Judge to determine damages against neo-Nazi website operator

U.S. 06/12/19, 04:47

A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday for the amount of monetary damages a Muslim-American radio host can recover against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism.SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah (oh-bee-DAHL'-ah) is seeking more than $1 million in damages against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew ...

Judge says Missouri’s only abortion clinic can remain open

U.S. 06/10/19, 19:18

A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility's license plays out in court.Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to temporarily block the state from allowing the ...

Pretrial appeal dismissed in 2005 slaying of teacher

U.S. 06/10/19, 18:17

Georgia's highest court said Monday that it lacks authority to hear a pretrial appeal from a man charged with killing a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.The state Supreme Court in March delayed Ryan Duke's murder trial so it could consider whether it ...

Daughter of ‘tiger mom’ Chua picked as Kavanaugh law clerk

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:57

The daughter of Yale Law School professor and "tiger mom" Amy Chua, who praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his nomination to the Supreme Court, is going to work for Kavanaugh this summer. Yale Law graduate Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld will serve as a law clerk to Kavanaugh for ...

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:45

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic left on properties after a century of copper smelting.The Montana Supreme Court ruled in December 2017 for the ...

Virginia man back in US after court questions deportation

U.S. 06/08/19, 10:24

A northern Virginia man who says he fears torture at the hands of Israeli authorities is back in the U.S. after a judge's order forced immigration authorities to reverse his deportation and bring him back from Israel before he ever got off the plane.Abdelhaleem Ashqar recently served 11 years in ...

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

U.S. 06/04/19, 20:50

Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech.Prosecutors said members of the Rise Above Movement conspired to riot by using the internet to ...

Missouri subpoenas abortion clinic doctors amid legal battle

U.S. 06/04/19, 08:58

A St. Louis judge on Tuesday is set to weigh whether physicians from the state's only abortion clinic can be forced to testify amid a legal fight over the facility's license.The state issued subpoenas to staffers, contractors and former medical residents who worked at Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility, according ...

Judge rejects Congress’ challenge of border wall funding

California 06/03/19, 19:36

A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue. Trump's victory is muted by a federal ruling in California last month that blocked construction of key sections of ...

Court OKs expedited appeal in NY Trump bank records case

Politics 06/01/19, 06:05

An appeals court says it will speedily consider President Donald Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks he did business with. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Friday setting a schedule for written arguments to be submitted by July 18, ...

Judges: Feds must act if asked to take a fresh look at pot

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:44

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration must "act promptly" if formally asked to take another look at laws that consider marijuana as dangerous as heroin or LSD.The ruling came Thursday in a 2-to-1 vote by judges from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals who ...

Judge says Missouri clinic can keep providing abortions

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:34

A judge issued an order Friday to keep Missouri's only abortion clinic operating over the objections of state health officials, delivering abortion-rights advocates a courtroom victory after a string of setbacks in legislatures around the U.S. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic can continue providing ...

Census citizenship question could transform state elections

Texas 05/31/19, 15:04

Computer files discovered in the home of a Republican operative who died last year contain a blueprint for how the GOP could extend its domination of legislatures in states where growing Latino populations favor Democrats and offer compelling context about a related case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.The files ...

Manning renews effort to be released from Virginia jail

U.S. 05/31/19, 13:45

Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail.Manning's lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to the Alexandria jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.The ...

Update: Alabama inmate executed for killing preacher

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:40

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A man convicted of using a sword and knife to kill a country preacher during a robbery has been executed in Alabama, weeks after he was initially scheduled to die. Christopher Lee Price was killed by lethal injection ...

After delay, Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 18:50

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison, but officials said it had been temporarily ...

Update: Alabama inmate asks Supreme Court for stay

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:49

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):7:45 a.m.An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution set for Thursday night.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Lee Price. A federal appeals court ...

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:13

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by lethal injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison.The 46-year-old was convicted of using a ...

Court refuses to block Alabama execution set for Thursday

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:39

A federal appeals court is refusing to block Alabama's bid to execute an inmate convicted of killing a country preacher with a sword.The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday refused a stay requested by 46-year-old Christopher Lee Price. He's set to die by lethal injection Thursday night.The court says ...

Judge: Kodak Black should remain jailed until trial

Entertainment 05/29/19, 16:27

Federal prosecutors in Miami on Wednesday successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest for a weapons violation.In a hearing in U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the 21-year-old rapper was a "danger to the community" based on his lengthy criminal record.Black ...

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