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  • Appellate court rules against mine company’s Arizona project

    Appellate court rules against mine company’s Arizona project

    National News 05/11/2022

    A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a judge’s ruling overturning a federal agency’s approval of Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s plan for a new open-pit copper mine in southeastern Arizona.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap...

  • CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

    CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

    National News 05/03/2022

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.Americans age 2 and older should...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    National News 04/17/2022

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday adopted Republican-drawn maps for the state Legislature, handing the GOP a victory just weeks after initially approving maps drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.The court reversed itself after the U.S. Supreme Co...

  • Court: DWI fatality sentence needs more definition

    Court: DWI fatality sentence needs more definition

    National News 04/12/2022

    A Louisiana appellate court has ordered a state judge to add details to the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a jogger while driving drunk in October 2020.A three-judge panel of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in the case of Georg...

  • Kansas AG asking judge to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

    Kansas AG asking judge to dismiss redistricting lawsuits

    National News 03/09/2022

    Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking a Wyandotte County judge to dismiss two lawsuits filed over new Kansas congressional district lines enacted by Republican lawmakers. Schmidt’s request Monday came three days after the Kansas Supreme Cour...

  • Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    National News 01/26/2022

    An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection ...

  • Some Michigan counties pause jury trials amid COVID surge

    Some Michigan counties pause jury trials amid COVID surge

    National News 01/18/2022

    Jury trials have been paused in some western Michigan counties due to a surge in coronavirus cases, court officials said Monday. Chief Judge Mark Trusock said all jury trials in Kent County 17th Circuit Court, based in Grand Rapids, were on hold unti...

  • Appeals court: Illinois counties must end ICE contracts

    Appeals court: Illinois counties must end ICE contracts

    National News 01/14/2022

    A federal appeals court has ruled two counties that hold immigrant detainees at local jails must terminate contracts with federal authorities starting Thursday. Leaders in Kankakee and McHenry counties sued over an Illinois law aimed at ending immigr...

  • Partisan letters cost long-serving Alaska magistrate his job

    Partisan letters cost long-serving Alaska magistrate his job

    National News 01/11/2022

    The longest serving magistrate in Alaska is no longer on the bench after writing letters to the editor critical of the Republican party. Former Seward Magistrate George Peck wrote four letters to the editor of the Anchorage Daily News, the latest in ...

  • Judges send Tyson workers’ virus lawsuit back to state court

    Judges send Tyson workers’ virus lawsuit back to state court

    National News 01/03/2022

    A federal appeals court has ruled that Tyson Foods can’t claim it was operating under the direction of the federal government when it tried to keep its processing plants open as the coronavirus spread rapidly within them during the early days o...

  • NC voter ID trial delayed as US Supreme Court examines case

    NC voter ID trial delayed as US Supreme Court examines case

    National News 12/21/2021

    A federal trial set for January on litigation challenging North Carolina’s voter photo identification law has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether legislative leaders should be permitted to help defend the law in court. The ...

  • Washington seeks over $38 billion from opioid distributors

    Washington seeks over $38 billion from opioid distributors

    National News 11/16/2021

    After rejecting a half-billion-dollar settlement, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday took the state’s case against the nation’s three biggest drug distributors to trial, saying they must be held accountable for their role ...