Court decisions

July 15, 2019 - 6:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state court trial on whether legislative districts are illegal partisan gerrymanders starts just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it wasn't the purview of federal courts to decide if boundaries are politically unfair. A three-judge panel prepared for...
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July 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked"...
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Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, an Eritrean man arrested and tried as a migrant smuggler, sits behind the bars during a trial inside the Ucciardone bunker hall in the Sicilian town of Palermo, Italy, Friday, July 12, 2019. A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant’s claim of mistaken identity. (Igor Petty/ANSA via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 10:39 am
ROME (AP) — A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant's claim of mistaken identity...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo, Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, speaks as Lee Saunders, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, applauds during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Union membership among public employees has fallen only slightly in the nation’s most unionized states since the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that government workers no longer could be required to pay union fees, according to an analysis of federal data conducted for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 12, 2019 - 10:38 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts. Those steps appear to have paid off, at least...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, Spain's singer Julio Iglesias smiles during his star unveiling ceremony at the Walk of Fame in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A Spanish judge has ruled on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 that there exists sufficient evidence to determine that a 43-year-old Spanish man is the biological son of Julio Iglesias, despite the singer’s refusal to submit to genetic testing. The judge said the famous crooner’s refusal to have a DNA test, along with other evidence, is enough to rule in favor of the paternity suit brought by Javier Sanchez. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
July 10, 2019 - 12:29 pm
MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain has found there is sufficient evidence to establish that a 43-year-old man is the biological son of Julio Iglesias even though the singer refused to have a DNA test. The judge, in fact, cited Iglesias' refusal to submit to genetic testing as part of the evidence that...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A New York judge says the Justice Department can't change lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman ruled Tuesday, July 9, 2019, saying lawyers must cite satisfactory reasons for withdrawing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 10, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department can't replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census without explaining why it's doing so, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman, who earlier this year ruled against adding the citizenship...
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File-This July 8, 2019, file photo shows ,President Donald Trump speaking during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. A federal appeals court says Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday, July 9, 2019. A three-judge panel agreed with a lower court judge who said Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint. The effect of...
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President Donald Trump listens to reporter's questions as he waits for the arrival Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 09, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a federal court ruling that President Donald Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Justice Department says it is exploring possible next steps after a federal appeals court ruled President Donald Trump can't ban critics from...
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July 09, 2019 - 7:39 am
PARIS (AP) — A court has acquitted French tycoon Bernard Tapie of fraud over a 404 million-euro ($452.5 million at the current exchange rate) payment linked to the sale of sportswear company Adidas in the 1990s. Tapie, who has been battling cancer, was not present for Tuesday's verdict. He has...
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