Senator Mitch McConnell said that individual senators should no longer be able to block federal appeals court nominees by withholding so-called blue slips, a major break with Senate practice.
As the Supreme Court prepared to hear the case, an appeals court considered who may be barred from entering in the meantime. The judges were more circumspect about refugees.
President Trump has signaled that taking the law into one’s own hands is permissible, within the executive branch or in local police departments, or even against a heckler at one of his rallies.
By MICHAEL WINES May 27, 2017 RALEIGH, N.C. — In Washington, efforts by this state’s Republicans to cement their political dominance have taken a drubbing this month. On May 15, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina elections law that a...
Judge Greg Griffin of Alabama had complained on Facebook of being racially profiled by the police, prompting lawyers defending a white police officer to suggest he step away.
Legal rulings cheered by Republicans when they set back the Obama administration are now causing some grief for the current White House occupant.