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Trump lawyers miss key court deadline in immigration case

May 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Lawyers for the Trump Administration have missed a court-ordered deadline for turning over a document that gave President Trump a way to justify his immigration restrictions without aiming them specifically at Muslims.

Judge finds new legal protection for transgender people

May 20, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

For the first time, a federal disability rights law has been interpreted to give legal protection to transgender people against discrimination. A Pennsylvania judge did so by giving a narrow reading to a phrase in that law that says it does not apply to individuals with “gender identity disorders.”

Breaking down the 25th amendment: What you need to know

May 19, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The 25th amendment to the Constitution is getting a bit of public attention these days. So what does the amendment do and why does it remain a hot topic, since its ratification in 1967?

States seek to protect health care subsidies

May 18, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A group of 15 states plus Washington, D.C., moved on Thursday to try to head off what they called a “death spiral” for the health insurance law still in operation from the Obama Administration. 

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