Courts

May 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge ordered the city of Newark on Tuesday not to use police escorts for private events following a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Ras Baraka misused city funds by having officers escort a hip-hop DJ to the mayor's birthday party. At the same hearing, Superior Court...
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Daniel Ramirez Medina, right, walks with a man identified as his brother following a hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Ramirez is asking U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez to block the government from revoking his participation in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows those brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the country to work or study. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
May 01, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday the government cannot immediately revoke a Mexican man's enrollment in a program designed to protect those brought to the United States illegally as children, saying he wants more information from lawyers before he issues a preliminary ruling. Daniel...
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This combination photo shows retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor accepting the Minerva Award during the Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2010, left, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington on Sept. 20, 2017. A TV drama about the lives and careers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works. A spokeswoman for Alyssa Milano said Tuesday that the actress' company, Peace Productions, is joining with PatMa Productions to develop the limited series. (AP Photo)
May 01, 2018 - 4:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV drama about the lives and careers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works. A spokeswoman for Alyssa Milano said Tuesday that the actress' company, Peace Productions, is joining with PatMa Productions to develop the limited series. The project will draw...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 30, 2018 - 6:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections. Experts expect the ruling to expand the number of workers eligible for minimum wage,...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson leaves the federal courthouse, in Washington. The U.S. government pleaded its case Monday, April 30, for blocking AT&T from absorbing Time Warner, saying it would hurt consumers as a big antitrust trial crept toward its end and a decision by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government pleaded its case Monday for blocking AT&T from absorbing Time Warner, saying the combination would hurt consumers. In the landmark antitrust trial's last day in federal court, lead Justice Department attorney Craig Conrath argued that the $85 billion...
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In this Friday, April 27, 2018 photo, a Great White Heron appears through trees on Bayou Sorrel in the Atchafalaya River Basin in La. A company building a crude oil pipeline is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge's order that had suspended construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Monday, April 30, by attorneys for Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, federal regulators and environmental groups opposed to the project. In February, a judge temporarily stopped all pipeline construction work in the Atchafalaya Basin. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp seemed to downplay concerns Monday about the project's impact on forested wetlands. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., speaks in the state Capitol in Denver. Lamborn filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in a last-ditch bid to get his name back on the GOP primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled he must be kicked off it because his campaign did not gather petitions correctly. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 30, 2018 - 12:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments in a last-ditch lawsuit by U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn to get his name on the Colorado GOP primary ballot. U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer began proceedings Monday morning in Denver. The six-term congressman from Colorado Springs has requested an...
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April 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review the settlement of a class action lawsuit involving Google, where the settlement agreement largely directed money to organizations rather than search engine users. The court agreed Monday to take the case. The lawsuit involves Google users who...
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April 30, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution. The justices on Monday said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew. The court blocked...
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Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, lawyer for the LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal, poses outside his Manhattan office, Friday April 27, 2018, in New York. Military service, bathroom use, job bias and now health care. The Trump administration is under fire for rewriting a rule barring discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Groups representing transgender people expect the Obama protections to be gutted and are preparing to take the administration to court. “The proposed rollback does fit into a pattern of transphobia and anti-LGBT sentiment in this administration,” said Gonzalez-Pagan.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 30, 2018 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity." Critics say it's another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender...
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