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Supreme Court OKs White House Request To Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic

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| The case was the first abortion-related decision faced by the new conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last year.

Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty


In an exclusive interview with NPR, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Ayanna Pressley discuss their push to end capital punishment at the federal level as their party takes full control of Congress.


New York State Bar Association Considers Expelling Rudy Giuliani


The bar association said it received "hundreds of complaints in recent months" about Giuliani, ultimately deciding Monday to launch a "historic" inquiry into the president's attorney.

Can Trump Pardon Himself?


While some constitutional scholars argue that the pardon power is absolute, most believe a president cannot pardon himself.

U.K. Judge Rejects Assange Bail Request, Citing Flight Risk


District Judge Vanessa Baraitser — who earlier this week rejected the U.S. extradition request — ruled that Assange must be held in custody while the U.S. government appeals.

Trump-Appointed U.S. Attorney In Georgia Resigns


Byung J. Pak's resignation comes just days after a phone call between Trump and Georgia's secretary of state during which Trump demanded election officials "find" lost votes.

Pharmacist Who Spoiled More Than 500 Vaccine Doses Said He Thought They Were 'Unsafe'


"He'd formed this belief they were unsafe," prosecutors said Monday. They also disclosed colleagues of the now-fired pharmacist Steven Brandenburg reported he had twice taken a gun to work.

Federal Execution Can Proceed For Lisa Montgomery, Court Rules


A federal panel of judges has cleared the way for Lisa Marie Montgomery to become the first woman in federal custody to be put to death in nearly 70 years. Her execution is set for Jan. 12.

Pharmacist Arrested, Accused Of Destroying More Than 500 Moderna Vaccine Doses


The now-fired hospital employee later said he knew "that people who received the vaccinations would think they had been vaccinated against the virus when in fact they were not," investigators said.