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Democrats Unveil Long-Shot Plan To Expand Size Of Supreme Court From 9 To 13

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| Republicans were scathing in their response to the measure, but the bill has a grim future even without their opposition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has no plans to bring it to the floor.

Officer Cleared In The Shooting Death Of Ashli Babbitt During Capitol Riot


The investigation determined the officer did not act with bad purpose or in disregard of the law.

Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions


The court's unsigned order came on a 5-to-4 vote, preventing the state from enforcing a rule that limits at-home gatherings to no more than three households.

Man Indicted For Attacking Officer With Skateboard During U.S. Capitol Riot


Federal investigators continue to make arrests into the insurrection at the Capitol months after the siege.

Murder Charges Against Ex-Dallas Officer Dropped For Insufficient Probable Cause


"If we get to a point in any case, no matter who the defendant is ... that we feel there is insufficient probable cause, we have to alert the defense and alert the court," prosecutors said Wednesday.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'


"My own personal view that this is too extreme, it was too broad and did not grandfather in those young people who are currently under hormone treatment," he said, before apologizing.

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Trans Youth


Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, called the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act, or SAFE Act, "a vast government overreach." The legislature could override the veto with a simple majority.

Obama Transportation Secretary Hid Foreign Cash Loan


Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took $50,000 from an associate of a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire while in office in 2012.

Biden Phase-Out Of Private Jails Worries U.S. Marshals Who Transport Detainees


Current and former officials say that the executive order could mean that some pretrial detainees are housed hours away from courthouses where their cases will be heard, diverting resources.