Judiciary

Venezuelan Bolivarian National guards officers are confronted by university students during a protest outside of the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking protests in the capital. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 31, 2017 - 11:27 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's normally loyalist Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega is criticizing a top court ruling that guts the powers of congress. Luisa OrtegaDiaz says it's her "unavoidable historical duty" as a Venezuelan citizen and the nation's top judicial authority to denounce what she...
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Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for President Donald Trump, leaves the courthouse after a hearing Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Diego. A judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling at a later time on whether to accept an agreement for President Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 31, 2017 - 11:21 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A proposed $25 million settlement between President Donald Trump and former customers of his now-defunct Trump University hinges on a judge who praised the deal Thursday but delayed his final approval though sharply questioning a challenge. If approved, the settlement would end...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks during an interview in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 31, 2017 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when...
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Pravin Gordhan, former South Africa's finance minister, right, with his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, left, take questions during their joint media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 31, 2017. The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. The country's main opposition party says it will challenge the cabinet shakeup in court. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 31, 2017 - 7:43 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. The country's main opposition party said it will challenge the...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 5:50 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. The country's main opposition party said it will challenge the...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 4:57 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan came as part of an overnight...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks during an interview in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 31, 2017 - 3:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when...
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March 31, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is trying to line up enough votes to block Judge Neil Gorsuch. He lost two in his caucus...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president fired his respected finance minister early Friday in an expected move that spooked investors this week and has sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan comes as part of a Cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the...
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Daniel Petrocelli, lead attorney for President Donald Trump, leaves the courthouse after a hearing Thursday, March 30, 2017, in San Diego. A judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling at a later time on whether to accept an agreement for President Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 31, 2017 - 2:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is once again reflecting on his second-oldest case — a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump defrauded students of the now-defunct Trump University before he was president. The filings fill millions of pages. There were 65...
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