Stories tagged: judge
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Judge grants Hawaii’s request on refugees, expands list of relatives exempted from travel ban
A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday expanded the list of family relationships needed by people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries to avoid President Donald Trump’s travel …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
U.S. judge in Hawaii leaves Trump’s travel ban rules in place
A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday left Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
King County judge says school-zone sign too wordy, throws out ticket
A judge has tossed out a man’s ticket for speeding through a Seattle’s school zone, saying the sign is too wordy.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 10 a.m.
Former judge in Kentucky fighting sex charges
For years as a Kentucky judge, Tim Nolan sat in judgment of others. Now he sits in jail, awaiting trial on explosive accusations by prosecutors that he snared 17 women …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit judge halts deportation of 100-plus Iraqi Christians
A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge
An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline
A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t adequately consider the possible impacts …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Field trip or ploy? Judge briefly bars Muslim kids’ visit
Some Islamic school students in New York City got a surprise civics lesson when a judge briefly barred them from a public courtroom, saying she suspected their presence was a …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Suspended sentence revoked for 13-year-old girl in Helena school arson case
A Youth Court judge has revoked a suspended sentence given to a 13-year-old girl for her role in a November fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage to a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
US judge blocks restriction on immigrant legal help
A federal judge temporarily blocked a Justice Department decision that immigrant legal rights organizations around the country said would curtail much of the work they do help those facing deportation.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Hawaii lawmakers criticize AG Sessions’ island judge remarks
Hawaii’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could stop …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions
A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Two companies seek to prevent drugs’ use in Arkansas executions
Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Judge again finds discrimination in Texas’ voter ID law
Dealing Texas another rebuke over voting rights, a judge Monday again ruled that Republican lawmakers purposefully designed a strict voter ID law to disadvantage minorities and effectively dampen their growing …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s travel ban
A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone
Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban
A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump’s initial travel ban says he won’t immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Judge gives extension to Trump lawyers in travel ban suit
A federal judge in Seattle on Friday granted a two-week extension to the Justice Department in a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump’s immigration order is blocking efforts by legal …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Montana examines death penalty after judge blocks executions
Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Trump, Pence weigh in on courts and travel order
Rebuffed in its bid for a quick reversal, the White House said Sunday it expected the courts to reaffirm President Donald Trump’s executive power and reinstate an order barring refugees …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, would bring distinctive Western touch
Judge Neil Gorsuch could bring some Western swing to the Supreme Court that it hasn’t had for years.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Seattle judge who stalled Trump ban is a highly regarded Republican appointee
The federal judge who stopped President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a Republican appointee known for his sharp legal mind and past volunteer work for refugees.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Airlines in previously banned countries allowing travelers to board planes for the U.S.
WASHINGTON – The Middle East’s biggest airline has joined its smaller Gulf rivals in confirming passengers from seven previously banned countries would be allowed to travel to the United States. …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Trump lashes out at federal judge over ruling on travel order
President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at “this so-called judge” who put a nationwide hold on his executive order denying entry to the U.S. to refugees and to people from …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected to spark a fierce fight with Democrats …
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 …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Trump University settlement filed for judge’s review
Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect defrauded them, signaling that a deal …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct
A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Montana incest sentence ‘reprehensible’ but no way to appeal
Montana’s attorney general’s office says it cannot find legal grounds to challenge a “reprehensible” 60-day jail sentence for a man who raped his 12-year-old daughter.