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Federal judge’s son killed in home attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/20/20, 04:11 am

Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, answered the door to their home in New Jersey on Sunday when a gunman in a FedEx uniform shot and killed him. The gunman also wounded her husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, in the attack, said U.S. Chief District Judge Freda Wolfson. Salas was unharmed.

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Judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/20, 05:23 pm

People who came to the United States illegally as children can file new applications for deportation protection. U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled on Friday that the federal government must restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to its “pre-September 5, 2017, status”—before President Donald Trump tried to rescind the law.

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Supreme Court clears the way for second federal execution

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/16/20, 06:32 am

The high court early Thursday morning ruled 5-4 to proceed with the execution of Wesley Ira Purkey, 68, overturning a federal judge’s ruling that her court needed to evaluate a claim that Purkey is mentally unfit. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Wednesday blocked Purkey’s execution scheduled for Wednesday night at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. Purkey was convicted in 2003 of raping and murdering a 16-year-old girl and killing an 80-year-old woman.

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