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Muslim woman says police made her remove Islamic scarf

A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Dearborn Heights police of violating her constitutional rights by making her remove her Islamic headscarf after they arrested her for driving on a suspended license. The lawsuit, filed in federal court ...

A Politically Correct Court Reviews Police Procedures

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared concerned Tuesday that the New York Police Department may have spied on Muslim groups following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks solely because of their religion. The three-judge panel questio ...

Atheist Lawsuit Causes NC Town to Remove Sculpture of Soldier and Cross

The town of King, N.C., agreed to remove a public statue of a soldier praying near a cross after a veteran filed a lawsuit complaining it promoted Christianity. U.S. Army veteran and former police officer Steven Hewett filed the lawsuit two years ago ...

AZ church seems likely to win Supreme Court fight over signs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A small church in a Phoenix suburb appeared likely Monday to win its Supreme Court dispute over a local ordinance that puts limits on roadside signs that direct people to Sunday services. Liberal and conservative justices alike exp ...

Supreme Court Chooses Tiny Fish Over Farmers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted i ...

Judge blocks Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's workplace raids

A federal judge has temporarily barred Sheriff Joe Arpaio from enforcing an Arizona law that allowed him to arrest hundreds of undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge David Campbell's preliminary injunction, issued Monday, was aimed at both the ...

ACLU Files Case For Michael Brown Grand Jury Member

ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- A member of the grand jury that declined to file criminal charges against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown sued St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch Monday for the right to speak p ...

Family of Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a young Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday against the officers and the city that employs them. The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, f ...

Kansas court orders more state spending on schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas isn't spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child, a state district court panel ruled Tuesday in an order that could mean the state has to boost its aid by hundreds of million ...

Court won't reconsider states' citizenship lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. ...


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