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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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  • President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:24:13 GMT

    SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists.

  • Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:19:21 GMT

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.

  • US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:13:32 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing.

  • The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:08:55 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local):

  • ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:04:54 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations.

  • Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils_an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:55:29 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A court on Thursday overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 to prison.

  • 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:48:26 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

  • The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:38:55 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders (all times local):

  • Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:38:19 GMT

    Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families.

  • Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:38 GMT

    Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Lebanon prepares for Syria's post-war construction windfall

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:17:12 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it's ready for business.

  • German state committee votes to lift nationalist's immunity

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:15:48 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath.

  • Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:12:28 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."

  • Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:07:29 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge.

  • Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:03:21 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner.

  • Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:01:42 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law.

  • Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:47:56 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice.

  • Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:37:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president.

  • Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:18:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong activist Wong braces for possible prison sentence

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:16:44 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 braced for a court decision Thursday that could send them to prison.