11/21/13 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington newspaper has asked a federal judge to force the Coast Guard to return any documents and copies of records it seized from a reporter while searching her home last summer as part of a gun investigation involving her husband. Lawyers for The Washington Times and...
By Philip Klein | 11/21/13 03:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Thursday move to weaken the filibuster is supposed to be limited to federal judicial appointments and executive nominations rather than Supreme Court appointments or actual legislation.
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 03:24 PM
President Obama on Thursday backed the Senate's decision to trigger the “nuclear option” and change its filibuster rules, saying it was necessary to stop the Republican Party's “pattern of obstruction.” “I support the step a majority of senators took to change the way Washington is...
11/19/13 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state's clinics to stop providing abortions. The justices voted 5-4 to leave in effect a provision requiring doctors who...
By Sean Lengell | 11/18/13 07:59 PM
Senate Republicans on Monday night once again blocked a key White House judicial nominee, heating up calls from Democrats who say it's time to change the rules to make it more difficult for the minority party to filibuster. Robert Wilkins' nomination to fill one of three vacant seats on the...
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 05:43 PM
Tarek Mehanna’s conviction for conspiring to help al-Qaeda by translating a manual titled “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” was upheld by a federal appeals court. Mehanna’s 17 1/2-year prison term also was justified, the three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in...
By Associated Press | 11/12/13 09:44 AM
The Supreme Court is declining to revive Oklahoma's strict ultrasound law for women seeking abortions.
By Associated Press | 11/08/13 05:40 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A conservative group is airing a television ad criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor for supporting President Obama's judicial picks, the latest organization to wade into the air war surrounding Pryor's re-election bid next year.
By Paul Bedard | 11/08/13 01:14 PM
President Obama is trying to pack new liberal judges on the important D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the court's practice of slapping away his regulations and recess appointments, according to a new TV ad targeting a southern Democratic senator that OK'd the president's picks.
By Sean Lengell | 11/04/13 04:07 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday said it won't rule on a case seeking limits on the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, leaving in place an Oklahoma court ruling that rejected a state law curbing the use of the so-called "abortion pill."
By Richard Pollock | 12/06/13
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By Timothy P. Carney | 11/26/13