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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at the Professional Services Council Thursday about his department's implementation efforts related to President Barack Obama's action on immigration, and his need for a fully funded budget. (Associated Press)

Johnson pleads for Homeland funding as Obama defends amnesty amid lawsuits

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pleaded Thursday for Congress to pass full-year funding for his department, saying that if it becomes ensnared in a prolonged debate next year it will hurt his ability to pay for more border security or to cover the bills he ran up during last summer’s illegal immigrant surge.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 annoucing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Oklahoma, Nebraska ask Supreme Court to overturn Colorado pot law

- The Washington Times

Two states — Oklahoma and Nebraska — filed a lawsuit Thursday against neighboring Colorado over its law legalizing recreational marijuana, contending that it violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The legal challenge, an original action filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, is the first of its kind since Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 in 2012, which allows recreational pot use and sales for adults 21 and over.

FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases. Arpaio's decision to disband the criminal employment squad will end his last major foothold in immigration enforcement after the courts and federal government have gradually reined in his powers in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)

Sheriff Arpaio disbands illegal immigration ID fraud unit

- The Washington Times

Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a federal court in Arizona last Wednesday that he has disbanded his criminal employment unit and will stop enforcing Arizona’s identity theft laws against illegal immigrants, in a move that Hispanic advocacy groups said was a major victory for them.

The Golden Hammer

DHS’ overtime money pit

- The Washington Times

The Homeland Security Department continues to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars a year in overtime to its employees without being sure it is justified, despite years of warning that valuable tax money is in danger of being wasted.

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In this Friday, April 19, 2013, Massachusetts State Police file photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his head, emerges from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the government to seek the death penalty in the case against Tsarnaev. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer says he plans to seek trial delay

- Associated Press

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and his lawyer said the defense will ask to delay his upcoming trial.

In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Rev. Starsky Wilson, second from the left, talks with from left, Shirlissa Pruitt, Anthony Levine, Tina Cramer and Amir Brandy during a break in the third Ferguson Commission meetings in St. Louis, at Il Monastero St. Louis University. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Ferguson aftermath: Reformers target traffic courts

- Associated Press

In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.