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Sep 7, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned on an adultery conviction said Monday that he and her children are worried the delayed execution could be carried out soon with the end of a moratorium on death sentences for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In an unusual turn in ...

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Sep 7, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Washington (AP) - A determined Republican stall campaign in the Senate has sidetracked so many of the men and women nominated by President Barack Obama for judgeships that he has put fewer people on the bench than any president since Richard Nixon at a similar point in his first term 40 years ago. The ...

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Sep 4, 2010 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Washington — Employers who hire illegal immigrants can be fined, but the Obama administration warned this week that they also can be fined for asking legal immigrants to show their green cards before hiring them. The Justice Department's civil rights division sued the Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona, seeking damages from ...

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Sep 2, 2010 12 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Arizona Republic: Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been sued by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly refusing to cooperate with a civil-rights probe into police practices and jail operations.

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Aug 17, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Phoenix (AZ) - - Arizona legislators are at least temporarily setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer floated the idea of making "tweaks" to the law shortly after a federal judge blocked implementation of numerous provisions. Key legislative aides say the idea has been shelved ...

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Aug 17, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Aug 16, 2010 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A federal judge Monday ruled that Missouri laws restricting protests near funerals are unconstitutional.

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Aug 16, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county clerks to ...

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Aug 14, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: In an emergency appeal now before a federal court, the backers of Proposition 8 have asked for a permanent hold on last week's "egregiously selective and one-sided" marriage ruling, contending it flouted the law and ignored the evidence. The request to prevent the resumption of same-sex marriages in California next week is being ...

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Aug 13, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CNN: U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, a political unknown who became the surprise winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on obscenity charges. Greene was indicted on one felony count of "disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity," according to the Richland County clerk of courts. He was also indicted on a ...

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Aug 13, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Time Magazine: If same-sex weddings resume in California next Thursday, the happy couples may have more names to add to their thank-you lists than that of U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, the San Francisco jurist who last week struck down the 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that made gay marriage illegal. They may have to address new ...

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Aug 12, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Arizona Republic: Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley on Thursday released hundreds of pages of grand-jury testimony and other documents showing failed attempts by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas to obtain criminal charges against county officials. Grand-jury proceedings are secret, but a Superior Court judge unsealed the records "in the furtherance of justice." The ...

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Aug 12, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Aug 12, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

CHICAGO (AP) —Jurors in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich said they have reached agreement on two of 24 counts against the former Illinois governor, and the judge said he will order additional deliberation. The jurors said Thursday they haven't discussed 11 counts of wire fraud. They indicated they have discussed the remaining 11 counts and ...

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Aug 11, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Aug 9, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Arizona Republic: Just a few years ago, when the economy was booming, the area around the Home Depot on Thomas Road and 36th Street in east Phoenix was packed with a couple of hundred men congregating on sidewalks and street corners soliciting work as day laborers. Day laborers, mostly undocumented Mexican immigrants, also proliferated in other areas ...

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Aug 8, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) – American military officers were flying to Guantanamo Bay from bases around the world Sunday to serve as jurors for war-crimes suspects as the offshore tribunal system gears up for one of its busiest weeks under President Barack Obama. The Pentagon is holding military commissions sessions this week for ...

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Aug 8, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: A federal judge’s ruling may have given President Obama a temporary victory in his administration’s suit against Arizona over its controversial immigration law, but a flurry of activity in other states suggests a much larger battle over immigration is in the works. Last week, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion authorizing state and ...

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Aug 7, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Federal judge clears way for constitutional challenge that could reach Supreme Court Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Aug 7, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Aug 7, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington Times: Ruling that federal agents erred in attaching a satellite tracking device to a vehicle without a search warrant, a federal appeals court Friday reversed the life sentence of man accused of running a major Washington drug ring. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District found that the government's use of GPS technology to track ...

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Aug 5, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President Barack Obama has the right to order him there. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Fort Belvoir, Va. The Greeley, Colo., native did not report to Fort ...

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Aug 5, 2010 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: Her confirmation assured, Elena Kagan is on the brink of becoming the fourth woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court justice. The Senate is set Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee, whose addition to the court will mark the first time three female justices have served concurrently. Nearly all Democrats, the Senate's two ...

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Aug 4, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

San Francisco Gate: The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay. Many gay politicians in San Francisco and lawyers who have had dealings with Walker say the 65-year-old jurist, appointed ...

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