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Detroit principal: ‘I don’t deserve this’
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
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Bel Air man indicted in $50 million telemarketing swindle
A Harford County man is one of two people facing federal mail fraud charges for allegedly masterminding a direct marketing swindle involving the sale of light bulbs and cleaning products to businesses and nonprofits that prosecutors say netted co-conspirators more than $50 million. An indictment...
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Detroit principal: I buried kids with my cash, ‘I don’t deserve this’
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
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DPS principal: I buried kids with my cash, 'I don’t deserve this'
The principal whose Detroit school won $500K on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is prison bound, and he's crying foul: 'I don't deserve this.'        
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DPS principal whose school won $500K gets 1 year
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
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Principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
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DPS principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year in prison
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
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Principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year in prison
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time because his elderly mother needs him.        
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Federal judge erred in last-minute order to keep Cincinnati polling places open in March primary, appeals court says
An appeals court on Tuesday said a Cincinnati federal judge overstepped her bounds when she ordered polling places in southwest Ohio to remain open for an hour so that people stuck in traffic could vote in the March 15 primary. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- An appeals court on Tuesday said a Cincinnati federal judge overstepped her bounds when she ordered polling places in southwest Ohio to remain open for an hour so that people stuck in traffic could vote in the March 15 primary. The Republican-leaning panel of judges from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott's last-minute order to the Ohio secretary of state's office was an error, as it was based on anonymous phone calls to the clerk of court's office. The appeals court's decision does not change anything about the results of the primary election. Rather, the court said it made its ruling in case similar problems arise in future elections. (You can read the full order here or at the bottom of this story.) The traffic problems on Interstate 275 were caused by a car plunging from the Combs-Hehl Bridge into the Ohio River at 4:30 p.m. Dlott was at a law school dinner when the clerk's office called her at about 7 p.m., 30 minutes before the polls closed, to tell her motorists were stranded and couldn't get to the polls, the opinion says. The judge issued an oral order requiring more than 1,100 polling places in Hamilton, Butler, Clermot and Warren counties remain open. The clerk of court's office called Matthew Damschroder, the secretary of state's Office employee in charge of elections, at 7:28 p.m. He finished listening to the voicemail at 7:31 p.m., a minute after the polls had closed, the opinion says. Election workers scrambled to reopen the polling places. Some were successful and others were not, according to the opinion. Secretary of State Jon Husted appealed Dlott's order. The court, in a 2-1 decision with a partial dissent by Chief Judge Guy Cole, said Dlott should not have ruled because the case, while not necessarily a lawsuit, did not have a named plaintiff that could show how he or she was disenfranchised by not keeping the polling places open later. "The district court judge, we realize, was in a difficult spot. She was out of the office. It was late. She had little time to act. All of this presumably led her to err on the side of protecting people's right to vote," wrote Sutton who was appointed to the appeals court by President George W. Bush. "But none of this explains why the clerk's office or the court couldn't answer the phone call with the most natural of questions: 'Who is it?'" The appeals court said it made its ruling, in part, to ensure a protocol is in place should any last-minute polling issues arise in the future. "... If one looks at the problem as being about anonymous phone calls claiming that traffic accidents or weather-related problems are preventing voters from getting to the polls, it's easy to see the problem arising again," Sutton wrote. Joshua Eck, a spokesman for Husted, praised the ruling and said Husted sought the court's review in case such a situation arose again. He said it was difficult to re-open more than 1,100 voting precincts in the four affected counties. In a news release, Husted said that "anonymous tips at the eleventh hour should not be an acceptable standard for making last-minute changes to how we exercise our right to vote." Dlott, appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton, declined to comment through an office aide. Gov. John Kasich in June vetoed a bill that would have required voters seeking an extension for voting hours in county courts to post bond equal to the estimated cost of keeping polling places open. Read more: Voting bill vetoed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich // DV.load("https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3098804-16a0219p-06.js", { width: 600, height: 800, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-3098804-16a0219p-06" }); // ]]>
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Judge blasts DPS scammers, then cuts them break
Norman Shy and school administrator Clara Flowers stole the most and schemed the longest in a broader kickback scheme.        
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4 more principals facing judge today
Today, four more Detroit principals face sentencing for stealing. Will they get breaks, like the others?        
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Potential jurors anonymous, still in court with alleged Hobos
A handful of retirees, a bartender, a college student and a longtime puppeteer were among the first 16 potential jurors questioned by a federal judge.
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Judge blasts Detroit school scammers, then cuts them break on prison time
Norman Shy and Clara Flowers took the most kickbacks, but got less than 5 years in prison.       
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Trump has authority to issue revised travel ban, Virginia judge rules
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled in support of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban for people from six Muslim-majority countries. The ruling comes a week after two federal courts decided against the ban. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies
Richard E. Lee, a retired Baltimore attorney and jazz fan, died of Alzheimer's disease last Saturday at Arden Courts in Pikesville. He was 62.The son of Robert Lexwood Lee, a boxer and machinist, and Bernice Mack Lee, a homemaker, Richard Edward Lee was born and raised in Towson.After graduating...
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Convicted 'Dance Moms' star allowed to travel overseas
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller, a convicted felon, has been allowed to travel to England today on business over the objections of federal prosecutors. 
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Twitter continues court fight for right to disclose government surveillance requests
Twitter attorneys told a federal judge that the US government restricted its First Amendment rights by barring the social media giant from publishing a transparency report on surveillance requests of its users. Twitter sued the US over the matter in 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cigna sues Anthem for $14.8B in attempt to end merger plans
Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Health insurer Cigna announced it is suing competitor Anthem Inc. for $14.8 billion after a federal judge a merger of the two companies.
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‘White Boy Rick’ regrets being ‘blinded by the money’
Rick Wershe was sentenced at age 17 to a life sentence without parole in 1988 for drug possession        
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Police: Chicago man had relationship with 13-year-old girl
A Chicago man was arrested after police found him in a car with a 13-year-old girl early Saturday in northwest suburban Barrington.
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Trump immigration order blocked by U.S. judge in Virginia
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s order barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from the U.S. for 90 days suffered another blow after a Virginia judge ruled it likely violates the rights of state residents.
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Rights groups 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. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the petition Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The ...
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Stories from the bench: Life plays out in District Court
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ask any district judge to describe his weirdest case to date and he'll stare at the air awhile, considering the treasures to choose from. Magisterial District Judge Richard King, whose court is in Carrick, has worn the robe for 24 years. He chose this one: "A guy ...
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Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges
SEATTLE (AP) — When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump's travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among jurists across the country, and experts are worried that the president's own attacks on the…
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Trump to sign ‘brand new’ executive order, not appeal to SCOTUS
Rather than appeal to the US Supreme Court, the Trump administration is expected to draw up another executive order restricting immigration in the name of national security as early as next week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Government lawyer faces skeptical questions at appeals court hearing on Trump immigration order
The Justice Department is trying to convince a three-judge panel to reinstate the travel ban, while Washington state’s solicitor general is arguing it should remain frozen.
5737 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States George W. Bush United States Supreme Court of the United States Democratic Party Appeal Barack Obama United States district court
Houston law schools headed to mediation in bitter naming dispute
Two feuding Houston law schools are officially headed to federal mediation in hopes of resolving a bitter trademark dispute that has dragged on for months over the new name of a 93-year-old law school.
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Homeland chief: I should have delayed rollout
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday that "thousands" of fighters from Syria could possibly make it to the US, though he added it wouldn't be easy, as he defended the administration's controversial travel ban executive order in front of Congress.
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Here are the most important lawsuits against Trump's travel ban
9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over restoring Trump's travel ban case Feb. 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m. What to expect today in the legal fight over President Trump's order to block all refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries: There has been...
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Read the Trump administration's appeal, asking that its suspended program be reinstated
9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over restoring Trump's travel ban case Feb. 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m. What to expect today in the legal fight over President Trump's order to block all refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries: There has been...
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Appeals court sets Tuesday hearing to rule on Trump's travel ban
Opponents say restoring the ban would strand students, split families and 'unleash chaos.'         
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Trump's immigration ban: A clash of legal theories
The legal battle may take time, but the arguments are becoming crystallized.       
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What you need to know about the fight against Trump's travel ban
Since President Trump signed a sweeping executive order that temporarily banned entry for refugees, as well as other immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries, dozens of lawsuits were filed against him amid widespread confusion over the new immigration rules. Late Saturday, the 9th U.S. Circuit...
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Chicago man charged with trying to rob Evanston bank
A Chicago man has been charged with trying to rob a Chase Bank branch Saturday afternoon in north suburban Evanston.
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States urge appeals court to leave judge's order in place blocking Trump's immigration order
Ninth Circuit turns down Trump's request to immediately reinstate his travel ban Feb. 6, 2017, 2:42 a.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: California appeals court rejects Trump's request to put travel ban back in effect Protests against Trump's executive...
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U.S. wrestlers can compete in World Cup after host Iran relents
As the U.S. courts try to sort out President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, Iran has switched course and decided to allow American wrestlers to compete in a high-profile international tournament this month. The World Cup takes place Feb. 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran, and Friday the country...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | United States President of the United States Appeal Pakistan U.S. state United States district court Olympic Games Franklin D. Roosevelt
Trump administration argues that court ruling on immigration ban 'second guesses' President's national security judgment
State Department reverses visa cancellations after judge blocks part of Trump's executive order Feb. 4, 2017, 11:02 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Treasury Department sanctions 13 people and 12 companies in Iran Nearly 60,000 visas have been...
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Federal judge blocks Trump's travel order; DOJ to file for emergency stay
Doug G. WareFeb. 4 (UPI) -- Two federal judges issued separate and equally different rulings late Friday -- one in support of, and one against President Trump's controversial travel order.
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Federal judge in Seattle blocks Trump's travel order nationwide
Doug G. WareFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Two federal judges issued separate and equally different rulings late Friday -- one in support of, and one against President Trump's controversial travel order.
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Trump's immigration order temporarily halted nationwide
A federal judge has issued a nationwide, temporary restraining order against enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reports: Federal judge in Seattle blocks Trump's travel ban
U.S. District Judge James Robart of Seattle issued a nationwide restraining order blocking the travel ban.       
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Report: Federal judge in Seattle blocks Trump's travel ban
U.S. District Judge James Robart of Seattle on Friday issued a nationwide restraining order blocking the travel ban put in place by Presiden...       
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Judge in Boston declines to renew restraining order
In the first court victory for the Trump administration, a federal judge in Boston declined Friday to renew a temporary restraining order that prohibited the detention or removal of all individuals legally authorized to come to the US.
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Baltimore County must pay former worker $780,000 for violating disability law, jury decides
Baltimore County must pay more than $780,000 to a former longtime county sanitarian who said she was forced into retirement when supervisors refused to accommodate her disability, a federal jury decided. Dianne Van Rossum sued the county for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities...
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Judge orders discovery, depositions to move forward in Mosby malicious prosecution lawsuit
A federal magistrate judge has ordered that discovery and depositions proceed in the malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by five of the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case against State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Judge J. Mark Coulson wrote in an order Friday that Mosby plans to ask that...
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Attorney: 100K visas revoked since Trump travel ban took effect
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema has indicated a willingness to consider cases involving anyone who had been issued a visa and had it revoked.
215 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Law President of the United States Injunction Federal government of the United States United States district court Civil liberties Leonie Brinkema Human rights
Lawsuit: Disabled protesters were barred from Capitol lawn event
Blind activist Joe Harcz and other protesters say their rights were violated when they were kept away from Capitol event        
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Fla. airport shooting suspect refusing to take medication
Esteban Santiago is accused of killing five and injuring six others in the Jan. 6 shooting.       
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Judge holds President Donald Trump's feet to fire on travel ban tweak
The fate of their co-plaintiffs and others who have been denied entry into the U.S. remains uncertain.        
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Farnese acquitted in federal fraud trial

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