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Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskins Trademark

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The ruling by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlie ...

NYC won't require bail for non-violent offenses

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. The $18 million city p ...

Colorado baker appeals decision that limits his religious freedom

DENVER (AP) — A case that tests the boundaries of religious freedom and gay rights came to the Colorado Court of Appeals on Tuesday, with a suburban Denver baker urging judges not to force him to make cakes for same-sex couples because it would viola ...

ACLU sues Kentucky clerk for not issuing same-sex licenses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. The America ...

DOJ says transgender student's restroom lawsuit has merit under Title IX

The lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old transgender student over Gloucester County's school restroom policy has merit under federal law, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. The department filed what is called a ...

ACLU files suit against Gov. Jindal's religious liberty order

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be thrown out, gay rights advocates argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Th ...

Trump attorneys file $500M lawsuit against Univision

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million in a New York court, claiming Trump's First Amendment rights were violated when the company declined to air the Miss USA contest. The ...

Supreme Court issues stay on strict Texas abortion law pending review

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered to keep Texas abortion clinics open while it reviews a lawsuit against the state's strict new abortion law. The court ordered all abortion providers that would be closed under Texas H.B. 2 ...

Colorado's liberal Supreme Court blocks school voucher program

DENVER (AP) — A school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling reverses a Colorado Court of Appeals d ...

Supreme Court strikes down Obama's EPA limits on power plants

The US Supreme Court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxins coal-fired power plants can spew into the ...


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