Court decisions

June 19, 2018 - 12:45 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats had hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle that the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 20, 2018, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a rally at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. (AP Photo/Mitchell Willetts, File)
June 18, 2018 - 9:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent California state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
June 16, 2018 - 1:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health...
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June 15, 2018 - 10:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The court also gave...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent California state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
June 15, 2018 - 8:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear...
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Paul Manafort arrives at federal court, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 15, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's, former campaign chairman (all times local): 2:01 p.m. President Donald Trump is weighing in on a judge's decision to jail his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort while he awaits trial. Trump says in a tweet he "didn't know Manafort...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:40 pm
A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. California Superior Court Judge Harold Khan ruled in Jared Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter's...
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June 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. Their lawyer says the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a postponement while it ponders an appeal of a judge's ruling. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson struts across the stage as she is introduced to speak at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at Temple University in Philadelphia. Wilson on Thursday, June 14, 2018, had her record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damages award in a defamation case slashed to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of the payout. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:15 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An appeals court on Thursday slashed Rebel Wilson's record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damage award to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of its payout in a defamation case. The 38-year-old Australian comic actress, best...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, clouds are reflected in the glass facade of the Time Warner building in New York. The judge presiding over the government's legal effort to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner will likely deliver his verdict on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants...
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