National courts

FILE - In this Nov. 2009 file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House. President Donald Trump said he is thinking "very seriously" about pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though the Supreme Court vacated the boxing champion's conviction in 1971. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 08, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of "thousands" of cases the president's team is...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civilian helping review New York Police Department probes affecting Muslim communities says there are fewer requests for investigations involving First Amendment rights in the last year. Stephen Robinson, a former federal judge, was appointed last year to the "Handschu Committee...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017 file photo, James Wolfe, center, former director of security with the Senate Intelligence Committee, escorts former FBI director James Comey to a secure room to continue his testimony on the 2016 election and his firing by President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal prosecutors are accusing Wolfe with lying to the FBI about contact he had with reporters who covered the committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
June 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee appeared before a federal court in Maryland Friday after being arrested for lying to the FBI about contacts with multiple reporters. James A. Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Wayne Jenkins. Jenkins, the former leader of the department's disbanded Gun Trace Task Force who pleaded guilty in a corruption case in January, is scheduled to appear at a sentencing hearing Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:07 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to 37-year-old former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2003, file photo, attorney Todd Macaluso speaks during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif. Macaluso, a disbarred lawyer who represented Casey Anthony, was sentenced Thursday, June 7, 2018, to 15 years in prison for conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A disbarred lawyer who once represented Casey Anthony has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. Todd Macaluso was sentenced on Thursday. The San Diego, California, resident was convicted...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, listens as Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference about a lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 200 Members of Congress seeking 'to hold President Donald Trump accountable to the U.S. Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause,' Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 07, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge appeared to sympathize with the nearly 200 congressional Democrats suing President Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first presenting them to Congress and gaining their consent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court says the president has no option but to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who's been praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft but has angered some politicians. The constitutional court published a 133-page report Thursday...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court says the president has no option but to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who's been praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft but has angered some politicians. The constitutional court published a 133-page report Thursday...
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June 07, 2018 - 12:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities for separating parents from their children to go forward on Wednesday but said he would decide later whether or not to order a nationwide halt. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said the lawsuit involving a 7-year-old...
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