• impeachment December 4, 2019 3:58 pm

    Harvard Law Professor Feldman: ‘The Words Abuse of Office Are Not Mystical or Magical'

    Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on why he thinks President Donald Trump’s actions are impeachable.

  • NBC September 30, 2019 2:59 am

    A Cold Call From Harry Reid Changed Elizabeth Warren's Life

    Elizabeth Warren was a professor at Harvard Law School, preparing barbecue and peach cobbler for a group of students expected at her home. The phone rang. The owner of the faint voice on the other end of the line was well known, but they had never met. “Who?” Warren asked. “Harry Reid,” he replied. “Majority leader, U.S. Senate.” That was...

  • DIRECTOR August 26, 2019 1:28 am

    Elizabeth Warren's Rise Started by Looking at the Bottom

    As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn’t satisfied with textbook explanations; she wanted to hear directly from people drowning in debt. So she sat...

  • actress May 31, 2019 1:27 am

    Claus von Bulow, Cleared in Attempted Murder of Wife, Dies

    Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s, has died. He was 92. Von Bulow, who moved to London after he was cleared, died at his home there on Saturday, his son-in-law, Riccardo Pavoncelli, told The New York Times....

  • Congress May 13, 2019 6:20 pm

    Lawsuit Over Apple's iPhone Apps Can Go Forward, Supreme Court Rules

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based Apple to end the lawsuit over the 30% commission the company charges software developers whose more than...

  • Congress April 12, 2019 9:06 pm

    Historic ‘Rainbow Wave' in Philadelphia Council, Judge Races as LGBTQ Candidates Seek First-Ever Elections

    No LGBTQ person has ever won election to Philadelphia City Council. Five people running for Philadelphia City Council and two running for Common Pleas judge are trying to make history as part of the strongest contingent of LGBTQ candidates in memory.

  • Donald Trump April 11, 2019 1:40 am

    Warren Releases 2018 Tax Return, Reveals $900,000 in Income

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her tax return for 2018, reporting that she and her husband paid more than $200,000 in taxes on a joint income of about $900,000 last year. The move by the senator from Massachusetts on Wednesday follows similar tax return disclosures from fellow presidential candidates Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. Amy...

  • Donald Trump February 20, 2019 2:45 pm

    Trump Chooses Jeffrey Rosen for Deputy Attorney General

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department’s chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department’s safety and technological priorities. He rejoined DOT in 2017 after...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. February 7, 2019 5:36 am

    Warren Apologizes for ‘Native American' Listing

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts apologized publicly for listing herself as “Native American” on her 1986 registration form for the State Bar of Texas.

  • George W. Bush January 28, 2019 12:28 pm

    Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

    As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.

  • Los Angeles January 3, 2019 10:41 pm

    Brown Swears in Fourth Justice to California Supreme Court

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has sworn in former top adviser Joshua Groban to the state Supreme Court in what aides say is likely to be his final public appearance before leaving office next week.

  • Congress November 26, 2018 9:42 pm

    Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Apple in Case About iPhone App Sales

    The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. The court heard arguments in Apple’s effort to shut down an antitrust lawsuit. Chief Justice John Roberts was alone among the nine justices who seemed prepared to agree with Apple. The suit by...

  • Los Angeles November 15, 2018 12:26 am

    Gov. Brown Picks Top Aide for California High Court Vacancy

    With only weeks left in office, Gov. Jerry Brown named one of his senior advisers Wednesday to fill a long-running vacancy on the California Supreme Court. The Democratic governor nominated Joshua Groban, 45, of Los Angeles, who has overseen Brown’s appointment of about 600 judges since 2011. Brown said the appointments have been praised as the most diverse in state history.

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2018 3:25 pm

    Final Stretch of Campaigns in Florida, Other States Dominated by Race

    From New York to Florida, dog-whistle politics are showing up in ads and attacks from outside groups and, in some cases, GOP candidates.

  • JUDGE October 2, 2018 2:12 pm

    Brett Kavanaugh Will Not Return to Teach at Harvard Law School

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School, according to Harvard University’s newspaper. The Harvard Crimson reported Monday that Catherine Claypoole, an associate dean representing the law school’s curriculum committee, sent an email to students Thursday evening letting them know Kavanaugh would not be back this winter to teach a class.

  • Congress September 6, 2018 4:12 am

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

    Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems from Kavanaugh’s dissent in a 2011 appeals court ruling that upheld the District of Columbia’s law banning semi-automatic rifles....
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited the judge’s 2011 dissent in her...

  • Donald Trump July 24, 2018 3:38 pm

    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren: ‘I Am a Capitalist' – But Markets Need to Work for More Than Just the Rich

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has followed a circuitous path to the largest stages of American politics. Raised in Oklahoma by a family of modest means, she won a college scholarship but dropped out to get married at 19. Later she got her degree, then a law degree, and ultimately became a Harvard Law School professor and a leading authority on the...

  • Donald Trump July 10, 2018 6:29 am

    Born Inside Beltway, Kavanaugh Part of GOP Legal Elite

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born...

  • Donald Trump July 6, 2018 3:33 am

    Americans Already Living EPA Rollbacks Under Pruitt

    In all, the Trump administration has targeted at least 45 environmental rules, including 25 at EPA, according to a rollback tracker by Harvard Law School’s energy and environment program. The EPA rule changes would affect regulation of air, water and climate change, and transform how the EPA makes its regulatory decisions....
    Pruitt, who resigned Thursday after months of ethics scandals, announced...

  • JUDGE April 5, 2018 12:15 am

    Jury Picked for Bill Cosby's Sex Assault Retrial

    A jury has been picked in the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia.

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