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  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013, 2 P.M.

    Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

    HELENA — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Bork nomination fight altered judicial selection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives wanted Robert H. Bork on the Supreme Court. They wound up with Anthony Kennedy, the key vote in reaffirming a woman’s right to an abortion. The …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 1:26 P.M.

    Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 4:26 P.M.

    New judge appointed in Fort Hood shooting case

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army’s highest legal branch appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 10:40 A.M.

    Friends memorialize ex-Sen. Arlen Specter in Pa.

    NARBERTH, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was an “irreplaceable” force who approached politics — and life — with grit and determination, a who’s who of politicians and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 3:01 A.M.

    Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 10:33 A.M.

    Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 8:39 A.M.

    Appeals court reverses ruling on campaign donors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that likely would have led to greater disclosure of who is paying for certain election ads. In …


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