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Stories with subject: Separation of powers
  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.

  • Judge: State should pay $137M more to local school districts 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:01 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana owes local public schools $137 million because state lawmakers didn't properly pass previous school funding formulas, a state district judge ruled Monday.

  • Legal questions swirl in case over horse-racing bill veto 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 5:56 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho officials are preparing legal defenses in the court case over legislation banning instant horse racing terminals throughout the state.

  • California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 8:18 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.