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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards.
Frank Franklin II/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he regrets he didn't give Anita Hill "the hearing she deserved" when she shared her story of sexual harassment in the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas three decades ago. Biden, who chaired the Senate...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo, File
March 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Musk's lawyers wrote that a Feb. 19 tweet merely...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges can't rule from beyond the grave, the Supreme Court said Monday. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a federal court can't count the vote of a judge who died in a decision issued after the judge's death. The justices said "federal judges are appointed...
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Kenyatta Johnson led the effort to stop keeping 30 percent of the bail that defendants post.
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's criminal court system changed two of its rules on Wednesday. One was a victory for criminal justice reform advocates. One was an unexpected setback. The advocates, including city councilmen Kenyatta Johnson, Curtis Jones, Derek Green, Council President...
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A protester disrupts the proceedings as President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the second day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 05, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's sort of a coordinated dance, but the performers are an organized group of protesters and a dozen or so uniformed Capitol Police officers. And the stage is this week's Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One by one, the protesters, many...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 27, 2018 - 1:56 pm
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting. The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 24, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers...
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