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U.S. wants ruling on 'Dreamers' in Supreme Court's current term

A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York, August 15, 2012. The U.S. government began accepting applications on Wednesday from young illegal immigrants seeking temporary legal status under relaxed deportation rules announced by the Obama administration in June. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will ask the Supreme Court to intervene if an appellate court has not ruled by Oct. 31 on whether the Trump administration can end protections for "Dreamers" who entered the country illegally as children.  Full Article 

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U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.  Full Article 

Thousands of Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence move in a caravan toward the United States, in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras October 14, 2018. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala - More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.  Full Article 

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U.S. wants ruling on 'Dreamers' in Supreme Court's current term

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will ask the Supreme Court to intervene if an appellate court has not ruled by Oct. 31 on whether the Trump administration can end protections for "Dreamers" who entered the country illegally as children.

U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Judge rejects J&J bid to move Illinois talc case to federal court

A federal judge in Illinois has rejected Johnson & Johnson's bid to transfer a lawsuit alleging its talc products caused a woman's ovarian cancer to federal from state court.  Read more 

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1st Circuit: No class certification if you can’t weed out uninjured class members

In its Oct. 15 opinion in In re Asacol (2018 WL 4958856) the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on an issue that continues to cause much consternation among the federal appellate courts: Can trial judges certify class actions in which not every class member has suffered an injury? The 1st Circuit panel – Judges Sandra Lynch, William Kayatta and David Barron – sided with the 3rd, 5th and District of Columbia Circuits to hold that the predominance requirement in t

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