Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Politics 02/16/19, 01:35

Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that ...

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

U.S. 02/15/19, 09:49

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December. The court's press office says the 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending the justices' Friday closed-door conference ...

Ex-Catalan official tells court he is a “political prisoner”

Europe 02/14/19, 05:33

A former Catalan official accused of leading a violent rebellion to make Catalonia independent of Spain has told a Madrid court that he considers himself "a political prisoner."Oriol Junqueras, who was Catalonia's vice president when an independence referendum went ahead ...

Update: Spanish prosecutor hits back at defense lawyers

Europe 02/13/19, 05:32

The Latest on political developments in Spain (all times local):11:30 a.m.A prosecutor in the Spanish Supreme Court is accusing attorneys for Catalan separatist leaders of trying to turn their trial into an examination of the Spanish state and judiciary.Opening the ...

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

Europe 02/12/19, 03:47

Protesters have blocked highways in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, as the trial of separatist leaders gets underway in the country's Supreme Court in Madrid.Tuesday's protests, which have also led authorities to close off some main roads in the Catalan ...

Spain’s courts put to test by trial of Catalan separatist

Europe 02/11/19, 04:30

Spain is bracing for the nation's most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week, with a dozen Catalan separatists facing charges including rebellion over a failed secession bid in 2017.The proceedings, which begin Tuesday, will be broadcast live ...

Update: Inmate again requests imam in execution chamber

U.S. 02/07/19, 20:47

The Latest on the possible execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama (all times local):6:45 p.m.A condemned Muslim inmate received a visit from his imam and made a final request to have the spiritual adviser present in the execution chamber ...

Mississippi considers abortion ban after fetal heartbeat

U.S. 02/05/19, 20:21

Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Bills that passed legislative committees Tuesday would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.Republican Gov. ...

Virginia lieutenant governor’s accuser consults law firm

U.S. 02/05/19, 07:30

Amid the political upheaval over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page featuring a racist photograph, a woman who accused the state's lieutenant governor of sexual assault is consulting with a law firm.Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax strongly denied the allegations ...

Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since cancer surgery

U.S. 02/04/19, 20:37

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by ...

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