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NPR stories on legal issues, court rulings, Supreme Court hearings, new laws and government investigations. Download the NPR Justice Talking podcast and subscribe to the Legal Affairs RSS feed.

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3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign, As Fallout From Abuse Scandal Continues

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:53:04 -0500

The resignations come during the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, who has admitted to sexually abusing women and girls as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

Does It Matter If The Government Is Dysfunctional?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

Shutdown … meh.

'Criminal Cabal'? FBI Fears Political Attacks May Imperil Work Of Field Agents

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

Current and former special agents worry that the Bureau's tumble through the political spin cycle might hurt their ability to do their jobs across the country.

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up most people removed from the U.S. But year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On The #MeToo Movement: 'It's About Time'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:35:00 -0500

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday where she discussed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.

After Praying At His Inauguration, Pastor Splits With Trump Over Immigration Views

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:00 -0500

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, prayed at the inauguration. Now, NPR's Michel Martin asks how he talks to his church about Trump's immigration views.

After A Year In Office, Trump Still Facing Constitutional Challenges Over Businesses

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Over the past year, three lawsuits have alleged that President Trump is failing to obey the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses. One suit has been dismissed. Now another is about to get a hearing.

The Russia Investigations: Is 'Infiltration' The New 'Collusion'?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

An interview transcript raises new questions about Russian infiltration of U.S. political organizations. A key Trump aide passes on a Capitol Hill appearance. And is Mueller funded during shutdown?

House Ethics Member Reportedly Settled Sexual Misconduct Case With Taxpayer Money

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:22:04 -0500

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who has investigated sexual misconduct claims as part of the House Ethics Committee, was removed after a report on his own alleged sexual misconduct.

What Happens When CHIP Funds Run Out

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:17:00 -0500

One of the central issues of the shutdown battle is the Children's Health Insurance Program. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Alabama CHIP Director Cathy Caldwell about the program, which covers 9 million low-income kids across the U.S.

Trump's Lifetime Judge Picks Leave Liberals Dismayed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:17:00 -0500

In his first year in office, President Trump's record on naming judges to lifetime appointments pleasantly surprised conservatives. But liberals worry how his appointees will reshape the federal judiciary.

Republican Rep. Don Young Sees A 'Road Back To Greatness'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:17:00 -0500

Rep. Don Young of Alaska has had a pretty good year. He talks with NPR's Michel Martin about his role in getting the new tax bill passed and opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

Crime Is Down In American Cities, And 'Uneasy Peace' Explains Why

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:29:02 -0500

Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the '90s.

Justice Department To Retry Sen. Robert Menendez And Friend In Corruption Case

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:29:00 -0500

The senior senator from New Jersey is accused of taking bribes and the case produced a mistrial last year. Menendez is seeking reelection this year.

Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:22:02 -0500

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.