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Missouri residents sue police over use of force in Ferguson protests

16 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Six Missouri residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging excessive force and false arrests by the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments during the street protests that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed By Gov. Bobby Jindal, Taking the Fight To Obama’s Doorstep

Jindal has to be one of my favorite politicians, and in my mind bumped himself up a few notches after I read this great story.     From the Article: Jindal says the federal government is using coercive techniques to make states comply...Show More Summary

The Biggest Obstacles for All the Top Seeds at US Open 2014

The top seeds at the U.S. Open are almost always assured of a berth in Week 2 (Sorry, Agnieszka Radwanska). Some have scares, others coast, but none have an easy road to the final. Some players, like Roger Federer, have it easier than others with regards to external influence. Show More Summary

Why 'tradition' shouldn't block gay marriage

The most intriguing part of a three-judge smackdown administered to opponents of same-sex marriage Tuesday in a Chicago federal courtroom was when Judge Richard Posner mused on the value of tradition.

Federal Appeals Court Endorses a Heckler's Veto of Provocative Preaching

2 hours agoNews : Reason

Two years ago, Ruben Chavez, Arthur Fisher, and Joshua DeLosSantos, members of a Christian evangelical group known as Bible Believers, attracted a hostile crowd while preaching hellfire and damnation at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. Show More Summary

Polygamy Decriminalized in Utah as Federal Judge Strikes Down Criminal Prohibition

Strange days indeed. Judge rules banning cohabitation violated religious freedom of the Browns Kody Brown and his four wives appear in the TLC reality show 'Sister Wives' Kody Brown, who stars in the TLC reality show with his four wives,...

Environmentalists ready to sue over Miami port's deep dredge

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Army Corps of Engineers after researchers found dredging to deepen the port of Miami is burying coral and could destroy the surrounding marine ecosystem for years to come. "All we're asking for is that they follow state and federal law...Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal’s Desperate Move

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Department of Education and Arne Duncan in federal court Wednesday, claiming they have illegally coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards, which violates the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution as well as federal education law.

Owner of Lagoon-Plunging Bugatti Veyron Admits to Fraud, Faces 20 Years in Jail

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Remember the Bugatti Veyron that veered into a lake from a seemingly straight road? Yeah, well the driver recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire mail fraud in connection with the crash. Andy House, 39, of Lufkin, Texas reportedly bought the 2006 Bugatti Veyron for $1 million then promptly had it insured for $2.2 million. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Judge Tosses 'Cover Up' Lawsuit In Koschman Case

A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman, mother of David Koschman, accusing Chicago Police and Cook County State's attorneys of covering up the details of her son's 2004 death. [ more › ]

Australian Federal Police Redaction Failures Expose Targets, Officers And Investigations

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies are pushing for access to more personal data and other records with a minimum of court oversight. The most recent development tells us they should be trusted as much with this additional info as the guy standing in front of an empty barn asking for more horses. Show More Summary

Here's a Tennis Star Worthy of Your U.S. Open Lust

4 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

With Roger Federer rumored to be on his farewell tour, the department of Hot Brooding Tennis Swagger is primed for some fresh meat. We're hereby nominating Latvian rising star Ernests Gulbis. (Yes, Ernest plural.) Behold his mop of boyish curls, his olive skin, his well-defined biceps. The soon-to-be-26-year-old — wish... More »

Mortgages: HUD Reverse Mortgages for Co-ops Unlikely

A long-awaited regulatory change that would open up the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to co-ops is not yet happening.

Judge Tosses Part of Utah Polygamy Ban

A federal judge declared a portion of Utah's polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law "or cohabits with another...Show More Summary

Texas Cyclospora Cases Linked to Mexican Cilantro

At least 126 Cyclospora-related illnesses in Texas reported this year have now been traced back to fresh cilantro imported from Mexico, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. State and federal health officials revealed the source of the outbreak at the same time they announced that the outbreak was considered over. The case... Continue Reading

$100 traffic citation removed to US District Court

Washington, DC. Federal employee gets into a minor fender-bender, gets a $100 traffic ticket. Alleging he was on duty at the time, the Dept of Justice appears on his behalf and gets the traffic ticket removed to U.S. District Court....

Appeals court revives suit against Anaheim police in fatal shooting

A lawsuit filed by the family of a man Anaheim police shot and killed during a traffic stop should proceed to trial, a federal appeals court decided Thursday.

Cyber attacks on US businesses, banks mounting

Investigators were digging Thursday to find who initiated and what was taken in an apparent intense hacker effort this month to penetrate the systems of US banks including JPMorgan Chase. The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged...Show More Summary

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Precious Memories, Part IV [Final]. I never expected to miss the Southland. Going north to Harvard and then west to law school, I returned South only once to law clerk for a federal judge in Mobile, Alabama. Then, it was directly back north to Manhattan. As relayed in Part I of this series, the South has been increasingly on my mind and in my heart. Show More Summary

Feds to Advertise Settlement Allowing Deported Illegals to Return

As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language media outlets. Show More Summary

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