Latest Judiciary News

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 16, 2019 12:50 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president...

Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

Jan. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is...

Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state migrant ID law

Jan. 15, 2019 8:56 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has overturned a law passed in Jalisco state that required migrants to show identification documents to police. The ruling won praise from the country's human rights commission, which considered the law a violation of migrants' rights to privacy. The court said...

Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada

Jan. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago. Brian "Booda" Cavalier, 47, of Mesa, Arizona, was told he won't serve any more...

The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

Jan. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes the president's pick for attorney general will "do well" in a confirmation vote before the Senate. Republican Sen. Lindsey...

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Jan. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. In a 277-page...

Acting AG Whitaker to testify as Democrats ramp up oversight

Jan. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 8, appearing as one of the new Democratic majority's first witnesses as they seek to provide more stringent oversight of President Donald Trump. In a letter sent to Whitaker Tuesday, House...

Kentucky residents again seek to block new Medicaid rules

Jan. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sixteen Kentucky residents have again asked a federal judge to block new eligibility requirements for Medicaid, but the partial federal government shutdown could delay a decision until after the new rules take effect. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to change Kentucky's Medicaid...

Judge rules Somalis targeted in Kansas bomb plot can testify

Jan. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing this month of three militia members convicted of plotting to bomb their apartment complex in a southwest Kansas city, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Defense attorneys had hoped to block the 20 short videos of victim testimony from being...