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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer

Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson for the Supreme Court after […]

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Biden calls on Congress to ease Senate rules to codify Roe v. Wade

US President Joe Biden holds a press conference on the last day of the NATO Summit at the IFEMA Convention Center, in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022. Burak Akbulut | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday said he would support suspending the Senate filibuster rule to codify the constitutional right […]

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Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North […]

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Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set climate standards for power plants

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday, to be replaced by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told President Joe Biden that he will officially retire at noon Thursday, and then immediately help swear in his successor Ketanji Brown Jackson hours after the court is set to release the last two rulings of its current term. Breyer’s letter to Biden was expected, as the 83-year-old justice said […]

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Judge lifts Trump’s contempt order in New York civil probe

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 15, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney | GC Images | Getty Images A New York judge on Wednesday lifted a contempt-of-court order against former President Donald Trump that was imposed after he failed to comply with a subpoena as part […]

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DOJ says the U.S. and allies have frozen $30 billion of Russian elites’ assets, $300 billion of Moscow bank funds

The 106m-long and 18m-high super luxury motor yacht Amadea, one of the largest yacht in the world is seen after anchored at pier in Pasatarlasi for bunkering with 9 fuel trucks, on February 18, 2020 in Bodrum district of Mugla province in Turkey. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Department of Justice said Wednesday that […]

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U.S. blocks gold imports from Russia in latest round of sanctions targeting Putin’s war

The Treasury Department on Tuesday announced that the U.S. and a handful of key economic allies will prohibit imports of Russian gold, Moscow’s largest export outside of the energy sector. The expanded sanctions represent the latest effort by the U.S. and some of its Group of Seven partners to target Russian President Vladimir Putin and […]

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Trump chief of staff said the president thought Pence ‘deserves’ chants of ‘hang Mike Pence’ on Jan. 6, ex-aide testifies

A noose is seen on makeshift gallows as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images When former President Donald Trump heard his supporters chanting “hang Mike Pence” during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, […]

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Trump lunged at Secret Service agent in rage when told he couldn’t go to Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies

Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally, in Conroe, Texas, U.S., January 29, 2022. Go Nakamura | Reuters Former President Donald Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent in a rage in the presidential limousine when told he could not be taken to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, […]