Stories tagged: federal judge
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Judge sides with Trump’s pick to take over consumer agency
President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president’s choice to temporarily run the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Judge asks for more detail on clearing Seattle police
A federal judge wants more information about the Seattle Police Department’s finding that the fatal shooting of a woman in June was reasonable before he decides whether the city is …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature’s attempts …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Judge imposes gag order in Manafort, Gates criminal case
A federal judge has imposed a gag order in the criminal case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Seattle judge ices states’ challenge to latest travel ban
SEATTLE – A federal judge in Seattle has put on hold a challenge by Washington and several other states to the Trump administration’s latest travel ban. U.S. District Judge James …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities
A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Spray-painting gang member gets five years in federal prison for gun possession
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an admitted gang member from Spokane to five years in prison after he was caught with a gun.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Outgoing Congress confirmed fewer judges since 1952, giving Trump a big opening
President-elect Donald Trump will take office with a chance to fill more than 100 seats on the federal courts because of an extraordinary two-year slowdown in judicial confirmations engineered by …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Judge denies Ryan Bundy’s request to go to San Francisco
A federal judge Wednesday rejected Ryan Bundy’s demand to be released from custody so he can appear before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Obama names new Idaho judge, David Nye
Idaho finally has a new federal district judge nominee, with the announcement today from the White House that Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye will be submitted to the Senate …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013, 5:10 p.m.
Magistrate judge who broke glass ceiling to retire
A federal magistrate judge who came under fire after a man she had released to a drug treatment facility escaped and shot two sheriff’s deputies is retiring this month.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012
Idaho House votes to ask for third federal judge
BOISE – Idaho’s House of Representatives agreed Monday to ask Congress for a long-needed third federal judge, but only after some Republican members said they wouldn’t support asking a Democratic …
Sat., April 16, 2011
Nomination near for federal judge
President Barack Obama is expected to make his nomination soon for the next federal judge for the Eastern District of Washington. The opening became available in mid-2009 when U.S. District …
Fri., April 15, 2011, 11:37 a.m.
E. Washington federal judge appointment coming soon
President Barack Obama is expected to make his nomination soon for the next federal judge for the Eastern District of Washington.
Tue., Oct. 13, 2009, 1:29 p.m.
Gonzaga professor nominated to become federal judge
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gonzaga University law professor Rosanna Peterson would become the first woman to serve on Eastern Washington’s U.S. District Court bench.
Wed., Jan. 21, 2009, 2:20 p.m.
Federal bench finalists named for Eastern Washington
The names of three finalists for a vacancy on the federal bench in Eastern Washington were released today by the office of Sen. Patty Murray.