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  • Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Latest News 08/11/2019

    Raising the stakes in a standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patie...

  • Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Latest News 06/16/2019

    The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.The East Oregonian reports in a story on...

  • Court records: Illinois father led police to son's body

    Court records: Illinois father led police to son's body

    Latest News 05/03/2019

    Court records show that video police recovered from an Illinois woman's cellphone showing her bruised 5-year-old son prompted the boy's father to lead investigators to the child's body.JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake are charge...

  • Court upholds car rental tax imposed in Maricopa County

    Court upholds car rental tax imposed in Maricopa County

    Latest News 02/22/2019

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday upheld a car rental tax surcharge that’s imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a professional football stadium and other sports and recreational facilities, marking the second time an appeals court h...

  • Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice set for sentencing

    Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice set for sentencing

    Latest News 02/13/2019

    A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment scandal is due in federal court for sentencing for using his job for his own benefit.Allen Loughry is scheduled to b...

  • Congress to Probe Report that Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie

    Congress to Probe Report that Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie

    Latest News 01/20/2019

    The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election.Hous...

  • Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    Latest News 01/05/2019

    A federal appeals court has ordered a fourth attempt at mediation in a long-running dispute over the state of Maryland’s treatment of its historically black colleges.The black colleges say the state has underfunded them while developing program...

  • Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Latest News 01/01/2019

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals.The ...

  • NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    Latest News 12/21/2018

    North Carolina's top court says the state is responsible, not the counties, when schools are so underfunded that some children don't get the constitutionally required sound basic education.In a decision issued Friday, the state Supreme Court ruled ag...

  • Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Latest News 12/13/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  • Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Latest News 12/02/2018

    charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward."State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Sc...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Latest News 10/20/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...