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  • US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the European Union alleging that U.S. tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe.

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    Court orders DOJ to turn over memo that gives logic behind drone kills

    The Department of Justice will have to turn over a memorandum that gives some details about how the government determines if lethal force by drones should go forward in certain cases or not, thanks to a federal appeals court order.

  • Court upholds dismissal of corruption case

    A New Mexico prosecutor who lost a legal challenge seeking to revive a public corruption case against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron said Tuesday that he is considering taking it to the state's highest court.

  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaking about the Supreme Court's decision regarding the state's Affirmative Action law on university enrollment said that "the ruling is a victory for the Constitution, a victory for Michigan citizens, and a victory for the rule of law." (Associated Press)

    Court's affirmative action ruling: A step toward respecting states' rights

    With its ruling upholding the right of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in state university admissions, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday took what legal scholars are saying one more step away from the concept of federal supremacy.

  • President Barack Obama talks to reporters about the situation in Ukraine and gives a positive assessment on his health care law, the Affordable Care Act, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, Obama said, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama also conveyed skepticism about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Court rules Obama administration must justify targeted killings

    The Obama administration must release internal legal documents justifying the targeted killings worldwide of Americans and foreigners suspected of terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • NY commission seeks Court of Appeals candidates

    The state Commission on Judicial Nomination has requested recommendations and applications for New York's highest court, which has two upcoming vacancies.

  • Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican governor's signature legislation that led to massive protests at the Wisconsin Capitol three years ago.

  • Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban arrive in court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. They are, left to right, Dr. Gay Phillips, her partner Sue Barton, Sharon Baldwin and her partner Mary Bishop. The court is to decide whether to overturn a federal judge's decision to strike down. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?

    Thursday's hearing in Denver was the second of two hearings on gay marriage that were weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The hearing on the legality of Oklahoma's gay marriage ban came one week after a three-judge panel heard a similar case originating from Utah.

  • Prosecutors win appeal in 1989 son killing case

    A retired detective who refused to take the stand again, asserting his right against self-incrimination, will be forced to testify at the retrial of an Arizona mother charged with having her son killed in 1989, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

  • Oklahomans for Equality gather at Tulsa International Airport with their signs for a send off celebration in support for the plaintiffs in the Oklahoma Marriage Equality lawsuit as they head to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Wednesday April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)

    Oklahoma gay-marriage case before U.S. appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed

    A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • State Supreme Court rejects appeal in baby's death

    The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Chauvin man serving life in Angola Prison after he was convicted of killing a 10-month-old boy in 2007.

  • Md. bail assessment tool differs from other states

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures.

  • Prosecutor: Photos essential in SC dog attack case

    The conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy should be reinstated, state prosecutors told the state Supreme Court Tuesday, saying a lower court was wrong to throw out the case over autopsy photographs.

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