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  • Montana judge publicly reprimanded for comments about rape victim

    The Montana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a Billings judge for his comments that a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in...
  • Seven ex-NFL players appeal concussion settlement

    (Reuters) - Seven retired National Football League players are appealing a recent settlement between the league and about 5,000 former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions suffered on the field, court records show. The appeal, filed in the...
  • Administration can't afford to lose on Obamacare subsidies

     Administration can't afford to lose on Obamacare subsidies
    A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia shocked supporters of the 2010 healthcare law Tuesday by ruling that millions of Americans would no longer be eligible for health insurance subsidies. Shortly thereafter, a panel at the U.S. 4th...
  • Appeals courts split on health law subsidies

    Two federal court rulings Tuesday reached opposite conclusions about the legality of subsidies used to offset the cost of Affordable Care Act health coverage in the latest battle over the politically polarizing health-care law. Whichever ruling holds...
  • Court opens door to charter school expansion in Bethlehem and rest of Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — The Dual Language Charter School in Bethlehem — and all other charter schools in Pennsylvania — could be one step closer to opening up multiple facilities under a court ruling filed Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision,...
  • Stanford law professor named to California Supreme Court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Growing up in a hardscrabble town along the Rio Grande in Mexico, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar crossed the border with his brother each day to attend school in Brownsville, Texas, long before his path led to Harvard, Yale and Stanford....
  • Visa, MasterCard lose ruling versus retailers over credit card fees

    Visa, MasterCard lose ruling versus retailers over credit card fees
    NEW YORK - A federal judge declined on Friday to dismiss antitrust lawsuits filed against Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc by retailers who opted out of an estimated $5.7 billion class action settlement in 2012 over transaction fees. Retailers such as Target...
  • Obamacare subsidies lead two courts to battle over law's meaning

    Well, that certainly clears things up. Hours after a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the 2010 healthcare law provided insurance subsidies only to people living in 14 states, another appeals panel reached exactly the opposite conclusion in a...
  • Don LoCicero: End lifetime appointments to Supreme Court

    I understand the thinking followed by the framers of our Constitution when they decided that Supreme Court justices should be appointed for life. Their primary reason was to limit the power of the executive branch of government and to prevent the...
  • Retired players ask appeals court to review NFL concussion settlement

    Two weeks after a federal judge granted preliminary approval to the settlement of concussion litigation between the NFL and retired players, seven former players have asked the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision. In a petition filed...
  • U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of...