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SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - A New Mexico county detention center has the backing of a federal judge to not cooperate with federal orders to hold immigrants for potential deportation. This comes just days after the Trump administration publicly ...
The U.S. Marshals Service has flown in about a dozen deputies from the mainland to provide 24-hour protection to the federal judge whose order blocked the president's travel ban from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has received death ...
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis says if that's case, he would consider it "a fraud" on the court. The state attorney general was representing the Department of Health in the federal court legal settlement. Lawyers for the Attorney General have ...
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) that had alleged FERC is "structurally biased" toward approving natural gas pipeline projects because of the fees it collects from the industry.
Update: In a ruling filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks ended most federal monitoring of Broward County jails, leaving only inmate mental health issues under the court's continued review.
"It treats them differently from citizens born in the United States or its territories," Judge Lemelle said, ruling from the bench.
The call by two civil rights groups for an immediate fix to Harris County's bail system is now in the hands of a federal judge after high-stakes arguments over whether poor people should remain in jail on misdemeanor offenses because they can't afford ...
Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica are among the 34 cities and counties arguing that President Trump's threat to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary jurisdictions" is unconstitutional. In an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County's ...
FILE - This Monday June 27, 2016 file photo shows a non-permeable cover tops Coal Ash Basin B along the banks of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Va.
A federal judge who hears cases in Lexington will be nominated as a federal appeals judge, President Donald J. Trump announced Monday.
ICE agents arrested more than 51 undocumented immigrants in the Austin area over three days. Wikimedia Commons. A federal judge in Austin confirmed in open court Monday that federal agents conducted raids on dozens of undocumented immigrants last ...
A federal judge on Sunday rejected the U.S. government's request to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Wednesday rejected [order] a settlement in a class action lawsuit between non-gmail users and Google.
In her Corpus Christi courtroom Thursday, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack flashed with irritation over the Department of Family and Protective Services' refusal to supply requested information to her two special masters in the case, the lawyers ...
The court and majority vote of the Board of judges has temporarily excused U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate from new civil case assignments.
An order signed March 3 by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola directs court clerks to assign new civil cases that would go to U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to three semi-retired judges instead. The order says districts judges have excused ...
The water utility for 500,000 Iowans alleged the three counties -- Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun -- that oversee 10 agricultural drainage districts should be required to obtain federal water pollution discharge permits and pay the utility more than $1.4 ...
Federal Judge Henry Wingate is temporarily barred from handling new civil cases until he reduces a backlog of pending motions and civil cases.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson blocked provisions of the March 6 executive order that would have frozen the refugee program for 120 days and largely stopped citizens of six majority Muslim nations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen ...
WASHINGTON - A federal judge blocked implementation of a new White House travel ban last night just hours before it was due to go into effect.
SenateA federal judge in Hawaii temporarily suspended President Trump's new travel ban. At a campaign rally in Tennessee where he praised Andrew Jackson as his hero and a reflection of him, the president called the decision "judicial overreach.
Nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012, U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history. He's a graduate of Kamehameha schools, which gives admission preference to Native Hawaiians.
A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Trump's ban on travel from parts of the Muslim world, dealing a stinging blow to the White House and signaling that Mr. Trump will have to account in court for his ...
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said his ruling applies nationwide. It appears to set the stage for a battle in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which last month upheld a ruling blocking Trump's original travel ban.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and confirmed by the Senate with a 94-0 vote, is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history. "I am confident he will continue to serve ...
A federal judge in Maryland says he will issue a ruling in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
A federal judge in New Jersey has thrown out a Falls Township woman's lawsuit that involved her husbands flatulence. U.S. District Court Judge Freda Wolfson issued a written decision on the case earlier this year. The decision dismissed Falls' resident ...
The MacIver Institute alleged in its lawsuit that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and others violated a federal law by seizing records without alerting their owners that they had taken them. But U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled ...
STARKVILLE - Longtime 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge E. Grady Jolly recently informed President Donald Trump of his intent to step down from the federal bench on Jolly's 80th birthday in October - giving Trump his first judicial appointment ...
A federal judge in Hawaii is listened to a request to issue a temporary restraining order against the revised travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Kansas City, MO. -- Kansas City-based Federal Judge Ortrie Smith approved a settlement in a nationwide class action lawsuit that has Missouri roots.
A federal judge in Hawaii has granted a temporary restraining order against President Trump's revised executive order on immigration.
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District Of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday denied [order, PDF] a request by the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe [official website] for an emergency injunction to stop oil from flowing through the ...
U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith of Kansas City said he's disappointed so few rifle-owners have asked for the retrofit so far - just 22,000 - but that he couldn't deny the potential benefits of fixing a rifle that some say is defective.
The 46-page document by Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue amounts to recommendations, not an order. As a magistrate judge chosen for his post by other federal-court judges, he must refer those recommendations to a federal judge appointed by the ...
A federal judge in Maryland said Wednesday he would "hopefully today, but not necessarily" rule on a legal bid to temporarily block President Trump's retooled travel ban.
The landmark class action settlement involves some 7.5 million allegedly defective Remington guns.
A federal judge in Denver has approved a nine-month continuance of a terrorism trial after the defendant's attorneys accused prosecutors of failing to disclose evidence in a timely manner.
U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. has taken senior judge status, opening the way for appointment of the first new federal judge in the 43-county Southern District of Georgia since 2008. ... He will join Bowen in Augusta as the district's senior ...
The treatment of women, pregnant and otherwise, at the Metropolitan Detention Center has alarmed a number of judges. One federal judge has apologized to a woman who had been pregnant while at the jail, saying her treatment was a source of shame for ...
She was the first Mexican-American woman to serve as a federal judge in the United States. ... They need to see that the person or the judges in the courtroom are like them, they come from a background that's similar to theirs," Gonzalez said. The hall ...
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has cleared the way for a state inmate to sue a prison nurse for LAX medical care and in the same opinion chastised a federal judge and a magistrate judge in Johnstown for critical comments about ...
Here we go again. Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the civil rights Division.
Austin, Texas -- federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some Congressional Districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Obama set out to ...
The Clarion-Ledger reports Judge Grady Jolly of Mississippi says in a letter that he intends to step down from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on his 80th birthday in October. Jolly is one of four 5th Circuit judges based in Mississippi ...


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