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Federal judge upholds Arizona identity theft laws

NEWS SCAN A federal judge ruled  that two Arizona identity theft laws used to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace raids did not have discriminatory purpose and will remain on the books. US District Court Judge David Campbell’s ruling follows a 2014 lawsuit brought by civil-rights


Federal judge suspends Michigan ban on ‘ballot selfies’

NEWS SCAN A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson  from enforcing a ban against “ballot selfies” on election day. The state statute made the act of posting and displaying one’s ballot a misdemeanor offense, thereby prohibiting state residents from taking pictures


Federal judge gives preliminary approval to Volkswagen settlement

NEWS SCAN A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday gave preliminary approval  to a $15 billion settlement between German automaker Volkswagen AG and the US Environmental Protection Agency , California officials and consumers. Judge Charles Breyer’s ruling allows attorneys to begin gathering information from nearly 500,000