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  • Judge: Gay couples across Alabama have right to marry

    A federal judge on Thursday ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage this summer. U.S District Judge Callie Granade, as she...
  • Judicial nominee ignored by Congress

    Judicial nominee ignored by Congress
    In February, President Obama selected Mary Barzee-Flores as the nominee to fill the vacancy on the Federal Southern District Court of Florida. Barzee-Flores served as a circuit judge on Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami for almost a decade,...
  • Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery

    A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled. The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-...
  • State Supreme Court allows child sex abuse suit to proceed

    The Delaware Supreme Court says a woman who claims she was molested by her foster father can proceed with a lawsuit against the private school where he taught. The justices on Thursday overturned a judge's 2013 decision granting summary judgment to...
  • Hearing held on Peterson appeal of murder conviction

    OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson's murder conviction in his third wife's 2004 death should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes by his former attorney, lawyers for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant told a...
  • Drew Peterson's lawyers appealing murder conviction

    Drew Peterson's lawyers appealing murder conviction
    Drew Peterson's murder conviction in his third wife's 2004 death should be overturned because of improper use of hearsay evidence and mistakes by his former attorney, lawyers for the former suburban Chicago police sergeant told a state appeals court...
  • IRS refunds $10M to tax preparers who paid to take test

    The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday. A federal court struck down IRS regulations in 2013 that sought to require some tax preparers to get training and...
  • State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court

    State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court
    RICHMOND – State Sen. Richard Stuart, who chairs Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory Council, said Wednesday he expects legislation will crop up soon in response to the Daily Press' ongoing battle to wrest a criminal records database from a...
  • Justices show skepticism in Drew Peterson's bid for new trial

    Justices show skepticism in Drew Peterson's bid for new trial
    Appellate court justices Thursday peppered attorneys for Drew Peterson with questions about why the former Bolingbrook police sergeant should be granted a new trial over claims that another attorney and a judge denied him a fair trial for the murder of...
  • Judge: Connecticut ex-governor can remain free during appeal

    A federal judge says former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland can remain free on bail while appealing convictions in a political consulting scam that resulted in a 2½-year prison sentence in March. Rowland was to report to prison June 16. But federal Judge...
  • Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples

    The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs — further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed....