Prosecutors in the second Oregon refuge standoff trial can’t force a reporter to testify because cross-examination by defense attorneys could expose him to questions about his bias designed to impeach his testimony, a federal judge ruled Friday.
By KAYLA GOGGIN
(CN) – Democrats meeting in Atlanta to elect their new party chair voted down a measure on Saturday that would have reinstituted a ban on corporate lobbyists donating to the Democratic National Committee.
Surviving family members of a 2015 shooting rampage outside Fort Hood say the Army failed to protect a battered spouse and her neighbors from her abusive husband, who should not have been able to obtain the gun he used in the murders.
By LORRAINE BAILEY
The Seventh Circuit lent a sympathetic ear Friday to the Libertarian Party’s challenge to an Illinois requirement that third parties run a full slate of candidates to get on the ballot.
By SEAN DUFFY
Oil and gas spills related to fracking have occurred far more often than previously reported, and the quagmire of reporting rules state-by-state may be to blame for the discrepancy between reports and reality.
By DIONNE CORDELL-WHITNEY
The American Civil Liberties Union claims in a federal lawsuit that Milwaukee residents have been subjected to abusive police stop-and-frisk tactics motivated by race and ethnicity.
Calling for immediate repairs to California’s neglected dam and flood-prevention systems, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday said it’s time for lawmakers to “belly up to the bar” and spend billions on infrastructure projects.
By MATT REYNOLDS
Landlords sued Los Angeles in a federal class action this week, claiming a rental ordinance gives city officials and employees law enforcement-like powers that violate protections against unlawful searches and seizures.
By VICTORIA PRIESKOP
Twelve private colleges of acupuncture and oriental medicine sued Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this week, challenging a Department of Education “gainful employment” regulation that labels them as failing to prepare students for work.
By TIM RYAN
With dust beginning to settle on its records request concerning President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, a transparency watchdog pushed a federal judge Friday to light a fire under the Justice Department.
By EMMA GANNON
Fort Collins, Colorado, cannot ban women from exposing their breasts in public, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
By ERIK DE LA GARZA
Amazon is challenging a request from Arkansas prosecutors who want audio evidence from a murder defendant’s Echo, saying information stored on the smart speaker is protected by the First Amendment and customer privacy rights.
By KELSEY JUKAM
Adorned with glitter, spandex and drag, nearly 100 people flocked to the Texas governor’s mansion Thursday night for a dance-party protest against legislation that targets the LGBT community.
By MATTHEW RENDA
The Justice Department on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to put all proceedings on hold while the Trump administration prepares a new travel ban, a request the states fighting the ban promptly opposed.
By LANA MORELLI
The judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s indecent sexual assault trial agreed Friday to let one of the comedian’s other accusers testify as to “prior bad acts.”
By MATTHEW RENDA
The chief of the Santa Cruz, California, police department on Thursday denounced what he said was the Department of Homeland Security using a criminal roundup of dangerous gang members as cover for a widespread immigration raid.
By ROBERT KAHN
Among the idiotic policies proposed by our president is that every time a new federal regulation is adopted, two must be identified for elimination. What about a rule that could prevent an Ebola epidemic? Should two medical rules be abolished? Or would killing a rule on ground beef and one on school lunches be sufficient? And what sense would it make either way?
By ADAM KLASFELD
Despite his consistently bizarre and obscene outbursts, an accused al-Qaida operative is mentally competent enough to stand trial for attacks that killed two U.S. service members in Afghanistan in 2002, a federal judge ruled Friday.
By MIKE HEUER
Ms. World 2016 says she has no political leanings, but a Facebook page uses her as the face of a “fake news” conservative website, Laura Hunter claims in court.
By LORRAINE BAILEY
At oral arguments Friday, a Seventh Circuit panel was harshly critical of a federal judge’s finding that Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black voters.