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Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender

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| With the lesson of President Obama's difficulty in filling vacancies "imprinted on his brain," his staff says, the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority.

Prosecutors Add Sex Trafficking Charges Against Ghislaine Maxwell

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, faces new charges for the abuse of a 14-year-old girl starting in 2001.

Jury Will Hear Opening Arguments In Derek Chauvin Trial On Monday

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The trial is starting in earnest 10 months after George Floyd's killing triggered outrage and protests against racial inequality. The highly anticipated trial is expected to last about four weeks.

DOJ Has Charged Nearly 500 With COVID-Related Fraud In The Past Year

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A year after the first major coronavirus relief package passed, the Justice Department has charged defendants over exploiting loan and unemployment programs as well as with fraud targeting consumers.

Prosecutors Allege 'Substantial Evidence' Of Oath Keepers Conspiracy To Storm Capitol

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The founder of the Oath Keepers militia had a phone call with a member of the group who minutes later took part in a military-style "stack" formation to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors say.

Boulder Shooting Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

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Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is facing 10 counts of murder in the first degree and one count of attempted murder over the horrific attack at a King Soopers supermarket.

Supreme Court Mulls Whether Police Can Enter Home Without Warrant To Save A Life

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At issue in the case was whether police may enter a person's home in order to safeguard the homeowner from potential harm.

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New Evidence Points To Coordination Among Extremist Groups Ahead of Capitol Riot

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Court papers filed by the Justice Department allege that a member of the Oath Keepers coordinated with the Proud Boys and a far-right, self-styled militia to form an "alliance" on Jan. 6.

Judge Criticizes DOJ For Talking About Capitol Riot Conspiracy Case In The Press

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"This case will not be tried in the media," U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta said Tuesday, referring to two recent stories that he said could affect the defendants' right to a fair trial.