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Trump Expands Deployment Of Federal Agents To End 'Explosion Of Shootings'

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| Trump says agents will go "into communities plagued by violent crime." He adds the administration has "no choice but to get involved."

Fatal N.J. Shooting By 'Anti-Feminist' Raises Questions About Protection Of Judges


Attacks such as the one that left Judge Esther Salas' son dead are rare, but a report shows "threats and inappropriate comments" against federal court workers increased fourfold since 2015.

Gunman Dressed As FedEx Driver Kills Son, Wounds Husband Of New Jersey Federal Judge


A gunman dressed as a FedEx driver reportedly entered the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas, fatally shooting her 20-year-old son and critically wounding her husband.

Judge Dismisses Troubled Sanctions Case, Could Probe Prosecutors' Credibility


Federal prosecutors in New York had failed to turn over evidence to defendant Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, accused of violating U.S. sanction laws against Iran.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancer Again, Says She Will Remain On The Court


The Supreme Court justice revealed she on Friday that she had begun a course of chemotherapy on May 19. In a statement, she said she is still able to do her job "full steam."

Supreme Court Clears Way For A 2nd Federal Execution


The 5-4 decision, with the court's liberal wing dissenting, clears the way for the execution of Wesley Purkey, who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old girl in 1998.

In Supreme Court Term, Liberals Stuck Together While Conservatives Appeared Fractured


The court's conservative justices wrote separately a lot, often just for themselves. Meanwhile, the court's liberals let their victories speak for themselves and dissented as a bloc.

Federal Judge Rejects Harvey Weinstein's $19 Million Settlement With Alleged Victims


The judge on Tuesday said it was unfair to include women who'd merely met Weinstein with those making more grievous charges. "Your settlement would create inequality among all of those people."

Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week


A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of "extreme pain and suffering." A legal conflict is likely.