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Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Sept. 1, 2018.
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday evening to promote her new children's books , "The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor" and "Turning Pages: My Life Story." Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice,...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh becomes emotional as he gives his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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September 05, 2018 - 6:50 am
By Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed the importance of judicial independence on the second day of his confirmation hearing Wednesday as he faced questioning from senators, including Democrats who fear he would...
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Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., left, attempts to shake hands with Brett Kavanaugh, right, as he leaves for a lunch break.
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September 04, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's confirmation hearing. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie died in the February 2018 attack, approached...
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Cherri Gregg
September 03, 2018 - 9:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning. Democrats are protesting the Trump administration's refusal to produce 100,000 records related to Kavanaugh's time working for former President...
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Kristen Johanson
September 03, 2018 - 8:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Family and friends of a retired Philadelphia cop who was fatally shot during a robbery 20 years ago will pack a city courtroom Tuesday morning to learn the fate of the men convicted in the shooting. Aaron Smith was 17 years old when he was found guilty of second-...
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Attorney and United States Federal Election Commission member Don McGahn is seen in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.
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August 29, 2018 - 11:36 am
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, will be departing in the fall after the Senate confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. Trump praised his top White House lawyer on...
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Democratic Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer asks a question Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, during an impeachment hearing involving West Virginia Supreme Court justices in the House of Delegates chambers in Charleston, W.Va.
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August 14, 2018 - 9:14 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in one of the poorest states in America has triggered...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
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August 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and...
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Chaka Fattah
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Pat Loeb
August 09, 2018 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for ex-Rep. Chaka Fattah and co-defendant Herb Vederman on five of the bribery counts for which they were convicted in 2016. But the order also reinstated guilty verdicts on two charges that had been dismissed on an...
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