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Woman who held disabled people captive gets life in prison

...Weston, 55, apologized during the hearing, saying: "I believe in God and God knows what happened."U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe replied that: "There are a lot of people in this courtroom who know what happened too," according...
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Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

...sentenced in February.Because the plea agreement has a sentencing range from no prison time to six months, U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin could also decide to put Hastert on probation or home confinement.The plea helped seal the downfall...
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Judge declines to undo order on green cards

...immigrants had not shown they were likely to win their case or that the order would be in the public interest, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez ruled.The immigrants sued the government last week after it revised a notice on applying for...
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Defense: Shooter's dad never told he couldn't have guns

...prosecutor didn't tell jurors that the FBI was investigating the gun used in the school shooting because U.S. District Judge James Robart has prohibited any mention of that tragedy during Fryberg's trial. Robart made that decision because...
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Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson clarified the temporary...nation's landmass," he said.District judges in other high-profile cases...year in Texas, where U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a nationwide...
Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis for contempt after she insisted that her "conscience will...
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Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

...footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed.U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice" as he found multiple...
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Injunction against federal water rule may expand

...Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction last week that was requested by North Dakota and 12 other states...
Court strikes down possible payments to athletes

...President Mark Emmert said: "That was a very, very welcome decision from our point."The NCAA had appealed U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken's 2014 decision in the so-called O'Bannon case to allow - but not require - players in the top...
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Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs numerous they're overrunning parts of town, and they want relief from the federal rules.Last year, U.S. District Judge Dee Benson agreed with the residents, ruling that the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution doesn't allow...


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