Court decisions

January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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This photo released by John Shallman, shows boxes of petitions with signatures that call for the recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, a California judge who came under fire for his handling of a sexual assault case involving Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Stanford University law professor Michele Dauber said the campaign to remove submitted nearly 100,000 signatures on Thursday to get the recall on the June 2018 ballot. (John Shallman via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Voters on Thursday were a big step closer to getting an opportunity to decide whether to oust a California judge who was severely criticized for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer. The campaign to remove Santa Clara County Judge...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:03 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Luxembourg court has overturned a verdict against a former accounting firm employee who leaked thousands of secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart tax deals the government granted to big foreign companies. The Court of Cassation ruled Thursday that Antione...
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CORRECTS DATE IN THIRD SENTENCE, FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, people walk past an illuminated logo for Huawei at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. A Chinese court notice says homegrown tech giant Huawei has won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung. The notice released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 said the court ruled in the Chinese company’s favor over two patents involving fourth generation phone technology.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 11, 2018 - 6:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court. The court ruled in the Chinese company's favor over two patents involving fourth generation phone technology,...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans. The court cast...
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In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2018 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at the federal court that temporarily blocked his administration from ending a program protecting nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. His twitter attack came as lawmakers planned talks on extending those protections...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending DACA while their lawsuits play out in court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 10, 2018 - 9:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from...
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January 10, 2018 - 12:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a judge's decision temporarily blocking the Trump administration's plans to end a program protecting young immigrants (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The U.S. Department of Justice says a judge's ruling against the Trump administration involving a program that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lorenzen Wright poses at the team's NBA basketball media day in Independence, Ohio. The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, agreed to go back to Tennessee to face first-degree murder charges.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file)
January 08, 2018 - 3:05 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday and agreed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal limbo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 05, 2018 - 8:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal limbo. Sessions posed detailed questions challenging the...
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