Chief justice seeks new mental health court in Sioux Falls

Health 01/09/19, 17:10

The South Dakota Supreme Court's chief justice urged officials in a legislative address Wednesday to seriously consider creating a mental health court in the Sioux Falls region.Chief Justice David Gilbertson said in his State of the Judiciary message that the ...

Attorney General pick Barr expresses confidence in Mueller

Politics 01/09/19, 13:24

The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said after meeting with Barr, who ...

Source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

Politics 01/09/19, 07:22

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general. That's according to a person familiar with the plans who wasn't authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to The Associated ...

Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

Politics 12/31/18, 00:13

The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have ...

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

Politics 12/28/18, 22:40

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at the department's handling of probes into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails ...

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

Business 12/11/18, 03:19

Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.CEO Sundar Pichai's appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after ...

McConnell blocks sentencing bill, upsetting Grassley, GOP

Politics 12/07/18, 15:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.Grassley has spent years working ...

Poland’s Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral

World 12/06/18, 12:13

Lech Walesa is still fighting.The founder of Poland's anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush's state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word "Konstytucja" (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against the populist ...

US to appeal judge’s order barring asylum restrictions

Politics 11/27/18, 19:37

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday said it would appeal a judge's order barring it from enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, after the president's attack on the judge prompted an extraordinary ...

Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

Politics 11/23/18, 00:06

Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded "some common sense" from America's judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is ...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Politics 10/18/18, 19:17

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.The House Judiciary Committee says Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 ...

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Politics 10/17/18, 22:43

Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would ...

Update: Dutch minister urges end to Poland-EU dispute

Europe 10/10/18, 10:14

The Latest on Polish judicial reforms (all times local):4 p.m.Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok has urged that a solution be found to Poland's dispute with European Union leaders over the government's sweeping changes to the judiciary.Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz ...

Polish leader appoints top court judges, against ruling

Europe 10/10/18, 02:15

Poland's president swore in 27 new Supreme Court judges Wednesday, stepping up the conflict over control of the judiciary and ignoring another top court that said the appointments should be suspended pending an opinion by European Union judges.Andrzej Duda appointed ...

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