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Posts Tagged ‘ Judiciary ’

Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

10/01/2017

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued...
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Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

10/01/2017

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker...
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Jared Kushner To Be Senior Adviser To Father-In-Law Donald Trump

10/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he was naming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser. Kushner, the 35-year-old husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, served as a close adviser during the campaign, and has provided input on hiring decisions during the transition. Ivanka Trump will not immediately take on a...
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Obama Pens Harvard Law Review Essay On Criminal-Justice Reform

05/01/2017

President Obama has penned a lengthy essay that urges his successor to continue the current administration’s criminal-justice reforms. “Those privileged to serve as president and in senior roles in the Executive Branch have an obligation to use that influence to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the justice system at all phases,” Obama wrote...
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NAACP President Arrested After Sit-In To Protest Trump

04/01/2017

Several protesters, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, were arrested Tuesday after an hours-long sit-in by about two dozen civil rights activists at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The protesters criticized Sessions’ record on voting rights and race relations, and Brooks said he...
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Federal Government Blocks Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Route

05/12/2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it would not approve permits to build the Dakota Access oil pipeline under Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The decision halted construction, a major victory for members of the tribe and other activists who have been...
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Ronald Reagan Shooter John Hinckley to Leave Mental Hospital [VIDEO]

10/09/2016

John Hinckley, the man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, was set to leave a Washington mental hospital on Saturday after spending more than 35 years there for his crime. His release comes after a federal judge rule in July that 61-year-old Hinckley is no longer a danger and can live with his mother...
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NYC stop-and-frisk appeal could be over after mayoral election

01/11/2013
NYC stop-and-frisk appeal could be over after mayoral election

The fate of a federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities depends on the outcome of next week’s mayoral election. The ruling is on hold pending the outcome of an appeal by the city, and the fight could be ended if Democratic candidate Bill...
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US House Passes Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy

19/06/2013

The Republican-led House passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception. It mirrors 20-week abortion ban laws passed by some states, and lays further groundwork for the ongoing legal battle that abortion foes hope will eventually result in forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider...
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George Zimmerman Trial Date Set For June 10th

26/02/2013

A Florida judge set a June 10, 2013, date for the trial of George Zimmerman on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, USA TODAY’s Yamiche Alcindor reports. The unarmed 17-year-old was killed in February as he was walking in a gated Sanford community toward his father’s house. Zimmerman, 29,...
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Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration – Complete VIDEO

21/01/2013

Watch The 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama Full Video here:
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Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

21/01/2013

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First...
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Obama Gets Second Swearing-In For Second Term

21/01/2013

His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness Obama’s swearing in and inaugural...
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