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On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking into the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has previously written that presidents should not have to face criminal investigations or civil lawsuits while in office, be exempt from subpoenas, and have the power to fire special counsels.
A book published last year, "The Blood of Emmett Till," may have inspired the FBI to reopen a closed murder case. The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 is thought to have been the spark that ignited the civil rights movement.
The question of judicial impartiality may have been a veiled fiction, as some legal scholars say. But the removal of that veil when it comes to Supreme Court and other nominations could result in a polarized judicial branch.
A Gallup survey found that 37 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, while another 42 percent have "some" confidence. Fewer Americans – only 11 percent – have high confidence in Congress.
President Trump's nomination of conservative Brett Kavanaugh has received mixed responses as Judge Kavanaugh is expected to be less progressive than his predecessor former Justice Anthony Kennedy on prominent social issues such as abortion and gay marriage.
Immigration court judges have a bench-side view of the stresses already placed on the system. The Monitor's Texas bureau chief interviewed former and current judges about the effects of the Trump administration's changes.
Offenders under 21 have the highest rates of recidivism and Vermont wants to end that cycle. The state became the first to pass a law, the first stage of which went into effect July 1, that allows some teenagers 18 and older to be persecuted through the juvenile justice system instead of the adult criminal system.
Justice Anthony Kennedy was the crucial fifth vote on cases from Bush v. Gore, which gave the presidency to George W. Bush, to Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage.
If children are younger than 5, the judge in California said they must be reunited with their parents within 14 days, but it's unclear how border authorities will meet these deadlines issued by the federal judge.
In a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, the high court reversed a lower court injunction blocking the order’s implementation.
The final week in June is always a big one for Supreme Court watchers, and this week will bring major decisions on the Trump White House's travel ban and the future of public unions. Today, the justices issued a ruling with 'huge ramifications' for voting rights law.
What expectation of privacy do consumers have in an increasingly technological world? New technology is forcing more answers – and reinterpretation of the Constitution.
Immigration is a topic heavy with statistics and policy proposals. But it's also about humanity. Our reporter went to the Texas-Mexico border to hear stories from people on both sides.
For many white Evangelicals, the administration’s zero-tolerance approach to asylum-seekers is putting their support for President Trump in conflict with their reverence for the sanctity of families.
After seeming poised to finally define a key unknown in American democracy – when partisan gerrymandering becomes extreme enough to be considered illegal – the high court demurred on Monday.
The former FBI director violated policies and procedures when he commented publicly about the revived Clinton investigation, the Justice Department inspector general concluded.
With high incarceration rates, the United States is focused on reducing recidivism. Providing access to education is one way to do so, offering a sense of engagement and value to those who are transitioning back into society.
The careful calibration of Monday's US Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cake Shop case resulted in no sweeping decision. Instead, it "invited us all to turn down the heat in the culture wars," says one legal scholar.
A federal court is examining the legality of ICE's practice of detaining unauthorized immigrants with US spouses at their green-card hearings. Thomas Brophy, acting director for New England, testified last week that ICE agents in the seven-state region would stop the practice.
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