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High court to hear appeal of National Park Service authority

...navigable rivers within national parks in Alaska are state-owned lands and not subject to federal enforcement. But a federal judge ruled that the regulations extend to all parts of the national park system.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

DENVER - A lawyer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told an appeals court Monday that a federal judge in Utah went too far when when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state.Attorney Anna Katselas...
Border Patrol agent indicted in 2012 fatal shooting

...Constitution does not apply to the boy, a Mexican citizen, because he was in Mexico at the time of the shooting. A federal judge in July ruled that the lawsuit can go forward.In a similar case in Texas, a federal appeals court ruled that a teen...
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Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

...they choose. Kody Brown and his four wives, known for the TV show "Sister Wives," won a landmark victory when a federal judge struck down key parts of Utah's law banning plural marriage, removing the threat of arrest for those families...
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2 Patriots employees reinstated by NFL

...draft picks, including a first-rounder, and suspended Brady four games.Brady's suspension was vacated by a federal judge, who ruled that it exceeded the penalty allowed by the collective bargaining agreement. The NFL has appealed.The...
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Navy to limit some training that harms whales, dolphins in Pacific

...and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Hawaiian...
Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

JUNEAU - A federal judge in Alaska on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought over the U.S. Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road through a...
Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways...
Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...conservative state.Former Republican President George W. Bush nominated David Bunning for a lifetime position as a federal judge in 2001 when he was just 35 years old, halfway through his father's first term in the Senate. But Bunning has been...
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Injunction against federal water rule may expand

BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give...


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