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Stories with subject: National courts
  • Judge orders house arrest for former Pine Lawn officer 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:52 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A former Pine Lawn police lieutenant convicted of federal charges earlier this year has been placed under house arrest after violating his bail conditions.

  • Man charged after 30 guns disappear in Gresham 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:32 pm

    GRESHAM, Oregon - Authorities say a convicted felon has been charged in federal court with unlawful possession of a firearm after 30 guns were stolen from a Gresham home. KOIN-TV ( ) reports John Jeffrey Sloan has criminal record that includes weapons convictions.

  • Correction: Underage Online Lawsuit story 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 11:45 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a story April 29 about a federal judge blocking enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the law was enacted in 2005. The law was enacted in 2015.

  • Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-30-16 8:10 am

    WASHINGTON - Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

  • Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:15 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.

  • Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • Judge orders Madison County to make $3M in bond payments 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:27 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Madison County may appeal a federal judge's order that it make $3.16 million in bond payments related to a development project.

  • Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

  • Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to reinstate Walker probe 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:01 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Prosecutors looking to revive an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a state decision halting the probe.

  • Planned Parenthood license topic of Missouri hearing 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:15 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A federal judge for now is leaving in place a preliminary injunction barring the state from revoking Planned Parenthood's license to perform abortions at a Columbia clinic.

  • The Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local):

  • Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads.

  • Judge allows suit over 2014 Super Bowl tickets to be refiled 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A lawsuit against the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl is going forward.

  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.

  • Woman raped by ex-cop awarded $300K in Lawrence settlement 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:43 am

    LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - A federal appeals court has reinstated a $300,000 settlement that a woman raped by a former Lawrence police officer reached with the city.

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.

  • South Africa: Court says charges against Zuma to be reviewed 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:54 am

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African court has ruled that a decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, adding to the leader's legal troubles.

  • Jury rules against Rio Grande Valley school board in suit 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am

    MCALLEN, Texas - A federal court jury has recommended a Rio Grande Valley school district and four of its board members pay more than $3.2 million in damages after the panel found the school board members improperly retaliated against district workers who opposed them in 2014 elections.

  • Tennessee ACLU, family sue over teen solitary confinement 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 am

    MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has joined a lawsuit against the Department of Children's Services and the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center to end the use of solitary confinement for children.

  • Detroit schools again get inspector general to combat fraud 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:51 am

    DETROIT - Detroit's financially troubled school district has brought back an inspector general to combat fraud and misconduct after a federal investigation into bribery and kickbacks ensnared a dozen principals and an administrator.

  • 3 with family ties to San Bernardino shooters arrested 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:57 am

    RIVERSIDE, California - The brother of the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack and two Russian sisters have been charged with marriage fraud in a case that was unrelated to the December shootings but came to light in the investigation that followed it.

  • Michigan law limiting talk about elections won't be enforced 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:57 pm

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The state of Michigan won't enforce a law that blocks local government officials from talking about a ballot question before an election, under a deal approved Thursday by a federal judge.

  • Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:54 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for which the Middle Eastern country has been blamed.

  • Burr already scuttling new Obama court nomination 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - President Barack Obama's latest pick Thursday to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith.

  • UNLV law professor nominated for federal judge in Nevada 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:02 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, law professor has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.