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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay Supreme Court
Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
2019-06-21 12:47:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median of a local roadway for nearly a century, can stay right where it is, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed Law
Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed
2019-06-17 19:42:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a longstanding rule allowing both state and federal prosecutors to pursue charges against the same individual for the same crime. The 7-2 decision handed down by the justices preserves an exception to... Read More

Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District Supreme Court
Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt Supreme Court
House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt
2019-06-13 11:33:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the addition of a citizenship question to the... Read More

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case Law
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

Judge Tosses House Lawsuit Over Border Wall Spending Law
Judge Tosses House Lawsuit Over Border Wall Spending

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington on Monday threw out the House’s lawsuit against the Trump administration over funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the courts were not the place to settle this dispute over... Read More

Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic In The News
Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic
2019-05-31 19:35:22
by Dan McCue

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license of the state's only abortion clinic. The decision by St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer to issue a temporary... Read More

Special Counsel Mueller Makes First Public Statement on Russia Probe In The News
Special Counsel Mueller Makes First Public Statement on Russia Probe
2019-05-29 20:35:53
by Dan McCue

Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation Wednesday, reiterating that if his investigators "had confidence the president had not committed a crime, we would have said so," but beyond that saying very little. Mueller... Read More

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban Civil Rights
ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
2019-05-24 20:40:26
by Dan McCue

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The... Read More

Judge Rejects Trump’s Effort to Block Subpoenas for Bank Records Law
Judge Rejects Trump’s Effort to Block Subpoenas for Bank Records

NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York rejected President Donald Trump’s request to keep his banks from producing financial records to lawmakers. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, ruling from the bench on Wednesday, said that while the president,... Read More

DC Radio Station Must Register As Russian Agent, Judge Rules Media
DC Radio Station Must Register As Russian Agent, Judge Rules
2019-05-21 21:46:30
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. radio station must register as a foreign agent because of its persistent broadcasts of Russian news and information that critics describe as propaganda, a federal judge ruled last week. This week, the Justice Department hailed... Read More

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