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  • Outside money pouring into state Supreme Court race

    Outside money pouring into state Supreme Court race
    Judicial retention elections are normally quiet races that are not very political. But less than three weeks ago, a political action group called Campaign for 2016 surfaced with the aim of persuading voters in southern Illinois to oust Supreme Court...
  • Bipartisan deal in works to stock Pa. Supreme Court

    Bipartisan deal in works to stock Pa. Supreme Court
    HARRISBURG — A potential deal is in the wind for the next governor, whether it's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett or Democratic nominee Tom Wolf, to nominate a Republican and a Democrat to fill two Supreme Court seats until voters elect two justices in...
  • Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them

     Durbin opposes super PACs but benefits from one of them
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin long has criticized the loosening of limits on political spending, and blamed the Supreme Court last month for giving a "privileged clique and corporate titans the power to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans." But...
  • Comcast settles lawsuit over overcharging cable TV subscribers

    By Jonathan Stempel Oct 29 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp has reached a $50 million settlement in a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of overcharging cable television subscribers, 1-1/2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger version of the class-...
  • Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack

    Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of sexual misconduct. The suit by Peter Ludlow alleges that the student knowingly made false statements to news media...
  • Former teller sentenced in Dundalk bank robbery

    Former teller sentenced in Dundalk bank robbery
    A former teller was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to seven years in prison for robbing the Dundalk M&T Bank where she had previously worked. The U.S. attorney's office said Janaya Brittne Person-Robinson, 20, of Baltimore and her then...
  • North Dakota Supreme Court upholds restrictions on medication abortion

    (Reuters) - The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a state law that restricts medication abortion, the non-surgical interruption of a pregnancy using drugs, saying it was constitutional. The state's highest court said three of its five...
  • U.S Supreme Court temporarily halts execution of convicted Missouri killer: court

    (Reuters) - The U.S Supreme Court late on Tuesday temporarily halted the execution of a convicted Missouri killer while the court decides whether or not to hear his appeal. Mark Christeson, 35, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the pre-dawn...
  • Judge dismisses Noriega case against Activision over videogame

    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc over his depiction in the popular videogame "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." Judge William Fahey of Los Angeles Superior Court granted...
  • Connecticut father sues after Ebola fears keep daughter from school

    Connecticut father sues after Ebola fears keep daughter from school
    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A father sued a Connecticut elementary school on Tuesday, saying his 7-year-old daughter was discriminated against and banned from school for 21 days based on irrational fears of Ebola because she attended a wedding in Nigeria....
  • Producer Suing New Line for 'The Conjuring' Asks Court for Dismissal

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Less than a week after suing New Line Cinema over alleged racketeering in the rights to "The Conjuring" and "Annabelle," Tony DeRosa-Grund has asked a federal court to toss out the case. Lawyers for DeRosa-Grund, who was...