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  • new storyJudge delays lawsuit over boy's fatal shooting by police 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:32 am

    CLEVELAND - A federal judge has delayed part of a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by police, citing concern for the officers' rights against self-incrimination.

  • Suit: Long Island traffic agency illegally jails motorists 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:35 am

    RIVERHEAD, New York - A federal lawsuit says a Long Island traffic and parking agency is illegally jailing motorists and punishing those who seek sworn depositions by refusing to grant them plea deals.

  • Judge's retirement creates vacancy on Court of Appeals 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:13 am

    PHOENIX - State court officials are accepting applications for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals division that serves southern Arizona.

  • California school district sued over graduation dress code 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:05 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - Attorneys for a Native American student who sued his California school district over its refusal to let him wear an eagle feather during his high school graduation ceremony, will ask a judge to order the school to allow him to wear the feather.

  • GOP Sen. Newton running for N. Carolina attorney general 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 10:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Republican state Sen. Buck Newton announced his 2016 bid for attorney general on Monday, portraying himself as one who would confront what many conservatives consider federal overreach while focusing on basics as the state's top lawyer and law enforcement officer.

  • Kansas lawmakers approve $131M budget for state court system 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 9:46 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators on Monday approved a budget for the state court system to head off the possibility that judicial offices would be forced to close next week.

  • Actions of resigning Ala. judge might be impeachable story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:46 pm

    ATLANTA - A federal judicial conference is reviewing the actions of an Alabama judge who announced his resignation last week, months after he was arrested on a spousal abuse charge.

  • Hastert to appear before judge who donated to campaign story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:12 pm

    CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is set to make his first court appearance in his hush-money case on Thursday, when he is expected to enter a plea before a federal judge who previously donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaign.

  • Judge delays case of Ohio man charged in Capitol terror plot 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:35 pm

    CINCINNATI - A federal judge on Monday again delayed court proceedings for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of Islamic State extremists.

  • Judge tosses 1 of 2 charges against ex-BP exec on trial 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:32 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge on Monday tossed out one of two pending charges against a former BP executive the federal government accuses of trying to hide the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts.

  • Rowan County commissioners vote to appeal ruling on prayer 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:22 pm

    SALISBURY, North Carolina - Rowan County commissioners are going to appeal a federal judge's ruling which said they must stop opening their meetings with prayers that almost always refer to Christianity.

  • US judge dismisses World Cup case against Malaysian gambler 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:08 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A federal judge in Nevada dismissed a criminal case Monday against a wealthy Malaysian gambler who was arrested last year after FBI agents impersonated Internet repair technicians to get a peek at what he was doing in suites at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

  • Judge bars Texas telemedicine rules from taking effect 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:58 pm

    DALLAS - A federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were "suspect" and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held in lower court.

  • Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.

  • Monroe County wants to bring trained dogs to court 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:36 pm

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Efforts are underway in Monroe County to bring trained dogs to the courthouse in Bloomington.

  • Retired Colombian general on trial in murder of politician 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Supreme Court began hearing arguments Monday in the trial of a retired army general accused of taking part in the 1989 assassination of a top presidential contender.

  • New Jersey trial on gay conversion therapy set to begin 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:34 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Jurors are expected to hear testimony this week in a lawsuit that claims a nonprofit violated state consumer fraud laws when it offered treatment it said would turn gays into heterosexuals by, among other methods, having them spend more time naked with their fathers.

  • High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

  • Proposed rule bans T-shirts, gum-chewing in courtrooms 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:18 pm

    EVANSVILLE, Indiana - A new rule being considered by judges in a southwestern Indiana county would prohibit lawyers, litigants and spectators from wearing T-shirts or shorts or chewing gum in courtrooms.

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting loses appeal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:12 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist convicted of offering to help develop nuclear weapons for Venezuela cannot appeal his five-year sentence because he gave up that right, a federal court said.

  • Trial begins in fight over control of oldest US synagogue story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:04 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue went to trial Monday, with the congregation that worships there arguing its very existence is at stake and the other arguing the congregation has lost its way and has gone "beyond the pale."

  • Feds say Colorado oilman hasn't responded to penalty 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 3:45 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas production, hasn't responded to a civil penalty from a federal agency alleging that he failed to report production on his own leases.

  • Court: Companies must keep video of workplace accidents 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:04 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Companies must preserve video recorded at the time of a workplace accident, even if company officials previously concluded the footage is not relevant, the Montana Supreme Court said in a ruling granting a railroad machinist a new trial.

  • Missouri police stopped blacks more than whites in 2014 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 1:35 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The disparity in the rate at which Missouri authorities pulled over black drivers compared with whites last year surged to its highest level since the state began compiling data 15 years ago, the state's top law enforcer said Monday.