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  • new storyJudge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:14 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

  • new storyDA: Authorities eyeing revenge motive in courthouse shooting story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:40 pm

    CANTON, Mississippi - William A. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets- until his mother was shot.

  • new storyThe Latest: Authorities looking at retaliation as a motive story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:30 pm

    CANTON, Mississippi - The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse (all times local):

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

  • Appeal planned in Des Moines traffic camera lawsuit case 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:32 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Seven car owners who claim Des Moines violated their constitutional rights when the city used a speed detection camera on Interstate 235 to issue traffic tickets plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit, their attorneys said Monday.

  • Whistle-blower lawsuit settled in US Navy kickbacks case 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:02 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A couple from Georgia who filed a lawsuit that blew the whistle on wrongdoing by a longtime U.S. Navy employee and Navy contractors has agreed to settle for $90,000, and a federal judge in Rhode Island has dismissed the long-running case.

  • GOP leaders reject gov's pick for Virginia Supreme Court 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:44 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Leaders of the Republican-controlled General Assembly say they are rejecting Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pick for the Virginia Supreme Court in favor of their own selection, kicking off a partisan squabble that appears to have little to do with judicial qualifications.

  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 2:07 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians.

  • Despite misconduct, prosecutors rarely face discipline 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:32 pm

    SEATTLE - A prosecutor in Clallam County who wrongfully suppressed evidence violated a death-row inmate's rights, forcing a new trial that ultimately cost taxpayers $1 million.

  • Work to begin on home rule charter for Pointe Coupee Parish 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:10 am

    NEW ROADS, Louisiana - It took more than six years, but the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has finally warmed up to the idea of giving its residents a chance to reshape the parish's governmental structure.

  • Adams County judge expresses interest in work farm 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:32 am

    NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A judge has expressed his interest in seeing Adams County develop a work farm for those who have been convicted of crimes in local courts.

  • Questions, jockeying abound amid Tenn. Supreme Court vacancy 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 11:59 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - When Gary Wade was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 2006, the self-described "mountain boy from the Smokies" planned to serve the eight-year term and retire from his distinguished judicial career.

  • Court says jury should decide age discrimination case 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 11:05 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court has reinstated a Tupelo teacher's age discrimination lawsuit against the local school district.

  • SC Ports again seek federal permit for cruise terminal 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 11:01 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Almost two years after a federal judge chastised regulators for skimping on a review of a cruise terminal, the South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking a permit for the contentious $35 million project.

  • Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:56 am

    HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case - 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.

  • SC Ports again seek federal permit for cruise terminal 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:54 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Almost two years after a federal judge called for a do-over, the South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking an Army Corps of Engineers permit for a contentious $35 million cruise passenger terminal in Charleston.

  • Man ordered detained until trial following casino drug bust 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 9:53 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota says a man who law enforcement authorities arrested following a drug bust at a casino must remain in custody until he faces trial.

  • Mentally disabled man who kills mother may get inheritance 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:25 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson County court has been ordered to determine in a hearing whether an Ocean Springs man found too mentally disabled to stand trial in the death of his mother may still collect his inheritance.

  • Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:28 pm

    HOUSTON - Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.

  • Mississippi Silicon lawsuit dismissed by federal judge 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:17 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge has ended the legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi.

  • Federal judge dismisses former chief justice's lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:22 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge has dismissed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit alleging her colleagues improperly stripped her of her title, ruling the justices were within their authority under a newly adopted constitutional amendment.

  • Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.

  • Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:59 pm

    NEW YORK - The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August.

  • Retired Chancery Judge Edward Prisock dies 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:50 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Retired Mississippi Chancery Judge Edward Prisock of Louisville has died of pancreatic and liver cancer.

  • Parents trying to keep dead daughter's farewell notes sealed 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who say the writings shed new light on allegations that campus officials failed to tell the parents the girl was being victimized.