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Black Lawyers for Justice file $40M police brutality lawsuit

[caption id="attachment_33804" align="alignright" width="300"] Malik Shabazz led death chants against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson.[/caption]ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used ...

Feds sue Minn city over rejection of Islamic center

The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that hav ...

Polygamy ban struck down in Utah

A federal judge has ruled a portion of Utah's ban on plural marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing the practice in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups' ruling took issue with the phrase "or cohabits with anot ...

Court denies media requests for details of Michael Brown grand jury members

CLAYTON -- A judge in St. Louis County denied this morning requests from the Post-Dispatch and Bloomberg News to release more information about members of the grand jury considering evidence in the Michael Brown shooting death. The order by Circuit C ...

Supreme Court case sets blueprint for Ferguson investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago. The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified in using force against people trace their lineage to a 1984 case from Charlotte, North Carolina. In t ...

Judge: DOJ must provide list of Fast and Furious documents

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over ...

ACLU loses effort to limit police action in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge Monday night denied a motion by the American Civil Liberties Union for a temporary restraining order to stop police from requiring people to keep moving on sidewalks and thoroughfares in Ferguson unless they're gathered i ...

Rick Perry, Texas governor, indicted for funding veto

[caption id="attachment_8264" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for ...

Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

[caption id="attachment_15915" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in ...

Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go

The city of Bloomfield violated the constitutional ban on establishment of religion by erecting a Ten Commandments monument on the lawn of city hall, Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in a 32-page opinion filed Thursday. Parker ordered ...


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