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June 17, 2016
Briles withdraws court filing amid settlement reports
Fired Baylor coach Art Briles has withdrawn a demand for new lawyers in a federal civil rights lawsuit against him and the ...
June 09, 2016
Justices find judicial bias in Pennsylvania death row case
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state judge was wrong to participate in the case of a death row inmate whose ...
June 08, 2016
Couple sues after town bans front-yard gardens
For 17 years, a South Florida couple grew vegetables in a front-yard garden until a new town ordinance was passed limiting ...
June 06, 2016
Judge rules against ex-police chief accused of sex assault
A small Cajun community disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn't shaken a scandal that ...
June 01, 2016
The Latest: Internal investigation of police officers next
The Latest on federal authorities' decision to not charge two white Minneapolis police officers with criminal civil rights ...
May 29, 2016
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of ...
May 12, 2016
In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting
Two things stand out about this week's indictment of a white former South Carolina police officer on federal civil rights ...
May 11, 2016
The Latest: Lawyer: Indicted ex-cop bears burden of history
The Latest on a former South Carolina police officer indicted on federal charges in the death of a black motorist. (All times ...
May 10, 2016
Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle
In suing her home state for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining ...
May 09, 2016
The Latest: Cooper: McCrory suit pouring 'gas on the fire'
The Latest on North Carolina's LGBT law (all times local): 4:45 p.m. North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's Democratic ...
May 09, 2016
North Carolina gov. faces Fed's Monday deadline on LGBT law
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government's Monday deadline to ...
May 08, 2016
Reversal unlikely as deadline approaches on N Carolina law
North Carolina government and university officials were given until Monday to tell federal attorneys whether they would stop ...
May 05, 2016
Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues
A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued ...
May 05, 2016
NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law
North Carolina's prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights ...
May 04, 2016
US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S.
April 29, 2016
Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns
The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following ...
April 27, 2016
Dontre Hamilton's family sues city, police over 2014 death
The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown ...
April 26, 2016
'Sister Wives' family asks court to reconsider bigamy ruling
The polygamous family from the TV show "Sister Wives" is asking an appeals court to re-consider a decision that upheld Utah's ...
April 26, 2016
High court sides with police officer in free speech case
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a New Jersey police officer who was demoted after his boss mistakenly believed he was ...
March 31, 2016
Ex-judge fined $5,000 for ordering defendant shocked
A former Maryland judge who ordered a defendant to be physically shocked in his courtroom was sentenced Thursday to ...