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Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence

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ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.

They dismissed her as a lightweight. But California's top judge has found her voice — and uses it to call out Trump policies

Tani Cantil-Sakauye was an obscure judge on a Sacramento appeals court when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger selected her to become California’s 28th chief justice. Rebel judges demeaned her as a lightweight whose first instinct when confronted with a problem was to create a task force. Her lobbying...

California Chief Justice: Governor Brown still unpredictable

California's Supreme Court chief justice says that after six years she still hasn't quite figured out Gov. Jerry Brown. Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Thursday that she didn't know what would happen … Click to Continue »

Editor shot dead in Russia's Siberia

New York, May 25, 2017--Russian authorities must bring to justice those responsible for the killing of Dmitry Popkov, chief editor of independent local newspaper Ton-M in Siberia, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Popkov's body was found with five bullet wounds in his backyard late last night in the...

Ivey appoints tax attorney Sellers to Supreme Court

Gov. Kay Ivey is appointing attorney William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court. Sellers will fill the associate justice seat previously held by Lyn Stuart. Stuart was appointed chief … Click to Continue »

Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Chief Justice Carmen Lucia Rocha decided on Monday that the Supreme Court will only rule on the suspension of an investigation of President Michel Temer when the federal police determines whether a key tape recording was edited.

Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court on 5-3 Vote Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case, with Thomas in Majority and Roberts in Dissent

The Supreme Court has issued this 5-3 opinion in Cooper v. Harris. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion for the Court, with Justice Thomas making the fifth vote for affirmance. Chief Justice Robert and Justices Alito and Kennedy dissented. That is … Continue reading ?

“Despite high court’s decision on N.C. voting law, activists worry about chief justice

Bob Barnes for WaPo: The big win for voting rights activists at the Supreme Court last week came with an equally big asterisk, and provided new reason for jittery liberals and civil rights groups to continue to fret about Chief … Continue reading ?

Trump Fired The FBI Chief. Now An FBI Veteran Is Hired To Probe The Trump Team

One week after President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and raised fears about the future of the agency’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Department of Justice has appointed a widely admired...Show More Summary

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Robert Mueller, Ex-FBI Chief, appointed as special counsel in Trump-Russia investigation

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The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including questions about contact between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates. (more…)

Justice Anthony Kennedy – More Powerful than Any President

Some say the President of the United States, no matter who that is at any given time, is the most powerful man in the world. As the Chief Executive of

The Latest: Senate field swells as qualifying ends

Political parties in Alabama have closed qualifying in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat in the U.S. Senate. The others in the GOP field are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson, Birmingham businessman Dom Gentile, state Sen. Show More Summary

Governor Likes Budget the Way It Is, Chief Justice Not so Much

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a revised California budget, and it does not include new money for the courts. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is not impressed. "Under this proposed budget, trial courts receive a little more than a penny for every general-fund tax dollar, less than......

Why Did the Chief Justice Write Separately in North Carolina and Texas Voting Cases?

Today Chief Justice Roberts wrote separately in connection with the Supreme Court decision not to hear the North Carolina voting case, underlining the procedural irregularities of the case and noting it was not a decision on the merits. The Chief did … Continue reading ?

A critical non-decision from the Supreme Court

In a highly anticipated case involving voter ID, the Supreme Court punted, denying certiorari. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion invalidating the pre-clearance requirement for nine states under the Voting Rights Act (VRA), issued a rare explanation of the decision not to hear the case. The case concerned a North Carolina law that […]

Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court Denies Cert. in North Carolina Voting Case; Chief Justice Issues Statement

Today the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Fourth Circuit decision holding that a North Carolina voting law (one I’ve called the strictest set of voting rules rolled into one law passed since at least the passage … Continue reading ?

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama

A statement from the conservative Republican from Huntsville says he's running because America's status as the greatest nation ever is at risk. Other GOP candidates include former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore; state Rep. Ed Henry; Christian Coalition president Randy Brinson; and Birmingham businessman Dom Gentile.

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