Black Lives Matter Is Suing Trump And The Federal Government Over Force Used Against Protesters Outside The White House
The lawsuit accuses law enforcement officers of violating the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters on the orders of Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr.
Police Spend Years In Court Fighting Claims of Excessive Force and Misconduct After Mass Arrests of Protesters
The ACLU is investigating allegations of unlawful arrests and excessive force this week by local and federal law enforcement in Washington, DC.
A Legal Doctrine That Protects Cops In Court Is Getting Fresh Attention As Videos Surface Showing Police Violence
Courts can grant officers immunity from lawsuits over civil rights violations. Advocates are pushing to get rid of it.
Mueller Memos Part 7: These Documents Reveal What People Close To The President Told Mueller’s Team About Trump And Russia
BuzzFeed News sued the US government under the Freedom of Information Act for the right to see all the work that Robert Mueller’s team kept secret. Today we are publishing the seventh installment of the FBI’s summaries of interviews with witnesses in the investigation.
It Took Four Days To Arrest The Officer Who Used A Knee Chokehold On George Floyd. Delays Are Built Into Investigations Against Cops.
A Minneapolis police officer filmed crushing George Floyd's neck with his knee was arrested on Friday, four days after Floyd died.
Trump Wants To Help Conservatives Sue Twitter For Censorship, But He’ll Face An Obstacle: Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Trump signed an executive order aimed at stripping Twitter and other social media companies of legal immunity.
The Trump Administration Wants To Cut Back A Billion-Dollar Healthcare Program. Hospitals Say Now Is A Really Bad Time.
The Trump administration has been fighting in court with public and nonprofit hospitals since 2017 over a plan to slash the reimbursement rates for drugs prescribed to Medicare patients.
With courthouses still closed, judges and legal aid groups fear people who can’t afford lawyers are being shut out of the civil justice system altogether.
A federal appeals court ruled that a panel of judges was wrong to take up a Trump appeal and dismiss the case. Trump plans to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Nixon And Clinton Lost When They Went To The Supreme Court To Shield Their Records. Trump Is Hoping For A Different Result.
The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about whether Congress and state prosecutors have the power to demand Trump’s tax returns and other financial records.
The Justice Department filed papers on Thursday to drop the criminal case against Flynn, saying newly discovered evidence undercut the prosecution.
Judge Justin Walker, nominated for the DC Circuit, is set to become one of the youngest federal appeals judges in the country.
US Citizen Kids Of Undocumented Immigrants Sued The Trump Administration For Denying Them Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
Families can get up to $500 per child under the CARES Act, but a lawsuit accuses the government of unconstitutionally denying those benefits to the children of undocumented immigrants.
The DC Circuit heard arguments in two cases about whether Congress is ever allowed to sue the executive branch.
A Judge Sided With Native American Tribes Challenging How The Trump Administration Is Handling Coronavirus Relief Money
A federal judge blocked the Treasury Department from sending coronavirus relief money meant to benefit Native American tribes to certain for-profit Native corporations.
It’s Been A Decade Since The Supreme Court Ruled On Gun Rights. Kavanaugh And Other Conservative Justices Say It’s Time.
The US Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a challenge to a New York City gun law, but four of the court’s conservative justices want the court to take up the Second Amendment again.
Native American Tribes Say They’re At Risk Of Losing Out On Potentially Millions Of Coronavirus Stimulus Dollars
Tribal governments are challenging the Treasury Department’s decision to make certain for-profit Native corporations eligible for stimulus funds intended to help tribes respond to the pandemic.
Landlords Are Illegally Evicting Tenants During The Coronavirus Pandemic. Lawyers Fear A “Tsunami” Of Evictions When State Moratoriums End.
Legal aid lawyers say they’re still seeing illegal evictions, and expect a surge in need from millions of newly unemployed tenants once state and local moratoriums end.
The judge rejected Stone's argument that he should get a do-over because a juror was biased. He's facing a 40-month prison sentence.
A Video Shows A Sheriff’s Deputy Choking An Inmate. The Inmate Says He Faced Retaliation For Repeatedly Asking For Medical Care.
The man was tested for COVID-19 but said he hasn’t gotten the result yet.