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“Everything is political,” as the saying goes, and it’s especially true for the law. Politics plays a huge role in the crafting, execution and (even though no one likes to admit it) interpretation of the law, so anyone interested in any aspect of the law should follow the politics that affect it. FindLaw’s Political News section is the leading source of political and legal news, offering timely legal reports, analysis from leading attorneys and a selection of the best stories from across the Web.

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  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:49:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:49:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.

  • Diplomats: UN to confirm Iran meeting key nuclear obligation

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:46:12 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say that a U.N. nuclear agency will confirm that Iran has met a key condition of a preliminary nuclear agreement, changing a substantial amount of enriched uranium into a form that is difficult to use for nuclear arms.

  • Syrian government airstrike kills 17 in insurgent-held town

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43:22 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government air raid has killed at least 17 people and wounded many others in a northwestern town.

  • Syrian troops regain area from IS in northeastern city

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43:02 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state TV says government forces have retaken a neighborhood from Islamic State fighters in a northeastern city, days after it was captured by the extremists.

  • Western official: IAEA will report Iran has complied with enriched uranium stockpile reduction

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:38:30 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Western official: IAEA will report Iran has complied with enriched uranium stockpile reduction.

  • The Latest: Afghanistan extends UN police funding program

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:36:05 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • Czech minister cleared of allegations he was secret agent

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:35:20 GMT

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An appeals court in the Slovak capital has upheld a lower court ruling that Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis did not collaborate with the communist-era secret police.

  • Maryland governor feeling 'really strong' amid chemotherapy

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:32:32 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's "still feeling really strong" as he nears the end of his first round of cancer chemotherapy.

  • Egyptian president vows swift justice after car bomb attack

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:16:54 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday pledged to change laws "within days" to bring swift justice following a car bombing that killed the country's chief prosecutor, the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in a quarter century.

  • Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:37 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for the U.S. Catholic Church in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

  • Taliban claims car bomb attack in Kabul; 1 dead

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:43:14 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 24, police, military and government officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were also injured in the attack.

  • Belarus sets presidential election for Oct. 11

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:42:59 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The parliament of Belarus decided Tuesday to set the next presidential election for Oct. 11, about a month earlier than originally planned.

  • Khodorkovsky suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:42:44 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say they are considering whether to charge former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky with ordering the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor.

  • Poland to support, develop industrial, coal mining region

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:42:33 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government is holding its first ever away session in the coal mining region of Silesia, where it is to approve a major plan to stimulate industry and the job market.

  • The Latest: Number of wounded in Kabul attack rises to 24

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:36:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • Greece to miss IMF debt payment and bailout to expire

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:35:40 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.

  • GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:19:28 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans Tuesday to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns, including before and after his two terms as Florida governor.

  • The Latest: Turkey wants to help Greece recover

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:18:52 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):

  • The Latest: 2 NATO troops wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:56:49 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:55:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.