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Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law, after having blocked the state from requiring photo IDs in November's general election. The justices' action means the state is fr ...

Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill. The justices hear arguments Monday in a ...

Inmate asks Supreme Court to force state to provide gender changing surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender inmate convicted of murder asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn a ruling denying her request for sex-reassignment surgery. A federal judge ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant ...

ACLU files new lawsuit over Obama administration drone 'kill list'

As the US debates expanding its campaign against the Islamic State beyond Iraq and Syria, the leading US civil liberties group is intensifying its efforts to force transparency about lethal US counterterrorism strikes and authorities. On Monday, the ...

AP sues State Dept. for access to Clinton email and other records

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The legal action comes af ...

Judge dismisses atheist suit over Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol. The lawsuit filed by a New Jersey-based nonprofit group, Ame ...

Judge orders DOJ to answer allegations that they have misled the court

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The judge who blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has ordered the Justice Department to answer allegations that the government misled him about part of the plan. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ...

Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines policy owes $170,000 in unpaid taxes

The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes. Ronald J Brockmeyer, who ...

Court order bans US military from referring to biologically male soldier as 'he'

[caption id="attachment_25468" align="alignright" width="300"] Bradley Manning(File Photo) [/caption]Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has won a small but significant victory in ...

Michael Brown's family plans to file wrongful-death lawsuit

[caption id="attachment_35841" align="alignright" width="300"] Lesley McSpadden (File Photo)[/caption]ST. LOUIS (UPI) -- Michael Brown's family announced Thursday they plan to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Mo., and Darre ...


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