Judiciary

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a "tremendous blot" on the record of the intelligence community if material with any such allegations had been released...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2017 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a "tremendous blot" on the record of the intelligence community if such material had been released. The...
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January 11, 2017 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help learning-disabled students. Most of the justices seemed to agree during arguments Wednesday that school districts must offer more than the bare minimum of services to children with...
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January 11, 2017 - 5:59 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has criticized foreign pressure for him to step down and called on Gambians to wait for a Supreme Court decision to determine the credibility of the Dec. 1 elections that he lost. Jammeh, in a speech late Tuesday night, said Gambians...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 11, 2017 - 2:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings to deny any hints of a racist past. On day two, a group of black lawmakers will speak out against his nomination — including New Jersey Democrat...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 10, 2017 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected "damnably false" accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump's attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay...
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FILE -In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. lead a crowd of people in prayer outside the Emanuel AME Church, after a memorial for the nine people killed by Dylann Roof in Charleston, S.C. A federal jury will consider whether Roof should be sentenced to death or life in prison for the racially motivated attack.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
January 10, 2017 - 4:48 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing trial of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The brother of a woman slain by Dylann Roof at Emanuel AME Church says jurors made the right decision in sentencing him to death. Malcolm Graham told...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 10, 2017 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected "damnably false" accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump's attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump talks with reporters at Trump Tower in New York. As a businessman, Trump has kept the courts busy. That is not likely to end when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially looming problem for a sitting president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 10, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That's hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president. Only a handful of presidents have undergone legal depositions during their terms,...
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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 10, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general (all times EST): 1:35 p.m. Donald Trump's transition spokesman is condemning the tactics used by Code Pink and other groups protesting Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation...
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