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Judge strikes blow to US immigration enforcement tactics

Judge strikes blow to US immigration enforcement tactics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has prohibited U.S. immigration authorities from relying on databases deemed faulty to ask law enforcement agencies to hold people in custody, a setback for the Trump administration that threatens to hamper how it carries out arrests.The ruling applies only to the Central District of California, where state law…

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Judge allows AP to be heard in dispute over Saints emails

Judge allows AP to be heard in dispute over Saints emails

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints’ behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Roman Catholic leaders deal with a sexual abuse crisis. The news organization filed a motion…

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Texas judge: Hospital can remove baby from life support

Texas judge: Hospital can remove baby from life support

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Thursday sided with a hospital that plans to remove an 11-month-old girl from life support after her mother disagreed with the decision by doctors who say the infant is in pain and that her condition will never improve.Trinity Lewis had asked Judge Sandee Bryan Marion to issue an…

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Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.Jones is being sued for defamation in Austin, Texas, by the parents of a 6-year-old who was…

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Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma warns that real-life court cases don’t unfold like “Perry Mason.” But he’s afraid this one might come to resemble “Dr. Strangelove.”U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain of White Plains, New York, has a reputation for thorough preparation, deep experience handling big,…

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Judge revokes grazing permit for ranchers pardoned by Trump

Judge revokes grazing permit for ranchers pardoned by Trump

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday revoked the grazing permit of two ranchers who were pardoned last year by President Donald Trump on an arson conviction for setting fire to federal lands. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon ruled in the long-running case after hearing arguments from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which…

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Judge tosses Paul Manafort’s fraud case in New York

Judge tosses Paul Manafort’s fraud case in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman in federal prison.The move was a blow to what had widely been seen as an attempt by…

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Judge OKs nearly $25 billion for PG&E fire victims, insurers

Judge OKs nearly $25 billion for PG&E fire victims, insurers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California wildfires that sent the nation’s largest utility into a financial morass.The decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis…

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