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Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

Court: Constitutional Ban on High Fines Applies to States

By Mark Sherman | Feb 21
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.

Feds Share Watchlist with 1,400 Private Groups

Feds Share Watchlist with 1,400 Private Groups

By Matthew Barakat | Feb 21
The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians.

N Carolina U.S. House Candidate Faces Questions over Choices

N Carolina U.S. House Candidate Faces Questions over Choices

By Emery P. Dalesio | Feb 21
When the Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation and declare him the winner, he'll have to overcome testimony from his own son.

Advocates Say U.S. Still Separates Migrant Families Needlessly

Advocates Say U.S. Still Separates Migrant Families Needlessly

By Nomaan Merchant | Feb 21
Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border.

Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Compiled Hit List of Lawmakers

Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Compiled Hit List of Lawmakers

By Michael Balsamo | Feb 21
A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures.

Federal suit against Philly safe injection site draws criticism

Federal suit against Philly safe injection site draws criticism

Feb 20
The federal government has thrown up another roadblock to supervised injection sites, filing a lawsuit against Philadelphia's Safehouse, which had hoped to open the first such facility in the United States.

Gatherings Against Anti-Semitism to Take Place in France

Gatherings Against Anti-Semitism to Take Place in France

By Samuel Petrequin | Feb 20
Marches and rallies against anti-Semitism are taking place across France following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the country.

Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, but Within Air Force

Trump Orders Creation of Space Force, but Within Air Force

By Darlene Superville | Feb 20
President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted.

Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

Justice Thomas Calls for Re-Examining Landmark Libel Case

By Mark Sherman | Feb 20
Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits. The opinion comes against the backdrop of President Trump's calls to make it easier to sue for libel.

Supreme Court Staying Out of Actor's 'Empire' Lawsuit

Supreme Court Staying Out of Actor's 'Empire' Lawsuit

Feb 19
The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show "Empire."

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