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Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic

Nov. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts when he was called a "fool" on his own network. Not to his face, of course. But Tucker Carlson guest Joseph diGenova's dismissal of Napolitano for saying that...

Hot, crowded and secret room now part of impeachment lore

Nov. 8, 2019 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's "excruciating." It smells like a "locker room." And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump's presidency, a key chapter in the House's drive to impeach him will be set in a spy-proof bunker tucked beneath a spiral staircase...

Judge stays 'Texas 7' gang member execution for 2nd time

Nov. 7, 2019 6:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday stayed the execution of a "Texas 7" gang member who was convicted in the killing of a police officer because the state has refused to provide him with a Buddhist chaplain in the death chamber. The U.S. Supreme Court initially blocked Patrick Murphy's execution in...

Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements

Nov. 7, 2019 1:08 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the Supreme Court justice's thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts." Several women have spoken out about their...

Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

Nov. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate as he sought to demonstrate progress in meeting the concerns of many conservatives. Trump's victory lap came as the Senate neared...

White House adding aides to deal with impeachment inquiry

Nov. 6, 2019 3:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is beefing up its communications staff as it tries to grapple with the ongoing House impeachment investigation. Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, and Tony Sayegh, a former Treasury Department spokesman, are expected to join the White House communications...

Justices seem uncertain about reach of Clean Water Act

Nov. 6, 2019 1:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections. The justices heard arguments Wednesday about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit when it sends wastewater deep...

Justices struggle with copyright case involving pirate ship

Nov. 5, 2019 2:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with a modern-day dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship that went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in a copyright case over photos and videos that document the recovery of the Queen...

Senate more partisan today than when Clinton faced trial

Nov. 5, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has long been a place of false gentility, where "my good friend" can be a euphemism for the opposite. Now, as the Senate prepares to consider an impeachment trial, the acidic tribal politics in the era of Donald Trump is stripping away the veneer of comity from a chamber that's...

Justices seem OK with car stop over owner's invalid license

Nov. 4, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to say police may pull over a car when they know only that its owner's license is not valid — even if they don't know who's driving. The issue of traffic stops based on information gleaned from motor vehicle records has become more pressing with the...