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  • Supreme Court turns down Arizona appeal to limit abortion drugs

    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down Arizona's bid to limit how doctors prescribe drugs that are commonly used in early abortions. The justices in an unsigned order dismissed an appeal from Arizona state lawyers and let stand a lower court ruling...
  • Lehman trustee petitions Supreme Court over Barclays dispute

    The trustee handling the liquidation of the brokerage unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seeking review of the business's cash assets awarded to Barclays Plc . Lehman, once Wall Street's fourth-...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...
  • YouTube in key legal battle over anti-Muslim video

    As a federal appeals court readies to hear her groundbreaking case, once-obscure actress Cindy Lee Garcia faces some tough resistance: death threats from around the Muslim world and the wrath of the planet's most powerful Internet companies. And that...
  • Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court

    Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court
    Baltimore County shelled out as much as $42,000 for a $350-an-hour Florida lawyer to appeal a long-running pension dispute to the Supreme Court. It lost, and now the county may be on the hook for millions of dollars. While Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a...
  • McDonnell opposed appointment of trial judge's wife

     McDonnell opposed appointment of trial judge's wife
    Almost 18 years ago, then Del. Bob McDonnell worked against the state Supreme Court nomination of Judge Margaret P. Spencer. Next month Spencer's husband, U.S. District Court Judge James R. Spencer, is set to sentence McDonnell on federal corruption...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...
  • Taliban shoot dead Supreme Court official in Afghanistan capital

    Taliban insurgents gunned down a top official of Afghanistan's Supreme Court as he left his home in Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a spate of strikes by the hardline Islamists on a broad range of targets in and around the Afghan capital. Heavily...
  • Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

    Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home
    A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
  • California Supreme Court to hear dispute over Encinitas seawall

    California Supreme Court to hear dispute over Encinitas seawall
    The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving a seawall dispute between homeowners in Encinitas and the California Coastal Commission. The decision could set a precedent on how much authority the commission can wield, according to...
  • Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC

    Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC
    Many of Pennsylvania’s elected officials, lobbyists, business leaders and a host of other hangers-on are on their way to the Big Apple today for the Pennsylvania Society’s annual gala. The formal dinner on Saturday evening will honor Jim...