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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

FBI’s terror watchlist violates Constitution, federal judge says

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that an FBI watchlist of more than 1 million “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens in the database.


After four inmate deaths, judge finds medical care at Virginia prison unconstitutional

All four were inmates at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state prison in central Virginia is failing to provide adequate medical care and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.


Texas voter ID law again thrown out by judge

A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over …


Judge: Federal gay marriage ban unconstitutional

The federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to define the institution and therefore denies married gay couples some federal benefits, …


The Monitor From The Week Of April 6-13, 1997

DECISIONS A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s ban on preferences based on race or gender. A U.S. District judge ruled the line-item veto is unconstitional. …