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Thousands of federal inmates still await early release under Trump-era law, advocates say

The Justice Department implemented a key feature of the law in which inmates can earn so-called time credits. But there have been failures, prisoner advocates and inmates say.
The Danbury 100 — NBC News
The Danbury 100 — NBC News

Supreme Court asks Maryland, Virginia officials to stop people picketing at justices’ houses

Protest activity and threatening behavior outside the homes of justices has increased since the draft Supreme Court abortion decision was leaked, the court's security chief said.
A demonstrator stands in front of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house
A demonstrator stands in front of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Abortion providers and patients across the country have been struggling to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access.
Abortion rights activists march to the Austin State Capitol
Abortion rights activists march to the Austin State Capitol

Biden offshore drilling proposal panned by environmentalists and oil industry

The proposal would allow up to 11 lease sales but prohibit new drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico
An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Arizona state senators subpoenaed by DOJ in Capitol riot probe

State Senate President Karen Fann and state Sen. Kelly Townsend each received what appeared to be matching subpoenas from the FBI last week.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann

New York Legislature passes stiffer gun restrictions to soften blow of Supreme Court ruling

In a special session, the state's Senate and Assembly voted to ban firearms in many public places, including Times Square, and add more permitting requirements.
Shooting range owner John Deloca aims his pistol
Shooting range owner John Deloca aims his pistol
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Trump’s ‘fear factor’ shows signs of waning as 2024 Republican hopefuls jockey

Former appointees and allies of Trump test the waters for possible presidential bids by releasing ads and hitting early-voting states.
Key Speakers At Conservative Political Action Conference
Key Speakers At Conservative Political Action Conference

Supreme Court shifting faster, farther to the right each ruling

NBC News’ Pete Williams reports on how the Supreme Court’s recent rulings demonstrated a fast shift to the right. The high court not only upheld Mississippi’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks but also overturned the constitutional right to abortion. In another ruling, the Supreme Court struck down New York’s concealed-carry permit law and also said all gun regulations must have historic roots.
Supreme Court shifting faster, farther to the right each ruling
Supreme Court shifting faster, farther to the right each ruling

More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal

Confusion is spreading across states regarding abortion laws, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In Oklahoma, Planned Parenthood, among other providers, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion ban. In New Jersey, the governor signed two bills to protect providers and out of state residents seeking an abortion. Meanwhile, President Biden met with nine Democratic governors to discuss how their states will keep abortion accessible.
More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal
More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal

WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

Legal experts say an acquittal in Russian criminal court is "very unlikely," and that Griner's best bet at becoming free would be through diplomatic negotiations.
Image: Brittney Griner
Image: Brittney Griner

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Gabby Giffords, Simone Biles, John McCain

Other names on the list of 17 recipients include Steve Jobs, Denzel Washington, Megan Rapinoe and Khizr Khan.
Image: Simone Biles
Image: Simone Biles