Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including trends around the federal judges President Trump is appointing, the Department of Justice’s criminal probe of the Russia investigation,…
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against lawyer Michael Truncale because of his 2011 comments in which he called then-President Barack Obama an "un-American imposter."…
By 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 Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what’s manageable, because of judicial vacancies. In Texas, close to a dozen district judgeships remain open, more than in any other state.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Judges who disagree with federal sentencing guidelines can issue lighter sentences for defendants in crack cocaine cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in two cases that will provide judges more leeway in determining punishments for drug violations.
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