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Judicial appointments and nominations
February 16, 2018
APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot
Colorado's Republican U.S. senator said Thursday he will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs, saying he ...
February 04, 2018
Maldives president says he's willing to hold early election
The president of the Maldives said he's willing to hold an early presidential election to allow voters to decide who they ...
February 01, 2018
Heiress known as last Hawaiian princess mired in legal fight
Every day, tourists flock to a downtown Honolulu palace for a glimpse of the way Hawaii's royal family lived, marveling at ...
January 31, 2018
The Latest: Sanders blasts Trump for dodging social programs
The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 11 p.m. Liberal icon Bernie Sanders is ...
January 31, 2018
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's great fear: Courts viewed as partisan
One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's great fears is that the federal judiciary will start to be seen as just another political branch ...
January 30, 2018
Senate takes rare path in confirming Trump judicial nominee
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Senate has confirmed a judicial nominee without a seal of approval from a home ...
January 23, 2018
'Last Men' filmmaker reflects on historic Oscar nomination
The maker of the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute ...
January 20, 2018
Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster system
A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it ...
January 10, 2018
North Carolina ordered to redraw voting maps set by GOP
Federal judges have ruled that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally ...
January 10, 2018
Judges: North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship
Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally ...
January 09, 2018
Democrats Booker, Harris join Senate Judiciary Committee
Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have been appointed to serve on the Senate ...
January 06, 2018
A look at prosecutors who will decide on marijuana crackdown
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put the top federal prosecutors in states with recreational marijuana back in charge of ...
January 05, 2018
Ex-New Jersey Gov. Byrne, too ethical for mobsters, dies
Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting ...
January 04, 2018
2 former Christie bridge lawyers get key Trump positions
Both of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal have now been given ...
January 03, 2018
Hatch's retirement lets him leave at the height of his power
Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his ...
December 25, 2017
Bahrain military court issues death sentence for 6 Shiites
Bahrain's Military High Court on Monday sentenced six Shiites to death, 15 years in prison and revoked their nationality on ...
December 22, 2017
Senate leaves town with HHS, NASA nominees in limbo
The Senate left town for the year without acting on dozens of President Donald Trump's nominees, including his picks to head ...
December 21, 2017
GOP Kennedy made life tough for a Trump judicial nominee
The Republican senator who became an Internet sensation with his rapid-fire takedown of President Donald Trump's judicial ...
December 19, 2017
Federal judge retires as he faces accusations from women
The sexual misconduct allegations that have cut a swath through Congress brought down a prominent member of the judicial ...
December 18, 2017
Trump judge pick who drew ridicule after hearing withdraws
A Trump judicial nominee whose inability to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing brought him widespread ...