to be sticking to his hardline stance on immigration. He rejected a federal court ruling that it’s unconstitutional to hold asylum-seekers indefinitely without…
The federal judge hearing the lawsuit against Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban already struck down a 15-week ban last year.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
A coalition of states with Democratic leadership is promising to appeal a Texas federal court ruling on Friday that aimed to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. The case was brought by a group of Republican state attorneys general and…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
By Judy Woodruff, Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins, Matt Loffman
Fallout continued today after a guilty plea and a guilty verdict for two men with close ties to President Trump in federal court on a combined 16 counts, ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations. Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
A Trump-nominated judge now holds one out every seven seats on the circuit courts. The Senate on Thursday confirmed two more, as Republicans have made a priority of confirming judges in their fight to hold the Senate majority ahead of…
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the candidates include individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court.
By PBS NewsHour
A new analysis of federal court cases published last week by The New York Times shows that jury trials are becoming increasingly less common. In 1997, 3,200 out of 63,000 federal defendants were convicted in jury trials. But by 2015,…
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