03, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court to decide fate of ObamaCare on ‚Äėlaughable‚Äô technicality
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ The US Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday that could kill ObamaCare on a technicality. The King v. Burwell legal challenge concerns the subsidies that dramatically reduce...
03, Mar 2015 - King, WA New allegations renew old questions linking Saudi Arabia to 9-11 attacks
Saudi Arabia‚Äôs King Salman sits with President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27. A court testimony by Zacharias Moussaoui, a former al-Qaida member serving life in federal prison, has renewed questions of a potential link between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ For years, some current and former American ...
03, Mar 2015 - 15 years later, tobacco giants fight legal battle over misleading claims on smoking's effects
WASHINGTON - Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco. In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking. The basis for the punishment: Testimony from 162 witnesses, ...
03, Mar 2015 - Assessed value of Buffalo‚Äôs tallest building reduced, again
City tax officials agreed to lower the assessment on One Seneca Tower and its connected parking ramp across Washington Street by nearly $3 million, saving the current and future owners another $100,000 in combined taxes, in another reflection of the building‚Äôs reduced value as it continues to wind through the foreclosure process in court.
03, Mar 2015 - Seeking a second chance for criminals serving life sentences in Maryland
(c) 2015, The Washington Post. When Stanley Mitchell went to prison 41 years ago for driving the getaway car in the fatal shooting of a business executive in Baltimore, he hoped for redemption.
03, Mar 2015 - Academic seeks death certificate to end 'outlaw Billy the Kid' dispute
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): An Arizona historian is asking a New Mexico court to order a death certificate for Billy the Kid to settle questions about whether the infamous outlaw was actually killed in 1881. As per santafenewmexican.com, the historian hopes to put an end to claims of true believers who doubt whether Billy the Kid was really killed by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 ...
03, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges Diagnosed Victims Exposed to Asbestos at a Manufacturing or Indus
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging all diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer and/or their family members to call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com to ensure they are talking to the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma compensation lawyers, as skill and experience of the lawyer matters when it comes ...
03, Mar 2015 - Oregon judge: taking photos up girl's skirt not illegal
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon judge has acquitted a 61-year-old man who admitted taking photographs up the skirt of a 13-year-old girl as she shopped at a Target store in suburban Portland, lawyers in the case said Friday.¬† Washington County Circuit Court Judge Eric Butterfield¬†ruled on Thursday that Patrick Buono did not break the law when he surreptitiously took the ...
03, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Compensation Center Urges Diagnosed US Navy Veterans or Shipyard Workers to Call Them
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --¬†The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is, once again, stepping up for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy or at a shipyard, by making them¬†a top priority¬†when it comes to providing instant access to the nation's most skilled compensation attorneys because it is these individuals who deserve the best possible ...
03, Mar 2015 - Federal court blocks US from holding some asylum seekers
A federal court ordered the Obama administration Friday to stop detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States, a practice implemented to halt a wave of Central American migrants last summer. The order by US District Judge James Boasberg in Washington removes a tool President Barack Obama's administration had used to halt illegal immigration from across its southwestern ...
03, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges US Navy Veterans and Shipyard Workers to Advance a Compensation C
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --¬†The Mesothelioma Victims Center is taking a new approach towards US Navy Veterans and former shipyard workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma that includes instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers to ensure they do not get shortchanged by a system that does not reward inexperience. For more information about ...
02, Mar 2015 - Attorney General files criminal charges against Sam Adams and Dana Sargent
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed criminal charges in King County Superior Court against the owners and operators of West Seattle Athletic Club for stealing wages and evading taxes.
02, Mar 2015 - Mock trial competition sharpens speaking skills
At a time when political and social debate, whether in Washington, Raleigh, or on Facebook, can often devolve into shouting matches, it is as important as ever for our future leaders, teachers, students, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and even (gasp!) lawyers to develop solid skills in the areas of speaking, debating, advocating, persuasion, and general social interaction. [‚Ä¶]
02, Mar 2015 - Religious groups back Muslim woman in U.S. high court scarf case
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. Various religious and civil rights organizations have filed friend-of-the-court briefs backing Samantha Elauf, who ...
02, Mar 2015 - First Take: Handwriting on the wall for gay marriage
The Supreme Court refused to block gay marriages in Alabama, making it the 37th state to allow same-sex marriage. / J. Scott Applewhite, AP WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether to allow same-sex marriage nationwide later this year. But it's leaving little doubt which way it's leaning.
02, Mar 2015 - Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban; state plans to appeal
A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the western state to not enforce its ban. The Nebraska Attorney General's office has said it will appeal any decision blocking or overturning the ban. Gay marriage is now legal in 37 of the 50 U.S. states, plus the Washington capital ...
01, Mar 2015 - Ex-'revenge porn' website operator pleads guilty to hacking
File: A woman looks at her email on a computer screen in Washington on November 23, 2010. Hunter Moore of Woodland, California entered the pleas Wednesday to computer hacking and identity theft. He's facing two to seven years in federal prison.
01, Mar 2015 - High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.
01, Mar 2015 - High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers
WASHINGTON (AP) ‚ÄĒ In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.
01, Mar 2015 - Supreme court to hear case on voter-approved redistricting
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The court hears argument Monday in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state‚Äôs voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the ...
28, Feb 2015 - Ford, WA 'American Sniper' trial: Heartbreak at the resort where Chris Kyle was killed
(c) 2015, The Washington Post. GLEN ROSE, Texas ‚ÄĒ As the shadows grew long Monday outside the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort's sprawling 11,000-acre facility, the tranquility was striking.
28, Feb 2015 - Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects
WASHINGTON (AP) ‚ÄĒ America's biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying they lied about the dangers of smoking.
27, Feb 2015 - U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday.
27, Feb 2015 - Judge allows defendant's statement at Fayetteville rape trial, cameras barred
FAYETTEVILLE -- A man charged with two counts of rape filed motions to suppress evidence and to bar the media from taking pictures or video in or around the courtroom during his trial next week in Washington County Circuit Court.
27, Feb 2015 - Legal pot under fire
DENVER ‚Äď A Washington, D.C.-based group opposed to the legalization of marijuana filed two federal lawsuits on Thursday seeking to ‚Äúdismantle‚ÄĚ Colorado‚Äôs burgeoning recreational marijuana industry.The announcement from Safe Streets Alliance comes after attorneys general for Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a U.S.
27, Feb 2015 - New charges for group that disrupted Supreme Court with Citizens United protest
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ Prosecutors are taking a hard line with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high court is different from other protests in the nation's capital.
27, Feb 2015 - Misinterpreting Obamacare to Save It
This article appeared in Washington Times on February 11, 2015. Good advice from former Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse, writing in The New York Times : Just ‚Äúread the briefs,‚ÄĚ she suggests ‚ÄĒ referring to the copious filings in King v. Burwell , which give nine justices another opportunity to constrain the reach of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
29, Nov 2014 - Yakima, WA Is Gov. Jay Inslee an absentee governor or a patient strategist?
The state‚Äôs chief executive is busy making public appearances highlighting climate change, but appears absent on nuts-and-bolts issues facing Washington.
12, Oct 2014 - Chelsea Manning Sues U.S. Over Hormone Therapy Denial
Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted of leaking secret information, sued the government, claiming she's being deprived of hormone therapy and other treatment tied to her transgender status. Manning experiences "escalating anxiety, distress and depression" due to lack of "medically necessary treatment," according to a complaint in Washington federal court, filed on her behalf by the ...