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  • Detroit, Syncora fight over casino money in appeals court-report

    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court panel heard arguments on Wednesday between Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors over casino tax revenue, with one of the judges promising a careful consideration of the case, the Detroit News reported. The...
  • Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial

    Justice and absurdity tangled in Fla. gun laws: Editorial
    Oh, what a tangled web lawmakers weave when first the state practices to aggrieve. In this case, it applies to lawmakers distressing Floridians who prefer rational self-defense and firearms policies. A recent reminder came this month in the Marissa...
  • New York police unions lose bid to challenge stop-and-frisk settlement

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's police unions cannot challenge a sweeping settlement over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, clearing the way for reforms to take effect. U.S. District Judge Analisa...
  • Lesbian wants marriage recognized � so she can get a divorce

    MIAMI It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner. Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappeared, she said. Now, Brassner is legally stuck in a 2002 Vermont civil union because Florida is...
  • Airlines seek court review of higher U.S. fee on plane tickets

    (Reuters) - Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting...
  • Judge Alex Kozinski on bringing back firing squads: No, I wasn't kidding

    Google "Alex Kozinski firing squad" and nearly 20,000 mentions turn up. But those are just a few words plucked from a detailed dissent by the chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing, in essence, that Americans are hypocrites about...
  • Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol

    Judges, remember: Cross is a Christian symbol
    There has been a disturbing willingness on the part of some judges in recent years to treat the Christian cross as a symbol that isn't, well, just Christian. The most high-profile and problematic example of this was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia'...
  • Lawyer calls Texas' argument backing gay marriage ban 'a word game'

    AUSTIN, Texas In their effort to preserve Texas' ban on same-sex marriage, state lawyers have repeatedly argued that the restriction doesn't single out homosexuals for different treatment. Like every other Texan, the argument goes, gays and lesbians...
  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck. That changed Wednesday, as...
  • Exclusive: Cuomo intervened in BNP deal to get $1 billion more for NY state fund

    (Reuters) - Only days before U.S. authorities reached a landmark $8.97 billion settlement with BNP Paribas over the bank's dealings with countries subject to U.S. sanctions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened to ensure the state government got a...
  • Lake Harmony man faces new child porn charges in federal court

    A Kidder Township man faces charges in federal court that he enticed a minor to perform sexually explicit acts for the purposes of producing child pornography. Todd Kowar, 46, of the Lake Harmony section of the Carbon County township, was indicted...