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Federal judge rules illegal alien detainees do not have to post bond

In a move that could affect tens of thousands of detainees, a federal judge in Seattle has ordered the Department of Justice to obey a law that allows for the release of some undocumented immigrants without posting a bond. Immigration-rights leaders ...

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures a ...

Alabama transgender wins discrimination case against US army

The US military has long defined Tamara Lusardi’s life. The US air force kid grew up on military bases across the world, worked for the US army for nearly three decades in various capacities, and served a tour of duty during the Gulf war. Lusardi eve ...

Judge Hanen denies DOJ request to lift hold on immigration executive order

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has kept in place a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that sought to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, rejecting a U.S. Department of Justice request that he allow the ac ...

Same-sex marriage won't be legal on reservations

Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including ...

Justice Dept.: Prison must treat inmate's gender condition

ATLANTA (AP) — Prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition, the Justice Department said in a court filing Friday. The Southern Poverty Law Center in February ...

Justices Reject Students' Appeal to Wear US Flag T-shirts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not c ...

Democrat Who Publicly Opposed Obama Indicted on Corruption Charges

NEWARK, N.J. (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges related to his business dealings with a Florida eye doctor. A federal grand jury in Newark handed down the five-count indictment, which includes con ...

Atlanta educators guilty of cheating scandal

ATLANTA (UPI) -- A jury found 11 of 12 Atlanta educators guilty for their roles in widespread cheating on standardized tests. The former Atlanta Public Schools teachers, principals and administrators were each found guilty on one count of racketeerin ...

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 ...


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