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  • U.S. court rules Navy wrongfully monitored computers in child porn probe

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court has thrown out evidence against a Washington state man charged with possession of child pornography, saying his conviction revealed that naval intelligence agents were improperly peering into both civilian and...
  • Court backs PSC's right in litigation case

    Randy Schultz's Sept. 13 column, which disputes a Florida Supreme Court ruling, refused to accept that the Publis Service Commission can make a decision that the Office of Public Counsel doesn't like. OPC is designated by the Florida Legislature to...
  • Syngenta faces second lawsuit over GMO corn rejected by China

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A second company has sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, raising the stakes for the Swiss-based seed maker by including byproducts used for animal feed in its complaint and seeking...
  • TaxWatch guide features nonendorsement endorsements

    TaxWatch guide features nonendorsement endorsements
    Each election year, the fiscally conservative watchdog group Florida TaxWatch releases a guide to the year's crop of state constitutional amendments. The 2014 guide came out this week (you can see it at the end of this post). In its press release...
  • $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case

    $10M settlement OK'd by state, sheriff in Allied case
    SANFORD — The Oklahoma cattleman and software designer who helped build Allied Veterans of the World into a $300 million Internet café empire has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a cash-forfeiture lawsuit, records show. In return, Chase Burns,...
  • Iraq loses U.S. appeal in U.N. oil-for-food lawsuit

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Iraq's effort to sue dozens of companies for allegedly conspiring with the Saddam Hussein regime to subvert the United Nations' oil-for-food program and deprive Iraqi citizens of...
  • Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge

    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge
    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause, who's to be publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court in three weeks for a series of ethics violations two years ago, is now facing a new formal charge of wrongdoing. This time it involves Facebook and her...
  • Lawmakers to select judges Thursday

    RICHMOND – Judicial elections start Thursday at the Virginia General Assembly, and it looks like a pair of Peninsula General District Court races remain in doubt, or at least close. Both seats — the 9th Judicial District on the west and...
  • Confirm Leeson, other U.S. judicial nominees

    Pennsylvanians can't afford to let the U.S. Senate play politics with the eight federal judicial vacancies in our courts. Unnecessary delays on judicial nominations cause real and lasting consequences for Americans seeking justice. With just a handful...
  • Two Monroe County residents plead guilty to selling heroin

    Two Monroe County residents plead guilty to selling heroin
      Two Monroe County residents facing similar charges in unrelated federal drug cases pleaded guilty Monday to selling heroin in the Poconos, according to court records. Tamika Davis, 33, of Effort pleaded guilty in federal court in Scranton to selling...
  • Poll: Illinois voters back referendum issues

    Poll: Illinois voters back referendum issues
    Illinois voters strongly support the idea of increasing the minimum wage and raising the state income tax on millionaires — positions that could help Democrats drive turnout in November, a Chicago Tribune poll shows. The survey also found that...