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Feds seek stay of order in Voter ID case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the funda ...

US appeals court upholds tough new Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough abortion restrictions that have forced the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don't jeopardize women's health. A panel of judges at the New ...

Judge Awards Custody Of Justina Pelletier To Massachusetts

A juvenile court judge Tuesday awarded custody of Justina Pelletier, a 15-year-old West Hartford teenager, to the state of Massachusetts. The decision is a major blow for Lou and Linda Pelletier, the girls' parents, who have been fighting for more th ...

Court: Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood funds

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning money while the organization moves forward with its legal challenge of a state law it says is retaliation fo ...

Divided federal appeals judges debate Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A split federal appeals court on Tuesday grappled with an issue that is crucial to the success of President Barack Obama's health care law, debating whether the government can subsidize premiums for people who buy insurance on excha ...

High Court Appears Divided Over Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers' religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. The ...

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police surveillance

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's ruling that determined that New York City Police Department's surveillance of Muslims did not violate their civil rights. Attorneys from the groups Muslim Advocates ...

Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Ka ...

Federal judge upholds Missouri law banning funeral protests

A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law banning protests at funerals that was challenged by anti-homosexual group. The law was created to deter protests at military funerals by members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who in turn fil ...

ACLU instigated trial to begin on Bible-themed monument

[caption id="attachment_30321" align="alignright" width="300"] ©jorndorf/roughshelter.com[/caption]A federal judge this week will consider whether a 3,000-pound monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments on the front lawn of Bloomfield City Hall vi ...


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