Tabling Impeachment, Dems Drop High Court Fight Over Mueller Records

It had been set to hear the case next month, but the U.S. Supreme Court sidelined arguments Friday on the secret grand jury materials behind former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Ex-Cop Faces Federal Murder Charge After Seeking Release Under High Court Ruling

Federal prosecutors announced Friday the murder indictment of a former Tulsa cop convicted in state court for killing his daughter’s boyfriend, but who is now demanding his release after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated Oklahoma’s criminal jurisdiction on Native American tribal lands.

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Border Wall

The La Posta Band of Diegueño Mission Indians was properly denied a preliminary injunction in its case challenging border wall construction in San Diego and Imperial County, California, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The tribe claims ancestral burial grounds will be harmed by the construction but the government says such grounds have not been documented in the area.

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California Tribes Fight Border Wall Disruption of Religious Sites

The Kumeyaay Nation, 13 federally recognized Indian tribes living in Southern California, urged a federal judge on Friday to force the Trump administration to survey the grounds around an under-construction border wall to prevent the disruption of religious sites, including burial grounds.

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Numbers Don’t Bode Well for Tribe’s Appeal on Rights to Maine River

A Native American tribe that claims the right to regulate fishing, boating and other recreation on one of Maine’s most important rivers found itself paddling upstream Tuesday in the First Circuit, but it made considerable progress nonetheless.

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California Tribe Loses Bid to Halt Border Wall Construction

Appearing unclear during a court hearing Thursday about tribal rights to access cultural resources on private land, a federal judge found the federal government should not be forced to stop construction on the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in California despite claims human remains were bulldozed over.

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