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  • Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Law & Politics 07/26/2017

    A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson refused Tuesday to reconsider a $1,000 fine and order...

  • Supreme Court deadline nears for suit over wetland loss

    Supreme Court deadline nears for suit over wetland loss

    Law & Politics 07/11/2017

    A Louisiana flood board is nearing a deadline for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its lawsuit seeking to make oil and gas companies pay for decades of damage to coastal wetlands. Federal district and appeals courts have rejected the lawsuit, ...

  • Court: Energy firm can pass $55M cleanup costs

    Court: Energy firm can pass $55M cleanup costs

    Law & Politics 07/03/2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court says an energy company is allowed to pass on the $55 million cost of cleaning up two polluted sites to its customers in the form of an added charge on their monthly bills. Duke Energy has been adding $1.67 to bills in Ohio for ...

  • West Virginia high court excludes inmates from workers' comp

    West Virginia high court excludes inmates from workers' comp

    Law & Politics 06/12/2017

    Inmates participating in work-release programs do not quality for workers' compensation benefits, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled has ruled. The court on Thursday unanimously affirmed a Workers' Compensation Board of Review's 2015 decision to n...

  • Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    Law & Politics 05/28/2017

    A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother wrote to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much." Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian mother who worked in Malaysia, appeared in c...

  • Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court

    Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court

    Law & Politics 05/24/2017

    A Playboy centerfold who ignited a backlash of criticism when she secretly snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posted it online mocking the woman's body is expected to appear in court Wednesday to resolve a criminal char...

  • Family of Colorado man killed by police settles lawsuit

    Family of Colorado man killed by police settles lawsuit

    Law & Politics 05/19/2017

    Court documents show the family of a Colorado man killed by police has settled its lawsuit against the city and the officer. The Pueblo Chieftain says it obtained documents Thursday which showed the settlement resolved “all pending claims” against of...

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Law & Politics 05/16/2017

    Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest state...

  • New Mexico Supreme Court won't restore funds to Legislature

    New Mexico Supreme Court won't restore funds to Legislature

    Law & Politics 05/10/2017

    The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state's budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers. In a two-p...

  • Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

    Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

    Law & Politics 05/03/2017

    President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Asked during a White House interview by the Washington Examiner if he'd th...

  • Baldwin's Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint

    Baldwin's Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint

    Law & Politics 04/07/2017

    isconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin's support for a filibuster to block President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court has become an early flashpoint as she faces re-election next year. While Baldwin and Republicans, including her Wiscon...

  • Michigan Supreme Court Justice Young announces retirement

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Young announces retirement

    Law & Politics 03/28/2017

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young plans to retire and return to his former law firm. A statement from the court says Young announced his plans Wednesday during a meeting with fellow Michigan Supreme Court justices. The 65-year-old says his ...