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Sources: Obama to nominate Merrick Garland

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, congressional sources said Wednesday. The pick sets up a confrontation with Republicans who say they will refuse to consider his nomination in an ...

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Judge delays trial for Norfolk treasurer

NORFOLK (AP) A judge has postponed the public corruption trial of Norfolk’s city treasurer. Media outlets report that U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan agreed Tuesday that Anthony Burfoot’s scheduled May 3 trial should be put on hold until the U.S. ...

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Sleeping lawyer voids conviction

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A federal appeals court says a sleeping defense lawyer is almost as bad as none at all. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Friday tossed out a North Carolina man’s conspiracy and racketeering ...

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