In a 31-page decision Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that judges cannot "generally" accept victims of domestic or gang violence to be given asylum. Immigration advocates say there could be tens of thousands of domestic violence cases in court backlogs.
A standing guard soldier gets his sweat wiped off by his chief at the Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia, on June 21.
President Trump, who campaigned on strengthening US borders, introduced a new policy early this month of separating children from parents who have crossed into the United States illegally. Separately, the government recently admitted that it was unable to locate 1,475 unaccompanied minors.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a ruling that would guarantee women equal rights in the United States Constitution, was passed Wednesday in the state of Illinois. One more state needs to pass the ERA for it to be included within the US Constitution.
Planned Parenthood attempted to appeal a decision to restrict medication-induced abortions in Arkansas, but was denied a hearing by Supreme Court justices. The decision has reinforced Republican-supported laws that aim to limit abortion services.
For veterans who receive less-than-honorable discharges from the military, finding a job can be a major challenge. But a group of advocates have begun to push state and federal governments to prevent employers from considering discharge status in hiring.
DACA recipients have now had just enough time to graduate from high school, get a bachelor's degree, and now, in some cases, a law degree. Those who have are positioning themselves for a fight to be able to practice law.
Marsy's Law, which requires crime victims to be updated about developments to their cases, has seen growing support around the US. But in South Dakota, law enforcement has found unexpected burdens with the legislation – and is now pushing to amend it.
Some judges and attorneys worry that the courts are headed to backlogs due to lack of resources similar to those experienced seven years ago at the height of Obama-era crackdowns on immigrants illegally crossing the border.
Last year, Massachusetts refused requests from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to send unauthorized immigrants with criminal charges to the department after they had been tried. Since then, ICE has largely denied detained people their day in court.