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Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case.... Read more»

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Mi Familia Vota sues Trump admin, alleging election sabatoge

From his encouragement of the Proud Boys to his slowing down the mail, the president’s threats to Election Day peace of mind are many and varied, a new lawsuit claims. ... Read more»

Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections

Lezmond Mitchell on Wednesday became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government over the objections of a tribal government for a crime committed between Native Americans on tribal land.... Read more»

Immigration judges sue over Trump admin ban on their public speech, writing

The union representing U.S. immigration judges sued Wednesday, challenging a policy imposed by the Trump administration that blocks them from speaking or writing publicly about any topic. ... Read more»

Supreme Court demurs on enviro challenge to Southwest border wall

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge by environmentalists over rule waivers issued by the Trump administration to speed up the construction of the wall along the border with Mexico.... Read more»

Police using rubber bullets on protesters that can kill, blind or maim for life

In cities across the country, police departments have attempted to quell unrest spurred by the death of George Floyd by firing rubber bullets into crowds, even though five decades of evidence shows such weapons can disable, disfigure and even kill.... Read more»

Judges call for all immigration courts to close in wake of coronavirus

Nearly a month into a seemingly worldwide shutdown, it may be hard to find an everyday business or public area that has not been closed because of COVID-19. Many companies have allowed their employees to work from home, but businesses deemed essential are still in operation. This includes grocery stores, fuel stations, banks, transportation systems, pharmacies – and most U.S. immigration courts.... Read more»

Walmart was almost charged criminally over opioids. Trump appointees killed the indictment.

Even as company pharmacists protested, Walmart kept filling suspicious prescriptions, stoking the country’s opioid epidemic. A Republican U.S. Attorney in Texas thought the evidence was damning. Trump’s political appointees? Not so much.... Read more»

Supreme Court allows 'Remain in Mexico' to continue pending appeal request

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration could continue the so-called "Migrant Protection Protocols" and return asylum-seekers to Mexico while the legal fight over the policy winds through the court system. ... Read more»

9th Circuit denies Trump admin: 'Remain in Mexico' policy 'clearly violates' U.S. asylum law

The 9th Circuit again rejected the Trump administration's attempt to push asylum-seekers back to Mexico via a pair of programs that have been challenged by advocates. Judges denied the government's request to stay injunctions that block enforcement of the policies.... Read more»

9th Circuit blocks Trump admin on 'Remain in Mexico' and 'absurd' asylum refusals

The 9th Circuit halted the Migrant Protection Protocols and blocked an "absurd" rule that would bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from receiving asylum, handing the Trump administration a pair of defeats Friday. ... Read more»2

With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim

A federal appeals court panel grappled Friday with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.... Read more»

Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias

A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider his claim that he was not allowed to question jurors for potential racial bias.... Read more»

Sinema censure effort stalls; progressives say they made their point

An intraparty threat to censure Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is on hold for now, but progressives who called for the vote said they achieved their goal of putting the freshman Democrat on notice over her voting record. ... Read more»

FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about Russian contacts

After the 2016 election, Vice President-elect Pence was asked if there was “any contact in any way between [Donald] Trump or his associates and the Kremlin or cutouts they had.” Pence answered, “Of course not. Why would there be any contacts between the campaign?” Of course, there were contacts.... Read more»

FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about obstruction

In the hours after the public release of the redacted report from Robert Mueller, President Trump took to Twitter with a message that reads, in part, "NO OBSTRUCTION!" That's not at all that the report says, though.... Read more»

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