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Trump contraceptive rules blocked nationwide

by Kiley Crossland & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/14/19, 05:35 pm

UPDATE: A federal judge in Philadelphia issued a nationwide injunction Monday against new Trump administration rules that would have allowed employers with moral or religious objections to birth control and abortifacient drugs to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to provide coverage for the drugs for free to their employees. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone said the exemptions could harm women who might lose coverage and states that would have to pick up the costs.

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Judges dismiss Kavanaugh ethics complaints

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 01:16 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal panel of judges on Tuesday dismissed all 83 ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the grounds that the panel lacked constitutional authority to review them. The complaints accused Kavanaugh of misleading the Senate about his activities in President George W. Bush’s administration, making partisan statements at his confirmation hearing, and lacking appropriate judicial temperament.

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Judge rebukes Flynn, delays sentencing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/18, 01:31 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to allow him to cooperate further with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to making false statements to the FBI about his dealings with then–Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak before President Donald Trump took office.

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