Judiciary

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 4, 2017, an unidentified man walks past the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center in Tuskegee, Ala. The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement to fund the museum, which includes exhibits honoring victims of the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
June 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project. The Justice Department argued in court documents recently that providing...
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June 24, 2017 - 8:29 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a court settlement to fund a museum honoring victims of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. Government lawyers have filed papers saying money remaining from the 1975 agreement shouldn't go to the...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 24, 2017 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. The biggest news of all, though,...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is seen during an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building Washington. For those wondering where Gorsuch will fit on the Supreme Court’s ideological spectrum, the best early clue might be to watch the company he keeps. Gorsuch has already paired up four times with Justice Clarence Thomas _ the court’s most conservative member _ in separate opinions that dissent from or take issue with the court’s majority rulings. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 24, 2017 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. Gorsuch has already paired up four times with Justice Clarence Thomas — the court's most conservative member — in separate opinions that dissent from or take issue with the court's...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks during Focus on the Family's 40th anniversary celebration Friday, June 23, 2017, during his visit to Colorado Springs, Colo. (Christian Murdock /The Gazette via AP, Pool)
June 23, 2017 - 5:28 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, the parents of Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. The city attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, said Friday, June 23, 2017, that the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 23, 2017 - 5:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest. A federal judge in St. Louis on Tuesday approved the settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 23, 2017 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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June 23, 2017 - 2:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton leaves the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, after his sentencing in a jackpot-fixing scandal. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Tipton implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal Friday, June 23, 2017, saying his trial in a rigged $16.5 million Iowa jackpot was tainted by a dawdling investigation. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File)
June 23, 2017 - 1:13 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million Iowa jackpot was tainted by a dawdling investigation. The ruling is a symbolic victory for former Multi-...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2009, file photograph, Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus On The Family, is shown on campus of the nonprofit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a speech to mark the nonprofit's 40th anniversary during a celebration on Friday, June 23, 2017. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 12:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics...
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