Chief justice calls for judicial independence amid growing political criticism of federal courts
Chief Justice John Roberts asserted the independence of the federal courts from what he called "inappropriate political influence."
"Decisional independence is essential to due process, promoting impartial decision-making, free from political or other extraneous influence," said Roberts. Of equal importance, "The Judiciary’s power to manage its internal affairs insulates courts from inappropriate political influence and is crucial to preserving public trust in its work as a separate and co-equal branch of government."
Roberts, who has led the court since 2005, made his remarks on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Judicial Conference, the federal courts' internal administrative and policy-making body, led by the chief justice and composed of rotating federal judges.
Michael Cohen was convicted in 2018 on a number of charges related to hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Hidden cameras missing in Massachusetts child porn case allegedly masterminded by family doctor: feds
Bradford Ferrick allegedly had "thousands" of images and videos of child pornography, according to prosecutors, who allege he used hidden cameras to record medical exams.
ICE's Enforcement and Removals Operation arrested 220 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions that included domestic violence and drug crimes earlier this month.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Saturday said he wants House committees to investigate whether federal funds are being used for “politically motivated prosecutions.'
Saturday, March 18, 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants have a right to a lawyer.
President Joe Biden on Friday denied that members of his family, including Hunter, Jim and Haille Biden, received more than $1 million in payments from a business associate of Hunter's, even though financial records show that they did.
It's undeniable. America's fishing fleets and the people who are part of them face wholesale destruction of their way of life. Green energy can't come at the expense of our way of life.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan said Friday that states blocking contaminated waste from a toxic train derailment in Ohio was "impermissible."
Former State Department employee sentenced for sex crimes involving minors while working in Philippines
A former State Department employee will spend 15 years in prison after he admitted to committing sex crimes with minors while he was working at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.
The U.S. military has resumed flights through international airspace over the Black Sea following the skirmish earlier this week between a US drone and Russian fighter jets.
Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will be arrested on Tuesday next week as the Manhattan District Attorney's office pursues an indictment of Trump for alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.