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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 ...

Gay bar found guilty of discrimination

DENVER (AP) — A popular Denver gay bar discriminated against a man when a bouncer denied him entry last year because he was dressed in drag, Colorado regulators said in a decision that could become more common as anti-discrimination laws increasingly ...

ACLU sues government over delays in Muslim citizenship requests

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications. The lawsuit filed by the ...

Fight over Docs v. Glock's law isn't over

Opponents of Florida's "Docs v. Glocks" law, which limits doctors' right to ask patients about their guns, say the legal fight is not over. The plaintiffs in the case plan to ask for a full "en banc" hearing by the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ...

Sen. Manchin sued by brother for failure to repay loan

[caption id="attachment_19854" align="alignright" width="300"] Sen. Joe Manchin[/caption]West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was slapped with a lawsuit by his own brother for allegedly failing to repay a loan to help the family's struggling busi ...


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