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U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Michigan
A Michigan law banned straight-party voting with critics saying it would hurt all voters.       
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Fair housing case heads to New Jersey Supreme Court
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear more arguments over affordable housing. The court on Thursday announced it is allowing the Fair Share Housing Center to challenge an appellate court ruling which told towns they did not need to meet low- and moderate-income home ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Washington D.C. Supreme court Appellate court Jury
U.S. appeals court to hear challenge to proof-of-citizenship voting requirement
WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups were set to ask a federal appeals court panel in Washington on Thursday to block Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from enforcing proof-of-citizenship requirements for people using a federal form to register to vote.
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Hudson River floating park gets OK to move forward
Barry Diller’s futuristic floating island in the Hudson got a green light from a state appeals court Thursday.
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‘Hollywood on the Hudson’ gets green light from appeals court
The controversial “Hollywood on the Hudson” park project is back on track thanks to a court ruling Thursday. A Manhattan appeals court green-lighted the $130 million project — which has been a ping-pong ball in the state legal system — by tossing out a challenge by a group of activists. The activists from the City...
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N.J. high court to hear appeal in affordable-housing dispute
New Jersey's Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear a challenge that will decide if municipalities must zone for the affordable housing units they did not zone for between 1999 and 2015.
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Court upholds California energy crisis manipulation findings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an energy commission's finding that power companies manipulated prices during California's energy crisis more than a decade ago. The ruling Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could add more than $200 million to the billions that California ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Appeal Oregon United States courts of appeals Appellate court California North America Supreme Court of the United States
LGBT rights group appeals denial of transgender name change
ATLANTA (AP) - An LGBT rights group is asking an appeals court to step in after a Georgia judge declined a legal name change for a second transgender man. Lambda Legal says it filed an appeal Thursday of a June order by Columbia County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper ...
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The Latest: Lawyer who won gun ownership case expects appeal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court ruling giving some people convicted of crimes a chance to legally own guns (all times local):
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Court: Pleas properly entered in Wisconsin fatal fire case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has rejected arguments from a man convicted of setting a fatal house fire that his statements should have been suppressed and his guilty pleas withdrawn.
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Court: Statements, plea properly entered in fatal fire case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state appeals court has rejected arguments from a man convicted of setting a fatal house fire that his statements should have been suppressed and his guilty pleas withdrawn. Armin Wand III was sentenced to life in connection with the 2012 LaFayette County fire that killed ...
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Full High Court verdict in Ahsanullah Master murder published
The High Court has published the full verdict about the murder of Gazipur's Awami League MP Ahsanullah Master.
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Alabama’s appellate courts system rigged to block minority judges - lawsuit
Alabama is going to court, over their courts. A lawsuit from the NAACP claims that Alabama’s election system for judges has blocked African-Americans from ever serving on the state's criminal and civil appellate courts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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North Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 5 The Charlotte Observer on keeping beaches public: If you were among the lucky who got to take a stroll on a North Carolina beach this summer, it probably didn't occur to you to ponder who owned the sand beneath your toes. ...
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In stinging decision for Uber drivers, appeals court says they must go to arbitration
Uber drivers who have banded together to take the ride-hailing company to court now may have to shift strategies and settle for smaller payouts than they had sought. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday that drivers who signed up with Uber in 2013 and 2014 must...
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Colorado must protect health & environment before allowing fracking, court rules
The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision on fracking, siding with a group of teenage plaintiffs who argued that the state must protect the health and environment of its citizens before allowing oil and gas drilling in the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to ‘horse and buggy’ era
Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was wrapping up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his views from the American public.Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge in Den...
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Trump's travel ban could remain blocked for weeks
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 23, 2017, 5:21 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
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Simply stated, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is steadfast and surprising
It was a horrific case. A female student had been gang-raped by football players being recruited by the University of Colorado. Now, her lawyers were trying to hold the university partly responsible, arguing it had created a hostile environment for women. A lower court had already rejected their...
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Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism.
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Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants an end to the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations and will issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal President of the United States Supreme court United States Constitution Appellate court Donald Trump
Trump administration says it will revise travel ban instead of continuing appeals
President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants an end to the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations and will issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation. Details of the new proposal were not provided in...
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Pasadena won't fight voting rights order; elections will proceed as planned
The city of Pasadena will not fight an appellate court ruling over its election system, a decision that will allow the upcoming May council elections to proceed with eight-single member district seats, according to the lead attorney for the city in the closely watched voting rights case.
13 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Appeal Appellate court Elections Supreme Court of the United States Court Election Law
LAPD detectives illegally searched home of Sandra Bullock's accused stalker, court says
Los Angeles police conducted an illegal search of the home of the man accused of stalking and breaking into Sandra Bullock’s mansion, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel unanimously ruled that detectives violated Joshua Corbett’s right to remain silent and thus did not obtain...
344 points by Los Angeles Times | Appeal Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution Academy Award for Best Actress Judge Police Lawyer Appellate court Concealed carry in the United States
Judges hear oral arguments in 'Making a Murderer' defendant's appeal
Stephen FellerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago heard oral arguments Tuesday whether Brendan Dassey's conviction and life sentence for a 2005 murder should be reinstated.
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My Turn: State is wasting money appealing ‘selfie’ case
The decision of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office to appeal the so-called “ballot selfie case” to the United States Supreme Court is a case study in bad government. The decision extends an embarrassing saga for the state of New Hampshire in the area of election law and the Constitution.It...
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Court: Questioning of Bullock's accused stalker unlawful
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An appeals court says Los Angeles police violated the rights of a man arrested inside Sandra Bullock's home when they obtained his consent to search his home and recovered illegal automatic firearms. The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that police detectives violated Joshua James ...
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'Making a Murderer' defendant Brendan Dassey given cause for hope by Chicago court
Could Brendan Dassey — the intellectually challenged defendant whose story is told in Netflix's documentary series "Making a Murderer" — be getting out of prison soon? A hearing Tuesday in front of a three-judge panel of Chicago's 7th Circuit U.S. Appeals Court may just give his lawyers hope. Dassey...
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Judges question investigators' conduct in Brendan Dassey case
Appeals panel is deciding whether Dassey's conviction in 'Making a Murderer' case should stay overturned or be reinstated.       
16092 points by USA Today | Judge Magistrate George W. Bush Barack Obama Appeal Appellate court United States Ilana Rovner
Temple student and parents she sued for tuition will be 'a happy family again,' her father says
A judge previously said he had “never seen a family torn apart the way this family is torn apart.” Caitlyn Ricci and her parents are now reconciling.
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It isn't over yet: Aviation interests seek federal court review of deal to close Santa Monica Airport
The decades-long battle over the fate of Santa Monica Municipal Airport isn’t over. A group of aviation interests on Monday asked a federal appeals court to review a recent agreement between Santa Monica and the Federal Aviation Administration to shorten the runway immediately and close the embattled...
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Judge says Trump travel ban case can proceed in lower court
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case, a federal judge in Seattle ruled Monday.
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Washington's top lawyer uses strategic streak to fight Trump
SEATTLE (AP) — The legal challenge that would launch Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson into the vanguard of resistance against President Donald Trump's travel ban was already in the works as Ferguson flew home from Florida the morning after…
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Rights group files petition to join suit against travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An immigration rights group has filed a petition to join a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota states against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Appeal United States Plaintiff Donald Trump United States Congress United States Constitution Appellate court Immigration to the United States
Appellate court overturns college tuition-payment order
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A state appellate court has ruled that a divorced couple cannot be forced to pay college tuition for their estranged daughter. Caitlyn Ricci has argued that her parents should pay portions of the costs she incurred while attending the former Gloucester County College and later at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Appeal Law Judge United States Appellate court New Jersey Family Court
Trump travel ban has already hurt industry, two studies say
President Trump’s travel ban is on hold as lawyers battle over the executive order in court, but the confusion and uncertainty sparked by the order may have already inflicted pain on the travel industry. A study of about 300 million online air travel searches found that flight searches from international...
89 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court United States Appellate court Federal government of the United States Court Barack Obama
Trump: New order will ‘make our country safe’
President Trump is mulling signing a “brand-new” executive order on immigration after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a restraining order on his travel ban that barred all entries from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspended the nation’s refugee program.
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AP Explains: Trump's options for restoring travel ban
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has promised more legal action after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States President of the United States Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Law Antonin Scalia Court Appellate court
Trump, in strategy shift, considers new executive order on travel ban
"We'll be going forward and we’ll be doing things that will continue to make this country safe. It will happen rapidly," Trump said.       
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Kilpatrick’s lawyer: Ex-mayor shouldn’t owe restitution
Harold Gurewitz calls process to justify amount owed to Detroit water department ‘too complicated and time consuming’        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Kwame Kilpatrick Supreme Court of the United States Appeal United States Appellate court Supreme court Court Detroit
Trump rips 'disgraceful' court decision in immigration ban
President indicated he will appeal adverse ruling on travel ban case.       
10567 points by USA Today | Appeal United States Appellate court Law National security Security United States Constitution Court
Most Americans agree with travel ban despite Trump’s falling approval rating, poll finds
A new poll shows that the majority of Americans still support Trump’s executive order prohibiting citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the US, despite a fall in his overall approval rating. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Challenges to Trump's travel ban abound in courts across U.S.
A U.S. appeal court’s refusal Thursday to reinstate a temporary travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries is a setback for U.S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping immigration agenda, but the government is pressing ahead on multiple legal fronts.
4 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States United States Appeal American Civil Liberties Union Washington D.C. Supreme court Appellate court
Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.
66 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal Donald Trump Supreme court Appellate court Federal government of the United States
Appeals court introduces President Trump to Mr. Checks and Mrs. Balances
In response to a federal appeals court’s decision to not reinstate a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, the president of the United States of America tweeted, in part: “SEE YOU IN COURT.” My first thought was, “That’s an odd thing to say to a panel of three judges. Where else...
744 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States United States Constitution Appeal Franklin D. Roosevelt Appellate court Supreme court
Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban
A federal appeals court won’t reinstate the president’s initiative targeting travelers from 7 Muslim-majority nations        
-2 points by The Detroit News | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal Appellate court Supreme court Court United States Constitution
Reaction to court refusing to reinstate Trump travel ban
A federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Here is some reaction to the decision:
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Appellate court President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt United States Constitution Federal government of the United States
President Trump's travel ban: 4 options for what happens next
There are several possibilities ahead for Trump's ban, all pointing to the Supreme Court         
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US court refuses to reinstate Trump's Muslim ban
In setback to US president, appeals court declines to back ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
5954 points by Al Jazeera English | President of the United States United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Supreme court Court Appellate court
Trump responds to travel ban ruling: "SEE YOU IN COURT"
A federal appeals court won’t reinstate the president’s initiative targeting travelers from 7 Muslim-majority nations        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush Appeal Democratic Party Appellate court Supreme court