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Federal Prosecutors Discussed 'Burying' Evidence In Troubled New York Case

| The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

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Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.

Supreme Court Acts To Postpone More Controversies, From Mueller Report To Abortion

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The decisions ensure none of these cases will be decided before the November election.

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Charged In Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Abuse Case

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The British socialite has previously been accused of helping Epstein run an alleged sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls.

Trump And McConnell, Via Swath Of Judges, Will Affect U.S. Law For Decades

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been advancing the White House's judicial candidates with single-minded focus. Two hundred have been confirmed.

Supreme Court: Montana Can't Exclude Religious Schools From Scholarship Program

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The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's other conservatives, is a win for parents who wanted to use the state tax credit to help send children to religious schools.

Supreme Court Clears Way For Federal Executions To Resume

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Four men are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty since 2003.

Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

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Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.

Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief

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But the court left intact the rest of the statute that created the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others who have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.