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  • Order against posting of 'Innocence of Muslims' overturned

    Order against posting of 'Innocence of Muslims' overturned
    SAN FRANCISCO — An anti-Muslim film that sparked death threats against an actress and rioting abroad may once again be viewed on YouTube, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In a 10-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a three-...
  • Supreme Court refuses to shield names of donors to political advocacy groups

    Supreme Court refuses to shield names of donors to political advocacy groups
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy dealt a speedy setback Monday to conservative advocacy groups that had sought to shield the names of their major donors in California. Without waiting to consult the full court, Kennedy turned down for now an...
  • School Notes: Mundelein middle school students recognized for achievements

    School Notes: Mundelein middle school students recognized for achievements
    School awards, tree planting, reading night and more. Gurnee Reading night: Recently, more than 50 families enjoyed Spaulding School Night sponsored by Warren-Newport Public Library. Teachers and staff entertained their students with readings of...
  • Supreme Court tosses claim against S.F. police who shot mentally disabled woman

    Supreme Court tosses claim against S.F. police who shot mentally disabled woman
    The Supreme Court on Monday threw out an excessive-force claim against two San Francisco police officers who twice forced their way into the kitchen of a mentally ill woman and then shot her when she brandished a knife. "The Constitution is not blind to...
  • Trial begins in 2013 killing of toddler in Cherry Hill

    Trial begins in 2013 killing of toddler in Cherry Hill
    The murder trial of five men charged with killing a 1-year-old child during an attempt on his father's life began Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court, following weeks of jury selection. The May 24, 2013, killing of Carter Scott in Cherry Hill rocked the...
  • What could happen with a GOP president in 2016

    What could happen with a GOP president in 2016
    Of primary concern to every voter (regardless of party or political affiliation) is the fact that a Republican president elected in 2016 would most likely appoint four Supreme Court justices in a two-term presidency. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a...
  • Murder charges against Gary teen dismissed

    Murder charges against Gary teen dismissed
    A murder case has been dismissed against a Gary teen whose trial in Lake Superior Court had been scheduled to begin Monday. Charges of murder and murder in perpetration of a robbery, which had been filed in January 2014 against Devonte Jovan Green, were...
  • Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

     Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. But the justices left undecided the question of whether police must take special precautions when...
  • Rauner takes on the Supreme Court

    On Tuesday, referring to the members of our state’s highest court, our governor stated, “I don’t trust the Supreme Court to be rational in their decisions. I think they’re activist judges who want to be legislators.” Asked...
  • Court: Disclose ties between law firm, doctors

    Court: Disclose ties between law firm, doctors
    In what it said started out as a "relatively routine trip-and-fall case," a state appeals court has backed the disclosure of information about possible ties between a prominent law firm and physicians who treated a woman for injuries. The ruling Friday by...
  • Supreme Court makes it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Supreme Court makes it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. The justices revived claims by current and former employees of energy...