The Justice Department Says That Trump's Acting Attorney General Appointment Is Legal
A new opinion from the department's Office of Legal Counsel pushes back against questions raised over the past week about whether Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is constitutional.
Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi Says He Expects Robert Mueller Will Indict Him
Corsi, formerly of the Infowars conspiracy site, announced the expected indictment on a livestream Monday.
Trump's New Acting Attorney General Is Already In Trouble. And He Just Started.
Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is being questioned as possibly illegal. His qualifications aren't winning praise either.
A Federal Appeals Court Just Ruled Against The Trump Administration’s Attempt To End DACA
The 9th Circuit’s ruling is the first from an appeals court to weigh in on the Trump administration’s decision to end the program.
The Trump Administration, Again, Asks The Supreme Court To Hear A DACA Case
The last time the administration asked the court to consider DACA's legality, the court told the Justice Department it wanted to hear from the appeals court first.
The Supreme Court Raises Questions About The Kids’ Climate Case But Won't Stop It For Now
The justices, however, strongly suggested that the 9th Circuit should take another look at the case before it goes to trial.
The Supreme Court Allows A Trial Over The Census Citizenship Question To Start Monday
The order comes days before the trial is scheduled to begin.
Remember The Special Counsel’s Russia Investigation? Here’s What Is Happening.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has kept things pretty quiet in the run-up to the midterm elections. That’s likely to change after Tuesday.
Robert Mueller's Office Has Asked The FBI To Investigate Allegations That A Woman Was Offered Money To Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment
The referral came after a woman reached out to several journalists, including BuzzFeed News, about the financial offer.
The Federal Investigation That Led To Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea Is Ongoing, Prosecutors Say
Prosecutors made the comment in a court filing opposing the New York Times' request to make public the search warrants against the president's former longtime personal lawyer.
Sandra Day O'Connor, The First Woman On The Supreme Court, Has Dementia And Is Withdrawing From Public Life
"Some time ago, doctors diagnosed me with the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease. As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life."
Supreme Court Halts Deposition Of Commerce Secretary In Challenge To Census Citizenship Question
The court did, however, allow the deposition of a senior Justice Department official and other discovery to proceed at this time.
Federal Prosecutors File The First Charges Alleging 2018 Russian Election Interference
“The Conspiracy has a strategic goal, which continues to this day, to sow division and discord in the U.S. political system ... including the upcoming 2018 midterm election.”
A Federal Judge Has Dismissed Stormy Daniels' Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump
Daniels also must pay Trump's "reasonable attorney's fees," should he ask that she do so, the court ruled.
Washington State's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, The State's Supreme Court Rules
Those inmates on death row now will have their sentences converted to life imprisonment, the state's justices ruled.
In An Immigration Case, Supreme Court Justices Raise Questions About The Government’s Authority
“Is there any limit on the government’s power?” Justice Neil Gorsuch asked.
Chief Justice John Roberts Now Gets To Decide What To Do With His Supreme Court
Roberts, already playing a pivotal role as the chief justice, is now likely to be the center vote on the court as well.
Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Vote Was One Of The Closest In US History
Only one Supreme Court nominee was confirmed on a closer vote. That vote was in 1881.
Eight Justices Mean Compromise Is Key At The Supreme Court — For Now
The world inside the Supreme Court building looks nothing this week like the world outside of it.