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Maldives’ Chief Justice, Supreme Court judge arrested

Two Supreme Court judges, including the Chief Justice, were arrested early Tuesday hours after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation increasingly in turmoil in the days since the court ordered several jailed politicians to be freed. The 15-day emergency

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MILITARY ACTION AGAINST MUGABE WAS LEGAL – JUDGE

The Associated Press is reporting that High Court judge George Chiweshe has ruled that the military’s actions “in intervening to stop the takeover” of Mugabe’s constitutional functions by those around him are constitutionally permissible and lawful. The military stepped in almost two weeks ago after Mugabe’s firing

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Texas judge accused of pointing gun in road rage

A South Texas judge has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he tried to run another vehicle off the road and pointed a gun at its occupants. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports state District Judge Guy Williams was indicted Friday on two counts of aggravated assault with

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Federal judge stops Dallas from removing Lee statue

Judge Sidney Fitzwater of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a temporary restraining order [text] on Wednesday prohibiting Dallas, Texas, officials from removing a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee. The restraining order came after the Dallas City Council  voted13 to 1 on Wednesday to

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Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas anti-sanctuary cities bill

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Wednesday temporarily blocked  the implementation and enforcement of Texas Senate Bill 4 ) which sought to ban so-called “sanctuary cities.” Judge Orlando Garcia enjoined the state of Texas from enforcing, endorsing or otherwise implementing

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Judge throws out Sarah Palin lawsuit against New York Times

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin brought against the New York Times over an editorial. Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Tuesday there were a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Palin that were rapidly corrected. He says

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Federal judge strikes down Obama-era ban on air conditioning chemical

NEWS SCAN A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia struck down an Obama-era rule that banned certain gases from being used in air conditioning and refrigeration appliances. The court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) cannot ban these chemicals under a Clean Air Act  provision,