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US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco denied prosecutors’ efforts to…

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Appeals court revives House litigation for McGahn’s testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday revived House Democrats’ lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee, but left other legal issues unresolved with time growing short in the current Congress. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit…

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‘See you in court’:’ ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union posted a message to him on its website: “See you in court.”As president, Trump hasn’t personally squared off against the ACLU from the witness stand, but the broader warning has been borne out. As of this week,…

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Business Court Ruling

Court ruling clears way for energy storage on the grid

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks and inverters stand at the Southern California Edison Co. Mira Loma energy … [+] storage system facility in Ontario, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Mira Loma substation houses nearly 400 Tesla Powerpack units, in an effort to operate to state regulations on producing clean energy electricity. Photographer: Patrick T.…

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Court: Hugo Chávez’s former nurse hid gold in secret vault

MIAMI (AP) — It was 2014 and Venezuela’s former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who she once served as a nurse, had recently died and with the election of Nicolás Maduro, the nation’s politics and relations with…

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Supreme Court Allows Construction Of Border Wall To Continue

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision Friday that the Trump administration could continue building portions of the southern border wall using funds diverted from the Department of Defense. The ruling meant that the Supreme Court would not halt border wall projects that were challenged in 2019 and earlier this year, the Associated Press…

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Supreme Court allows border wall construction to continue

The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday declined to let lower court rulings go into effect that would stop the Trump administration from spending any more Pentagon money on the border wall.The court denied a request from the Sierra Club, which had said that unless the justices acted, the government would be able to finish work…

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Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration’s construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that the administration improperly diverted money to the project.The court’s four liberal justices dissented, saying they would have prohibited construction while a court…

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Federal court overturns death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber

A federal appeals court Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted after helping his brother plant two pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three people and leaving hundreds more with serious injuries.A three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the judge failed to allow…

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Thai court allows Cambodian class action against Thai firm

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Friday that several hundred families in Cambodia who were displaced from their homes may file a class action suit against the Thai company they believe was responsible, a decision hailed as trailblazing by land rights activists.The Bangkok South Civil Court issued the ruling in a case in which…