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Judges say travelers can sue TSA over screener mistreatment

Judges say travelers can sue TSA over screener mistreatmentA U.S. appeals court says travelers can sue the government over mistreatment by federal airport screeners because the agents can act like law enforcement officers, including when they conduct invasive searches. The 9-4 decision Friday by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned earlier rulings and is a setback for the Transportation Security Administration and its screeners. The government is generally immune from lawsuits, but a federal law lets people sue over the actions of officers who can conduct searches and arrest people.



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A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine's University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided he's innocent after all.

A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine's University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided he's innocent after all.Blackmon's lawyers argued he was tricked by police and prosecutors into falsely confessing to a crime he didn't commit.



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Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appeal

Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appealDetained migrant children must be given soap, dry clothes and clean bedding, US federal judges ruled Thursday, dismissing an appeal by the Trump administration. The ruling by three judges at San Francisco’s federal appeals court follows reports of severe overcrowding and disease-ridden cells at US detention centers. A surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed US immigration services, leading to multi-pronged controversial efforts by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stem the flow, resulting in court challenges.



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GOP-controlled Senate confirms 13 more judges named by Trump

GOP-controlled Senate confirms 13 more judges named by TrumpAs the Senate departed for a five-week recess Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed the chamber’s accomplishments, including a hard-won budget deal that staves off a possible government shutdown. The actions bring to more than 140 the number of judges confirmed by the Senate since Trump took office in 2017.



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U.S. appeals court judges spar with Trump lawyer over bid to block House subpoena

U.S. appeals court judges spar with Trump lawyer over bid to block House subpoenaA U.S. appeals court on Friday appeared unlikely to grant President Donald Trump’s request that it block a congressional subpoena for his financial records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments in a lawsuit Trump filed arguing his accounting firm, Mazars LLP, does not need to comply with a House of Representatives Oversight Committee subpoena.



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2020 Dems' opposition builds against Trump judges

2020 Dems' opposition builds against Trump judgesExclusive data obtained by POLITICO shows that Senate Democrats are rejecting the president's judicial nominees far more often than during the last Congress.



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Conservative organization using claims of 'secret list' of liberal judges to rally Republican base

Conservative organization using claims of 'secret list' of liberal judges to rally Republican baseThe Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative organization instrumental in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight, is calling on 2020 Democratic candidates to release what it says is a secret list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court.



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Bernie Sanders Says He Would ‘Rotate’ Conservative Judges Off the Supreme Court

Bernie Sanders Says He Would ‘Rotate’ Conservative Judges Off the Supreme CourtDuring the second Democratic primary debate Thursday night, Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) raised the possibility of rotating justices off of the Supreme Court so that they could be replaced with jurists whose philosophy aligns more closely with his own.Sanders dismissed the idea that Democrats should erode the Conservative majority on the High Court by adding additional justices, arguing instead that the number of justices should remain the same but the composition of the court should change.“I do not believe in packing the court,” Sanders said. “We’ve got a terrible 5-4 majority conservative court right now. But I do believe constitutionally we have the power to rotate judges to other courts and that brings in new blood into the Supreme Court and a majority I hope that will understand that a woman has a right to control her own body and that corporations cannot run the United States of America.”Sanders was referring to the possibility that the High Court's conservative majority might overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which codified abortion as a right. He also noted Democrats' opposition to the 2010 Citizen's United v. FEC decision, which held that corporations are entitled to engage in unabridged political speech.The Constitution holds that Supreme Court justices may retain their seat on the court “during good behavior,” which has been widely understood as an effective life term.The former Burlington, Vt. mayor emphasized his support for abortion rights by declaring that he would “never nominate any Supreme Court justice to the Supreme Court unless that justice is 100 percent clear he or she will defend Roe v. Wade.”Sanders' comments come after President Trump vowed to appoint a third justice to the court if another vacancy opens before the 2020 election.“We have the Senate. We have a great Senate,” Trump told the Hill. “We have great people. If we could get him approved, I would definitely do it. … If there were three days left [before the 2020 election], I’d put somebody up hoping that I could get ’em done in three days, OK?”



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Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries

Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juriesThe Supreme Court ruled that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge.



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I vetted judges and senior Justice officials and never came across anyone like Jared Kushner

I vetted judges and senior Justice officials and never came across anyone like Jared KushnerTrump son-in-law got a top-secret security clearance despite intelligence community concerns. I was denied clearance for a blog post about hacking.



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