Matt Ford

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No Charges for Hillary Clinton

July 7, 2016 The Justice Department won’t pursue criminal charges against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation...

Hillary Clinton Goes to the FBI

July 5, 2016 FBI investigators interviewed Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, for three-and-a-half hours on Saturday as the probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of state enters its final stages. The meeting took place at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. “Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

June 27, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a series of restrictions on Texas abortion clinics Monday, turning back one of the most significant challenges to abortion rights in a generation. “We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes,” Justice...

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Warrantless Blood Test Cases

June 24, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court outlined new parameters for testing suspected drunk drivers on Thursday, ruling that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless breath tests but forbids warrantless blood tests. “The impact of breath tests on privacy is slight, and the need for BAC [blood alcohol content] testing is great,” Justice Samuel...

A Supreme Deadlock on Immigration

June 23, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court announced a deadlock in a major legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration plan Thursday, effectively crippling the administration’s plans to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Court announced its paralysis in U.S. v. Texas with a simple eight-word sentence: “The judgment is affirmed by...

Affirmative Action Survives at the Supreme Court

June 23, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Thursday the University of Texas at Austin’s plan to increase student diversity, defeating a conservative challenge that sought to imperil affirmative-action programs in higher education. “Considerable deference is owed to a university in defining those intangible characteristics, like student body diversity, that are central to...

Obama Condemns ‘Most Deadly Shooting in American History’ as FBI Opens Probe

June 12, 2016 This article has been updated. “Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history,” President Obama said as he addressed the nation from the White House in the aftermath of an attack in an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday that left about 50 people dead and another...

Fraud Charges for a New York City Union Boss

June 8, 2016 Federal agents arrested Norman Seabrook, the domineering president of New York City’s correctional-officers union for more than two decades, on federal fraud charges Wednesday. In a 17-page criminal complaint, prosecutors allege Seabrook invested $20 million from the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association’s pension fund in Platinum Partners, a...

Donald Trump Attacks a 'Mexican' Federal Judge

May 31, 2016 Gonzalo Curiel is a federal judge in southern California and a former federal prosecutor. He is also, according to Donald Trump, “a hater of Donald Trump.” The presumptive Republican nominee for president devoted almost a quarter of his hour-long rally in San Diego on Friday night to criticizing Curiel, who...

Targeting the Taliban's Leader

May 23, 2016 U.S. forces carried out a drone strike in Pakistan targeting Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, on Saturday night, U.S. officials said. CNN reported that the U.S. believes Mansour was likely killed in the strike, although details are scarce and verification is difficult. The New York Times...

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