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A Judge Has Blocked Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban

"Here we go again," wrote US District Judge Carlton Reeves, who had previously ruled against Mississippi's 15-week abortion law in November.

Zoe Tillman • 2 days ago

The ACLU And Planned Parenthood Are Suing Alabama Over The State's New Abortion Law

The law's supporters have all but acknowledged that they’ll lose, but the goal is to force a Roe v. Wade showdown at the US Supreme Court.

Zoe Tillman • 2 days ago

The New Charges Against Julian Assange Are Unprecedented. Press Freedom Groups Say They're A Threat To All Journalists.

Legal experts say the new indictment against Assange is the first time the Justice Department has used the Espionage Act to charge a third party — not the government leaker — with publishing classified information.

Zoe Tillman • 3 days ago

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Facing 17 More Criminal Charges In The United States

A grand jury returned a new indictment against Assange adding charges related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information.

Zoe Tillman • 3 days ago

The Justice Department Argues That Congress Can't Sue The Trump Administration At All

A federal judge in Washington, DC, heard arguments Thursday in House Democrats' lawsuit challenging Trump's plan to reprogram billions in federal funds to build a border wall.

Zoe Tillman • 3 days ago

Trump Lost Again Trying To Stop Democrats From Getting His Financial Records

A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied Trump's request for an injunction blocking House subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

Zoe Tillman • 4 days ago

Unsealed Documents Show Mueller Knew Trump Was Writing Secret Checks To Michael Cohen In 2017

A federal judge in Washington, DC, unsealed search warrant applications that the special counsel’s office filed in 2017 for Cohen’s email accounts.

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The Justice Department Spent Nearly Two Years Fighting To Hide The Identity Of A US Attorney Accused Of Misconduct

A federal judge ordered DOJ to release the now-former US attorney’s name after BuzzFeed News sued.

Zoe Tillman • 6 days ago

Chelsea Manning Is Going Back To Jail, Saying She'd Rather "Starve To Death" Than Testify About WikiLeaks

Manning was released for a week after the grand jury she had been subpoenaed to testify before expired. A judge ordered her detained again on Thursday.

Zoe Tillman • 10 days ago

The State Department Is Denying Citizenship To Some Kids Born To Same-Sex Couples Overseas. Judges Aren't Happy.

A federal judge in DC denied the government's effort to get a lawsuit tossed out brought by a lesbian couple — one woman is a US citizen, one not — whose son born overseas was denied citizenship.

Zoe Tillman • 11 days ago

The ACLU Is Suing Over Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

Courts have struck down similar laws in Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota, and legal challenges are pending or expected in several states. No such ban has taken effect so far.

Zoe Tillman • 11 days ago

Trump's Lawyers Argue Congress Has Little Power To Investigate A Sitting President's Personal Affairs

Trump's strategy to keep Democrats from digging into his finances: Buy time, go big, and prepare to lose.

Zoe Tillman • 12 days ago

A Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused Of Plotting A White Supremacist Attack Will Be Held Pending Trial

A federal judge in Maryland ordered Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson detained, reversing a magistrate judge who had ruled that Hasson could be released while he waits for trial.

Zoe Tillman • 13 days ago

Omarosa Wants To Join A Lawsuit Accusing The Trump Campaign Of Gender Pay Discrimination

Newman said in a declaration filed in court that she believed the Trump campaign paid her and other women less than men performing the same jobs.

Zoe Tillman • 13 days ago

Rod Rosenstein Has Left The Building

Rosenstein oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for a year and a half, outlasting the president’s ire.

Zoe Tillman • 16 days ago

The House Judiciary Committee Voted To Hold Bill Barr In Contempt

The full House will now have to vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. The committee’s move comes shortly after President Trump asserted executive privilege to prevent Democrats from obtaining the full report.

Zoe Tillman • 18 days ago

The Court Fight Over Trump’s Travel Ban Isn’t Over

A federal judge ruled that the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision that allowed the ban to take effect didn’t actually end things.

Zoe Tillman • 23 days ago