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  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation

     Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation
    The fallout from the ongoing criminal probe of Chicago defense attorney Beau Brindley continued Monday as a convicted drug dealer and swindler whose cases are at the center of the investigation said he wanted to keep Brindley as his lawyer despite being...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute

    Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute
    The city of Annapolis has named dozens of retired police officers and firefighters in a federal lawsuit, the latest tactic in a decade-long legal battle over changes to retiree pensions. In court filings last week, the city asked a judge to rule that...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

    Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case
    An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ordered...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • 'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

    'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges
    Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. Sedrish on...
  • LWV: Maps still stink

    LWV: Maps still stink
    TALLAHASSEE -- The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people. The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other plaintiffs in the ongoing legal...
  • Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post

    Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post
    A pair of Democratic lawyers are squaring off in an Aug. 26 primary to become Orange County's next Clerk of Circuit Court. County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell faces attorney James "Jimmy" Auffant. The winner takes on Clerk Eddie Fernandez, who was...