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High Court Shakes Its Pom-Poms for Uniform Makers

Adding a new kind of chevron to its precedent, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that cheerleading-uniform zig-zag designs enjoy protection under copyright law.

Senate Dems Skewer Judge Gorsuch on Allegiances

Emotional exchanges on abortion, equal-protection rights and executive authority dominated Wednesday as the Senate concludes its lengthy confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Witness's Credibility Under Siege at Hernandez Trial

An ex-friend of the imprisoned athlete Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday that his loyalty to the former football player went out the window when Hernandez shot him in the face.

Spying Claim by Intel Chair Renews Fight Over Probe

Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday.

Workers Prevail in High Court Bankruptcy Fight

Handing a New Jersey company’s truck drivers a victory, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Wednesday that bankruptcy courts can’t allow select creditors to jump the repayment line and leave others empty-handed.

Justices Bolster Rights of Learning-Disabled Students

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of learning-disabled students by requiring public school districts to ensure their special education programs offer these children more than the bare minimum of instruction.

Justices Affirm Pretrial Fourth Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an Illinois man can sue for malicious prosecution over his pretrial detention after he was jailed for 48 days because police falsified his drug-test results.

Disney Ducks Shareholder's Suit Over Wage-Fixing

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed a shareholder derivative suit against Disney’s 11-person board of directors for lack of evidence they knew about a wage-fixing agreement between animation studios.

Judge Blocks Marketing of Gender Prediction Test

A California state judge ordered a Texas-based company to stop marketing its dangerous, exploding gender-prediction tests as safe, “based off science” or made in an FDA-certified facility.

Anonymous Local Hero’s Name Revealed — by His Death

Fighting Wildfire

Whenever a late-night car accident, fire or natural disaster hit San Luis Obispo County, residents turned to the well-known, but anonymous SLOStringer’s Facebook page for details. On Tuesday, they learned his name — because he died in a crash as he headed to cover a fire just before 4 a.m.

Needle-Phobic Pharmacist Loses $1.8 M on Appeal

Reversing and remanding a $1.8 million jury verdict, the Second Circuit found Tuesday that Rite Aid was justified in firing a needle-phobic pharmacist who refused to administer immunizations.

'Game of War' Creator Ducks Gambling Claim

A woman who spent real money on virtual gold that she gambled away in the hopes of purely virtual prizes suffered a new defeat, this time in the Fourth Circuit.

Hendrix’s Estate Sues Jimi’s Brother Over Trademarks

Jimi Hendrix’s estate claims in a federal complaint that five companies affiliated with his brother are selling unauthorized food, alcohol and marijuana products that violate copyrights and trademarks.

Chipotle Defends Itself Against Chef’s Appeal

A chef’s attorney appeared to struggle a bit Tuesday as he tried to tell the New York Court of Appeals how much money his client lost from what he called fraudulent inducement from burrito chain Chipotle.

Philadelphia DA Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery, Fraud

The district attorney of Philadelphia pleaded not guilty before a federal judge Wednesday to charges that he performed official acts in exchange for bribes and defrauded a nursing home.

Digital Streaming Companies Win Patent Dispute

A federal judge dismissed five patent infringement lawsuits over the licensing of digital media content on streaming platforms like Amazon and Netflix, finding the patent holder did not prove an inventive concept.

Hawaii Moves to Extend Block of Trump's Travel Ban

The federal judge in Hawaii who last week temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has scheduled a March 29 hearing to decide the Aloha State’s request to turn the block into a preliminary injunction.

EU Says No to Citizens'
'Stop Brexit' Initiative

The European Commission on Wednesday declined to advance a citizens’ initiative to stop Britain’s break from the EU from happening, while greenlighting two other initiatives aimed at protecting the rights of people affected by Brexit.

Four Dead, 40 Gravely Injured After London Attack

Four people have died and 40 people suffered injuries Wednesday, after a lone attacker struck them with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, near the British Parliament building, and then commenced to stab onlookers and at least one police officer.

Planned Parenthood Fights Kansas at 10th Circuit

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri faced the 10th Circuit for the second time Tuesday, asking the panel to affirm a ruling that Kansas cannot deny federal Medicaid funding to its two clinics in Kansas.

Wrongful Death Claims Filed Over Orlando Massacre

Victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando filed a lawsuit in Florida federal court, claiming  the shooter’s wife and his employer stood by idly as he showed ever more alarming signs that he was planning a terrorist attack.

Prosecutor Settles Claims
in Police-Killing Case

Civil claims against a Bay Area prosecutor accused of conspiring to “execute” a 21-year-old man and cover up his murder were settled by the victim’s parents.

Judge Adds Misdemeanors for Bundy Followers

Prosecutors scored another win Tuesday against four Ammon Bundy followers that evaded them in the first trial against the leaders of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

New Idea Shakes Up Dinosaur Family Tree

Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.