National courts

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor. All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join. The unions say the outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's refusal to intervene, for now, in the fate of a program protecting young immigrants from deportation (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Diana Colin, right, with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights shouts as the group from California protests outside the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, a federal judge issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez expanded a preliminary injunction he issued earlier in a lawsuit...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor. All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join. The unions say the outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday issued a sweeping ban on the U.S. government revoking deportation protection of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez expanded a preliminary injunction he issued earlier in a lawsuit...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The North American Soccer League has failed in its appeal of a federal court decision that denied its attempt to maintain second-tier status. The NASL held second-tier status in the U.S. Soccer Federation from 2011 through last year, and when its status was not renewed, it filed an...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Alvin...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor. All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join. The unions say the outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 26, 2018 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York City has thrown out a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled on Monday that the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement...
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This 2014 photo provided by Melissa Zarda is a selfie by her brother Donald Zarda with his plane in the background at the Wood County Airport Collins Field in Mineola, Texas. Zarda, was a gay skydiving instructor who is the subject of a sex discrimination ruling. He died three years ago in a wingsuit accident in Switzerland, but on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, a federal appeals court in New York became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation. The decision involved Zarda, who was fired in 2010 from a skydiving job in Central Islip, N.Y., that required him to strap himself tightly to clients so they could jump in tandem from an airplane. To put one female student at ease about the physical contact, he said, he told her not to worry - he was gay. The school fired Zarda after the woman's boyfriend called to complain. (Donald Zarda via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation. The decision could set the stage for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor. All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join. The unions say the outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 26, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case...
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