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  • U.S. top court bars Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants

    U.S. top court bars Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the state of Arizona from enforcing a policy that denies driver's licenses to young immigrants granted legal status by President Barack Obama in 2012. The court denied the request by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer...
  • Florida judge grants a landmark same-sex divorce

    Florida judge grants a landmark same-sex divorce
    A south Florida judge on Wednesday granted what is believed to be the state's first official same-sex divorce to a woman who entered into a civil union in Vermont, her attorney said. The divorce was approved by Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen during a...
  • Supreme Court says Arizona must issue driver's licenses to immigrant 'Dreamers'

    Supreme Court says Arizona must issue driver's licenses to immigrant 'Dreamers'
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt Arizona another setback in its battle with the Obama administration over immigration policy, deciding the state must offer driver’s licenses to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but...
  • Canada court to order Apple to turn over records in iPhone probe

    Canada court to order Apple to turn over records in iPhone probe
    The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to order Apple Inc's Canadian subsidiary to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau to help investigate whether Apple unfairly used its market power to promote the sale of iPhones. In seeking the...
  • Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart

    Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart
    (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the...
  • Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says

     Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says
    Facing a $78 million lawsuit judgment for involvement in an extortion scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' only two pari-mutuel standardbred tracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy to continue operations in 2015, their attorney told...
  • Texas woman convicted of killing child freed from prison on bond

    A Texas woman convicted of killing her 4-year-old foster child by force-feeding him an overdose of salt has been released on bail after an appeals court said there were sufficient questions in her original prosecution to warrant a new trial. Bond for...
  • Reporter does not have to reveal source in murder stories, court rules

    Reporter does not have to reveal source in murder stories, court rules
    Illinois appellate justices this week ruled a Joliet-area reporter does not have to reveal his source or turn over his notes for stories he wrote about a grisly double homicide. Will County Judge Gerald Kinney found Patch.com reporter Joe Hosey in...
  • Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data

    Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data
    Sony Pictures Entertainment has been sued by two self-described former employees who accuse the movie studio of failing to protect Social Security numbers, healthcare records, salaries and other data from computer hackers who attacked it last month....
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
  • Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project

    Cameras allowed in Cook County criminal courts in pilot project
    The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a long-awaited pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month. Cook County's bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate...