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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.

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

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Spending Bill Protects Tipped Workers From Sharing With The Boss

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

The president signed a spending bill Friday that, among other things, safeguards workers' tips. It blocks an earlier Trump administration move that may have allowed restaurant owners to pocket them.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:06:30 -0400

Zuckerberg apologized and Marlon Bundo topped the charts.

In Sacramento, Protesters Shut Down Freeway And Block Entrance To Kings Game

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:32:58 -0400

Activists demonstrated against the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, by city police. The Kings owner expressed support for the peaceful protest.

'We Should Have Been The Last': Kentucky Shooting Survivors Inspired By Parkland

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

In January, a student in Marshall County, Ky. killed two classmates and injured 18 more. The survivors were still grieving when the students at Stoneman Douglas began a national protest movement.

$500K Bond For Brother Of Alleged Florida Shooter Is 'Reprehensible,' Lawyer Says

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:33:21 -0400

The usual bond for misdemeanor trespassing on school grounds is $25, but a judge ordered a considerably higher sum for Zachary Cruz. Prosecutors say "he has all the same flags present as his brother."

Feds Drop Prosecution Of 7 Turkish Bodyguards Involved In Assault Of Protesters

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:51:22 -0400

The charges were dropped a day before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish President Erdogan in a bid to ease tensions. The State Department says the timing was coincidental.

Pennsylvania Chief Justice Criticizes Impeachment Moves

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:58:00 -0400

Impeachment resolutions have been introduced by a Republican lawmaker upset over the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to quickly redraw the state's congressional voting map.

AT&T And Justice Department Meet In Court Over Potential Time Warner Deal

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

After months of build-up, lawyers for AT&T and the Justice Department squared off in court Thursday over the potential $85 billion deal for Time Warner. The Justice Department says it will hurt competition and drive up cable TV subscription prices.

Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man In Grandparents' Backyard

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:59:00 -0400

Body camera footage shows two officers firing about 20 shots at Stephon Clark, then waiting five minutes without giving aid. The officers had responded to a 911 call of a man breaking car windows.

Lead Lawyer On Trump's Team Handling Special Counsel Russia Probe Resigns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:24:00 -0400

John Dowd recently said the special counsel's Russia investigation should be shut down. He is now leaving, saying, "I love the president and wish him well."

Unlike Much Of The Rest Of Washington, The Supreme Court Is No Snowflake

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:13 -0400

While the snow accumulated outside, the Supreme Court was in session Wednesday. Historically, the justices are no flakes when it comes to snow.

Is Hiding Income And Destroying Records Obstruction? Maybe Not

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:03:00 -0400

Justices issued a potentially far-reaching decision Wednesday making it harder for the federal government to prosecute obstruction of IRS enforcement of the tax code.

Federal Judge To Rule In Kansas Voter Registration Lawsuit

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

The trial has ended in the lawsuit alleging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's requirements for registering to vote in his state are unreasonable.

Congress Passes Legislation To Curb Online Sex Trafficking Of Children

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

It's the first major change in years to a key legal shield used by Internet companies to avoid liability for what people say and online.

Former 'Apprentice' Contestant Will Proceed With Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:30:00 -0400

A New York judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges the president sexually assaulted and defamed her can go forward. On another front, a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing to be released from a legal agreement requiring her silence.