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The court did not provide a deadline for the government’s input so it is not clear when the justices will make a decision on if they will hear the challenges.

The Supreme Court asked the Biden administration to weigh in on a legal battle between conservative states and social media companies over content moderation laws that sprang up after former President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter and suspension from Facebook. Read more»

Former President Donald Trump eventually pardoned his 2016 campaign chair, Paul Manafort, after Mueller's investigation led to Manafort's conviction of eight financial crimes. Manafort's ties to Deripaska are well documented.

Prosecutors accuse a former top FBI counterintelligence agent of having performed opposition investigations on behalf of a Russian oligarch whom Robert Mueller name-checked repeatedly in his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read more»

The classified material uncovered Friday is the latest in a string of discoveries of classified documents.

Department of Justice officials had “unprecedented access” to every room in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home Friday during a search that followed several days of disclosures that classified material from the Obama era had been found in Biden’s garage and think tank office. Read more»

Emergency vehicles surround the U.S. Capitol on the night of Jan. 6, 2021, just hours after rioters left the building after failing to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election.

An Arizona man who holed up in a suburban hotel with weapons and food to support other members of the Oath Keepers during the Jan. 6 insurrection was convicted Monday by a federal district court jury of seditious conspiracy and other charges in the case. Read more»

The judge wrote that facts were misrepresented and portions of public reports were 'cherry-picked' to support a false factual narrative.

Former President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers were fined nearly $1 million by a federal judge in Florida for bringing a frivolous lawsuit - filed more than five years after their matchup in the 2016 presidential election - against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Read more»

A special counsel was appointed “to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter,” and the White House said they would cooperate with the investigation.

Four months after criticizing former President Trump for classified documents found in his home at Mar-a-Lago, President Biden now finds himself ensnared in his own classified documents investigation - and while there are differences in the case, events continue to unfold. Read more»

The Desolation Canyon Wilderness Area along the Green River in central Utah.

Environmental groups asked a 10th Circuit panel to order an environmental impact statement for the plan to give Utah 52,000 acre-feet of water from a reservoir annually, arguing the plan was approved without taking into account how drastically drought would deplete the river. Read more»

Jurors could soon start deliberating the fate of Edward Vallejo, an Arizona man charged with eight other members of the Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy and other counts stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A second group of Oath Keepers - including Arizonan Edward Vallejo - to be tried for seditious conspiracy and other charges for actions during the Jan. 6 insurrection could soon see their case handed over to a jury. Read more»

Garland’s orders appointing Smith and Hur authorize them to 'prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters,' or refer 'discrete prosecutions' to 'the appropriate United States Attorney.' 

Special counsels have been appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland for investigations into how classified documents ended up in the homes of President Joe Biden and former President Trump - but who are the counsels and what can they actually do? Read more»

Donald Trump at a town hall meeting in Derry, N.H.

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against former President Trump that stems from an allegedly nonconsensual sexual encounter in the 1990s and upheld a New York law that gives survivors a one-year window to file claims otherwise barred by the statute of limitations.   Read more»

Donald Trump and the Trump Organization separately face a looming $250 million civil suit, stemming from allegations the company routinely manipulated asset valuations and inflated Trump’s net worth by billions of dollars. 

Found criminally liable for a tax evasion scheme at trial, former President Donald Trump’s real estate companies were ordered to split a $1.6 million fine, the maximum possible penalty for a corporate entity. Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd at the Civil Rights March, August 28, 1963.

Uses of King’s words, especially by right-wing conservatives, are too often attempts to weaponize his memory against the multicultural democracy of which King could only dream. Read more»

A woman holds paperwork, while standing in line at the Morley pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Son.

President Joe Biden, who made his first visit as president to the southern border, and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, offered competing versions of who’s to blame for a spike in illegal immigration - but both twisted some facts to fit their partisan narratives. Read more»

The appointment of a special counsel comes less than two months after the attorney general named another special counsel to oversee the handling of classified materials by former President Donald Trump.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that he is appointing a special counsel to investigate classified documents discovered in the Delaware home and former office of President Joe Biden. Read more»

Mishandling classified information, especially if it is accidental, is usually handled as an administrative matter. However, more serious violations can incur criminal charges and penalties.

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the discovery of classified documents found in an office no longer used by President Joe Biden at a think tank in Washington, D.C. - so what kind of information is contained in classified documents? Read more»

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