By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 02/11 — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers,
By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 12/17 — An Oklahoma man is just days away from walking out of prison after a federal judge decided he has spent 35 years in prison for a kidnapping and murder that evidence indicates he likely didn’t commit,
By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 12/18 — The chief judge of a secretive surveillance court said Tuesday that the FBI provided “unsupported” information when it applied to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser and directed the bureau to report back by next month on what steps it was taking to fix the problems.
By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 10/29 — An Indiana man who had his $40,000 Land Rover seized after a small-time drug deal isn’t getting it back yet,
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press 10/29 – A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year’s synagogue massacre,
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 10/11 — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions,
PHOENIX (AP) 08/21 — A federal appeals court has upheld a man’s second-degree murder conviction but threw out another conviction based on the first while ruling that the murder isn’t always a crime of violence under federal law.
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) 08/16 — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S.
By AMY TAXIN and ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press 07/25 – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/17 — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) 07/11 — An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for fatally shooting a teacher, plus 290 years for raping an 81-year-old woman and other crimes.Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 07/05 — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled,
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) 06/29 — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California,Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 06/14 — Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 06/06 — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions.
By DAISY NGUYEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/25 — A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency,
By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 05/24 — A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump,
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 05/12 — The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr’s mind, competing for attention with warm,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/29 — Prosecutors in Massachusetts sued Monday to block federal authorities from making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally,
By ASHRAF KHALIL and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/26 — In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia.