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Paulson testifies that AIG bailout was designed to be punishment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday. The $85 billion loan package extended to AI ...

US Supreme Court Opens Door For Same-Sex Marriage In More States

[caption id="attachment_7259" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Washington (Alliance News) - The US Supreme Court on Monday opened the door for same-sex couples to wed in five US states by declining to hear legal challenges design ...

US court to hear religious bias case over hijab

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain ...

Originalism: A fight worth soldiering on for

[caption id="attachment_12392" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Some say he's remarkably principled. Others find him willfully ignorant. Justice Antonin Scalia, the unflappable, highly intellectual linchpin of the U.S. Supreme Co ...

ACLU wants police banned from keeping Ferguson protesters moving

[caption id="attachment_33862" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ST. LOUIS -- The ACLU is in federal court here today asking for an end to the "keep moving" rule that police enforced during recent protests in Ferguson. ACLU lawyer ...

Judge declares there is no right to free water

DETROIT (AP) — The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy refused Monday to stop the city from shutting off water if people can't pay their bill, saying there's no right to water and the law doesn't give him the power to keep the taps open anyway. Jud ...

Mexican woman files suit challenging immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican woman who claims her five-day detention at a federal immigration office was an illegal arrest filed the first lawsuit challenging enforcement of Arizona's landmark immigration enforcement law. Opponents of the 2008 law have a ...

Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury

ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified for almost four hours Tuesday in front of a St. Louis County grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wils ...

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit a ...

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agre ...


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