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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: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:56:00 -0500

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To California's Gun Laws

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:56:00 -0500

The court, continuing a pattern of nonintervention, has turned away a constitutional challenge to a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas angrily dissented.

What's In The Gun Background Check Plan The President Endorsed?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:06:30 -0500

After a national outcry over gun violence in Florida last week, there are the early signs of compromise in Washington: President Donald Trump has endorsed a bipartisan proposal to strengthen

The Columbine Generation

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are dedicated to making sure it's the last.

'New York Magazine': Do You Believe Anita Hill Now?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Jill Abramson, who writes in New York Magazine about the long-standing sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Gun Safety Advocates Look To Kansas Lawmakers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00:19 -0500

Kansas is being held up as an example of how states can pass meaningful gun laws. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Republican state Sen. Barbara Bollier about what's being done there.

Barbershop: History Of Immigration Politics

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rutgers University labor professor Janice Fine, the Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan and NPR's John Burnett about how U.S. immigration policies have evolved.

Following Mueller Indictments Targeting Russians, Moscow Maintains Denial

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. In the United States, the news dominated headlines. But how are people reacting in Russia?

The Russia Investigations: Reading Into Mueller's Latest Indictments

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:21:14 -0500

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted more than a dozen Russians for interference in the 2016 election. Michel Martin talks with a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:11:00 -0500

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's office says 13 Russians and three Russian entities took part in a broad information war against the United States.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week’s news.

Bill To Overhaul Drug Sentences Faces Uncertain Fate; Senator Lashes Out At DOJ

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:00 -0500

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had stinging words for his old friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after the Justice Department opposed a bipartisan sentencing bill.

Trump Uses MS-13 To 'Sell Draconian Overhauls Of Border Issues,' Journalist Says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:25:53 -0500

New Yorker writer Jonathan Blitzer says President Trump uses the notorious gang to paint a portrait of rampant criminality among immigrants — and to frame the broader immigration debate.

Приве́т, 2018: Protecting America's Next Elections

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:18:30 -0500

"Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says.

ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrants' Identities To Commit Bank Fraud

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:48:00 -0500

The Justice Department says Raphael Sanchez stole the identities of seven immigrants. Sanchez has reportedly resigned from his post as ICE's chief counsel in Seattle.