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Judge moves closer to contempt case against Sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge moved one step closer to launching a contempt-of-court case against metro Phoenix's sheriff for his office's repeated violations of orders issued in a racial-profiling case. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow didn't actually start ...

Texas, 16 other states challenge Obama's immigration order in court

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a lawsuit joined by 16 other states, asked a federal court Wednesday to block President Obama's immigration order. In court papers, Abbott argued Obama has a duty to "faithfully execute" the laws passed by Congr ...

Grand Jury Clears NYC Policeman in Chokehold Case

NEW YORK (AP) -- A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family sa ...

Justices to weigh limits of free speech over Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent. But his wife didn't see ...

Grand Jury Documents Show Unreliability of Some Witnesses

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details ab ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering from heart surgery

[caption id="attachment_23746" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering from heart surgery Wednesday morning after a stent was placed in her right coronary arte ...

Most police shootings don't end with prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law enforcement in using deadly force. The ...

Some things about a grand jury decision should never be known

CLAYTON -- Promises of transparency in the Ferguson case notwithstanding, there are some things that by law the public is never supposed to know about a grand jury. A big one: the exact vote for or against an indictment. It requires agreement of nine ...

Convicted cop killer sues for speech infringement

Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned for killing a Philadelphia police officer, says a new Pennsylvania law is primarily aimed at silencing him. Abu-Jamal filed a lawsuit Monday, saying the law violates the First Amendment. The law allows both prosecutors and ...

St. Louis County prosecutor says Ferguson grand jury still working

CLAYTON -- In response to "daily, if not hourly speculation" about when a St. Louis County grand jury will decide the fate of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said on Monday that nothing had changed. The ...


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