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MAY 02, 2016 - New York Times

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First Draft: Battles Over Garland Nomination Resume as Senate Enters Recess

With senators back home, the Democratic group Americans United for Change is taking mobile billboards to nine states with vulnerable Republican senators to criticize them for not taking up the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland.

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APR 27, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. top court poised to overturn Virginia ex-governor's bribery conviction

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to throw out the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, a move federal prosecutors fear could undermine their ability to bring crooked politicians to justice. During the one-hour argument, several of the eight justices signaled that McDonnell's acceptance of $177,000 in luxury gifts and ...

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APR 27, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iran's president slams US court ruling on frozen assets

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that the families of victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran can collect nearly $2 billion in frozen funds from Iran as compensation. Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with his Iranian counterpart last week, said the United States would not stand in the way of ...

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APR 21, 2016 - The Economist

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Branching out

As in Immigration and Customs Enforcement, rather than cubes AMERICA’S framers designed separate institutions to make, enforce and interpret laws. But when Congress ceases to function as it should, the division of labour becomes blurry. Comprehensive legislation to deal with 11.3m undocumented immigrants has long proved elusive. In November 2014, a year and a half after a bipartisan Senate bill ...

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APR 21, 2016 - Boston Herald

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High court sides with Mexican man in sentencing case

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Mexican man who said he received an unfairly long prison sentence for re-entering the United States after being deported.The justices ruled Wednesday that Saul Molina-Martinez's rights were violated when a federal judge used the wrong sentencing guideline range to give him a 77-month prison sentence.Molina-Martinez should have been ...

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