Court decisions

Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 30, 2019 - 5:44 am
FERNDALE, Michigan (AP) — Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing. But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of suicide and six years...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. The Trump administration will make a case in court to end a longstanding settlement governing detention conditions for immigrant children, including how long they can be held by the government. A hearing is scheduled before a federal judge Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles over the so-called Flores settlement. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 27, 2019 - 10:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom to hear the verdict in his capital murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Houston. Haskell who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 10:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. A seventh family member testified at trial that Ronald Lee Haskell...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Devon Erickson makes a court appearance at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Erickson, charged in a school shooting in a Denver suburb that killed one of his classmates, is in court to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial. Erickson appeared Tuesday, Sept. 24, for what is expected to be a three-day preliminary hearing into his role in the May 7 shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)
September 25, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence for a Colorado teenager to be tried for a school shooting in a Denver suburb that killed one of his classmates and injured eight others, a judge said Wednesday. Judge Theresa Slade ruled that Devon Erickson, 19, should be tried on over 40...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Webster, Texas. Federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump in asking a federal judge in New York to temporarily block a state court grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 25, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge delayed enforcement of a subpoena seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns on Wednesday long enough for federal prosecutors to decide whether to join Trump's fight to prevent his tax returns from being turned over to a grand jury in a criminal probe. The federal judge...
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September 24, 2019 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has denied Trump confidant Roger Stone's efforts to suppress evidence in the case against him. Stone is one of a half dozen Trump aides and advisers charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He is accused of lying to Congress, among other...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his hotel, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 24, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the British Prime Minister (all times local): 2 p.m. Former Prime Minister John Major says he hopes the U.K. Supreme Court ruling will prevent any future prime ministers from attempting to shut down Parliament in order to block it from doing its...
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FILE - This Oct. 9, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham; singer Robert Plant; bassist John Paul Jones; and guitarist Jimmy Page at the "Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" premiere in New York. Members of an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals harshly challenged plaintiffs who argued that a new trial in the copyright fight over Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven is justified. The lawsuit that alleges 1971’s “Stairway” was stolen from 1968’s “Taurus,” by Spirit. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File)
September 23, 2019 - 7:44 pm
A group of federal judges aren't sure all that glitters is gold, and they don't seem to be buying that a new trial is necessary in the copyright fight over the Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven." Members of an 11-judge panel at a Monday hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
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September 20, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx on Friday denied Trump's effort to quash a subpoena seeking...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, John T. Earnest appears for his arraignment hearing in San Diego. Prosecutors say Earnest opened fire during a Passover service at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27, killing one woman and injuring three people, including the rabbi. A preliminary hearing for Earnest begins Thursday, Sept. 18, 2019, in state court and is expected to last up to two days. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
September 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors began presenting evidence Thursday to a judge who will decide whether a man should face trial on charges of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover, killing a woman and injuring three other people. John T. Earnest, 20, has pleaded not...
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