federal judges

WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report to prison as scheduled, rejecting his last-minute bid to delay his two-week sentence. Papadopoulos is to begin serving his sentence Monday. He was sentenced in September for lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation. He had sought a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to report to prison

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON | Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

WASHINGTON — Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of the judiciary, yet … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began his Thanksgiving … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump overreaches in bragging about judges

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump overreached Monday night when he boasted that he’s seated more federal judges than any president except George Washington. By various measures, he trails others. A look at his claim at his Texas rally: TRUMP: “We’re after George Washington” in federal judicial appointments. THE FACTS: Trump is not No. 2. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump overreaches in bragging about judges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— President Donald Trump said Friday that the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is “unfair.” A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state’s congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went too far in using political data to preserve GOP-held seats. The … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Maryland. They complain that Democrats who controlled the … Continue reading Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

Pennsylvania congressional district map awaits court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Three federal judges are considering whether to halt the use of a Pennsylvania congressional district map imposed last month by the state Supreme Court, while a similar request is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The judges heard argument Friday about whether to issue a preliminary injunction sought by eight Republican … Continue reading Pennsylvania congressional district map awaits court ruling

Trump hopes top court will rein in judges who block policies

WASHINGTON /March 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with a recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another. The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a case about President Donald Trump’s travel ban that judges are increasingly using … Continue reading Trump hopes top court will rein in judges who block policies