- High court turns away appeal from former Walker aide Updated: Oct-05-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who was convicted of campaigning on taxpayers' time.
- Feds appeal ruling clearing sheriff in civil rights lawsuit Updated: Oct-02-15 2:52 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a judge's ruling clearing a North Carolina sheriff of allegations he ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents for enforcement, violating their civil rights.
- Judge: Child foster care lawsuit can move forward Updated: Sep-30-15 10:24 pm
PHOENIX - A federal judge has rejected a bid to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the state of Arizona violated the civil rights of nearly 17,000 foster children.
- Voters challenge Kansas citizenship rule, voter rolls change Updated: Sep-30-15 8:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two young northeast Kansas residents filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to prevent the state from requiring them to document their U.S. citizenship and to keep election officials from removing their names and thousands of others from registration rolls.
- Trial set for ex-W.Va. athlete accused of hitting gay couple Updated: Sep-30-15 9:58 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - A former Marshall University running back will face trial on Jan. 26 on charges of hitting a gay couple.
- Court upholds order barring harassment of clinic volunteer Updated: Sep-29-15 11:44 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Milwaukee judge properly issued a restraining order against an activist accused of harassing an abortion clinic volunteer, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Court says Kansas can't expel student over off-campus tweets Updated: Sep-25-15 5:09 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas must reinstate a student it expelled for sending offensive tweets about a former girlfriend while he was not on campus, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
- Woman, son sue southeast Missouri town, claiming harassment Updated: Sep-25-15 3:50 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A southeast Missouri woman and her son are suing their hometown, the mayor and police, accusing them in federal court of harassment and violating their civil rights.
- Judge denies Peabody Energy's request to strike protest song Updated: Sep-22-15 7:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal judge in Wyoming says it's tough luck that the world's largest private coal company doesn't dig a 1970s-era protest song.
- The Latest: Kane to keep working after license suspension Updated: Sep-21-15 3:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest on the Pennsylvania high court's order to temporarily suspend the law license of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):
- Cranston police major settles lawsuit with city for $300,000 Updated: Sep-18-15 6:21 am
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - The city of Cranston has reached a $300,000 settlement with a police major who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit saying he was the target of a vendetta and harassment campaign by the former police chief.
- Suit: 'Debtors' prison' policy victimizes New Orleans' poor Updated: Sep-17-15 6:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people have been locked up because they failed to pay court fees, leading to an unconstitutional 'debtor's prison' in the city, a lawsuit filed Thursday said.
- Judges issue contempt orders, fines in competency cases Updated: Sep-17-15 3:33 pm
SEATTLE - Judges across the state of Washington have continued to issue contempt orders and fines against an agency and two psychiatric hospitals for failing to provide timely competency services, despite a federal judge's ruling saying the state is violating the constitutional rights of some of its most vulnerable citizens.
- University students can proceed with excessive force lawsuit Updated: Sep-17-15 12:47 pm
SALISBURY, Maryland - A judge has allowed four Salisbury University students to proceed with their civil-rights lawsuit against the city.
- Settlement in civil rights suit over Texas police shooting Updated: Sep-16-15 1:08 pm
HOUSTON - The family of a former major league baseball player whose son mistakenly was shot by a police sergeant outside their Houston-area home has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bellaire and the officer.
- Federal judge rules in favor of police officer in gun suit Updated: Sep-15-15 6:47 am
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - A federal judge has ruled that a western Pennsylvania police officer didn't violate a motorist's civil rights by temporarily confiscating her loaded firearm during a traffic stop.
- Prosecutors planning retrial of officer in civil rights case Updated: Sep-11-15 8:08 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Federal prosecutors said they plan to retry the Alabama police officer charged with violating an Indian man's civil rights after a jury deadlocked and a mistrial was declared in the case Friday.
- The Latest: Prosecutors plan retrial in civil rights case Updated: Sep-11-15 6:51 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The latest in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused of violating the civil rights of an Indian man in February. All times are local.
- Ex-cop pleads guilty to violating Missouri teen's rights Updated: Sep-11-15 5:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former Missouri police officer on Friday admitted violating the constitutional rights of a suburban Kansas City teenager last year in a confrontation that nearly cost the 17-year-old his life.
- ACLU sues after animal activists charged in Lagoon protest Updated: Sep-08-15 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah has filed a civil rights lawsuit after charges were filed against two animal rights activists protesting outside of Lagoon amusement park.