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Stories with subject: Judiciary
  • Gov. Dalrymple appoints new administrative law judge 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:05 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed Timothy Dawson as director of North Dakota's Office of Administrative Hearings.

  • Man who shot at police in 3 Washington cities gets 71 years 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:51 pm

    EVERETT, Washington - A man who shot at police in three Washington cities last year, wounding one officer, has been sentenced to 71 years in prison.

  • Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:43 pm

    HONOLULU - Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.

  • Federal judge sentences man in Jamaican lottery scam story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:30 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota sentenced a Jamaican man to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for a lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.

  • Judge weighing juvenile court for teen in mass stabbing 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:28 pm

    GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - A teen who stabbed 20 classmates and a security guard at his high school "believed he was being controlled from hell" by the two boys who perpetrated the Columbine High School massacre, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.

  • Straub to buy Revel power plant, end litigation 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:28 pm

    CAMDEN, New Jersey - Developer Glenn Straub, utilities and a bank reached a deal Tuesday that removes a major obstacle to the reopening of Atlantic City's former Revel casino.

  • Deadline set for death penalty decision in Montana killings 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:21 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Prosecutors will have until next summer to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager charged with a double slaying on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, after defense attorneys on Tuesday requested more time to argue against making it a capital case.

  • Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:02 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago.

  • Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:59 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.

  • Nevada judge won't rule on sage grouse before Christmas 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:26 pm

    RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Nevada is postponing a decision on whether to block U.S. regulations protecting the greater sage grouse, partly because she's not clear if the rules are really to blame for delays in construction of a rural water supply tank near Great Basin National Park along the border with Utah.

  • Indiana governor faces lawsuit for blocking Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:24 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A lawsuit challenging the Indiana governor's decision to stop state agencies from helping resettle Syrian refugees alleges that the action wrongly targets the refugees based on their nationality and violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

  • Bartender accused of threatening Boehner to be released story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm

    CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner will be released from custody after a federal judge said Tuesday that the man was of low risk to the community and has enough support to live a productive life.

  • Convictions upheld for man guilty of killing 5 in family 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:11 pm

    BEASON, Illinois - An appellate court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home

  • Walker appoints Crosby to Anchorage Superior Court 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:15 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker has appointed attorney Dani Crosby to fill an upcoming Anchorage Superior Court vacancy.

  • Court: Ex-porn star can't hang signs in schools 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:40 pm

    BOCA RATON, Florida - A federal appeals court has ruled against a former pornography star turned math tutor, saying he doesn't have a free speech right to hang a sign advertising his tutoring business at three Florida schools.

  • For gadfly Hooker, cancer is 'a jolt' but also opportunity 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 12:01 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The ups and downs of John Jay Hooker are the stuff of Nashville legend.

  • Court: Wisconsin man can legally possess switchblade in home 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:44 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - An Appleton man can legally possess a switchblade in his home, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision didn't address whether the state's switchblade ban is broadly unconstitutional, however.

  • Martha's Vineyard tribe to appeal federal gambling ruling 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:43 am

    AQUINNAH, Massachusetts - The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling that prohibits the Martha's Vineyard tribe from opening a bingo hall in its soon-to-be-completed community center.

  • Car crashes outside courthouse in Detroit, trapping driver 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:17 am

    DETROIT - A car has crashed outside the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, flipping onto its roof and trapping the driver inside.

  • Court: Ex-porn star can't hang signs in schools 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:51 am

    BOCA RATON, Florida - A federal appeals court has ruled against a former pornography star turned math tutor, saying he doesn't have a free speech right to hang a sign advertising his tutoring business at three Boca Raton schools.

  • Tax for Florida Parishes juvenile detention center fails 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:25 am

    COVINGTON, Louisiana - The stunning, across-the-board failure of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice District's property tax renewal on Saturday leaves the district with few options for keeping open the doors of the north shore's only juvenile detention center.

  • Federal court officials warn of jury service scam 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:00 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal court officials in the Southern District of West Virginia are warning residents about a scam involving jury service.

  • France enjoys big night at International Emmys, with 3 wins story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:19 pm

    NEW YORK - France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series. Brazil received two Emmys, with "Doce de Mae" ("Sweet Mother") chosen the best comedy.

  • NY court: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:02 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday.

  • 2 sides argue impact of redistricting lawsuit on primaries 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:53 pm

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Attorneys representing the state and registered voters argued before a three-judge panel on Monday about the impact of a lawsuit filed over North Carolina's legislative district maps on the state's 2016 primaries.