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  • Court: Can Va. keep out-of-staters from using FOI?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Friday it would hear arguments over whether states can keep out-of-staters from using their Freedom of Information Act laws to get government documents. …


  • Pa. voter ID issue is far from resolved

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just because opponents of Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification won a preliminary injunction in court doesn’t mean the issue or the court …


  • Illegal immigrant in Fla. fights for law license

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man’s bid to become the first illegal immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the …


  • Court: Can gov’t be sued for credit card mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws …


  • Court seems unclear on house versus boat question

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure …


  • Brain-damaged man wins new trial in 1987 killing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court on Monday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man serving life in prison for killing his former wife’s grandmother, ruling that prosecutors …


  • Supreme Court begins new term

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to impose new limits on lawsuits brought in U.S. courts over human rights violations abroad. The justices kicked off their new term …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in suicide shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teen-ager who was threatening to …


  • High court won’t hear wife’s appeal in murder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a former toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in a notorious San Diego murder case. Former lab worker …


  • Supreme Court Justices attend annual Red Mass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American archbishop has reminded a congregation that included six Supreme Court justices Sunday to be open to the spirit of God, beg for his blessings and …


  • Man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East to be detained because he …


  • Gay marriage NY arguments put US lawyer on defense

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court panel forced a Justice Department lawyer into an awkward position Thursday, making him explain the government’s decision to abandon defending the Defense …


  • $37.5 million FEMA trailer settlement approved

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $37.5 million class-action settlement between companies that made government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf …


  • Court fast-tracks some green card applications

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for …


  • Texas executes ex-Army recruiter after 3 reprieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Army recruiter failed to win a fourth reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court and was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the …


  • Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • Corps left off the hook for Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic flooding …


  • Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …


  • High court to consider drunken driving case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide when law enforcement officers must get a warrant before ordering a blood test on an unwilling drunken-driving suspect. The issue has divided …


  • Appeals court tosses out landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars …


  • Appeals court tosses landmark Katrina ruling

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed itself and thrown out a judge’s landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for billions of dollars …


  • South Carolina voter ID gets judges’ scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recognizing this year’s elections are just a few weeks away, a panel of three federal judges questioned on Monday whether South Carolina should wait until 2014 to …


  • Novel courts handle low-level crimes across US

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it’s expected — and strongly encouraged for the defendants.


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • Anti-jihad ‘savage’ ads going up in NYC subway

    NEW YORK (AP) — A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city’s subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film …


  • Texas town’s rental ban gets second hearing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Dallas suburb has asked a federal appeals court to uphold an ordinance that would ban illegal immigrants from renting homes in the town. The full …


  • Pa. high court wants review of voter ID access

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday told a lower court that it should stop a tough new voter photo identification law from taking effect in this year’s …


  • Lawyers: Obese Ohio inmate faces ‘torturous’ death

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs 480 pounds and has a history of difficulty losing weight argues he would face a “torturous and lingering death” if …


  • Ohio inmate says he’s too obese for execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” …

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