Judge Orders Illinois to Pay More Toward Medicaid BillsA federal judge has ordered the state of Illinois to pay $286 million more toward Medicaid bills every month and an additional $1 billion during the next year.
Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Michael Brown's DeathMichael Brown Sr. and his ex-wife, Lezley McSpadden, sued the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson in 2015.
Judge Blocks Missouri Abortion-Restricting RulesSachs said then his ruling would invalidate Missouri's requirements that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and that clinics meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.
Federal Judge Defers Ruling on Missouri Abortion RulesPlanned Parenthood pressed a federal judge Tuesday to block abortion-restricting Missouri rules similar to Texas ones struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
St. Louis Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Over False ArrestMichael J. Banks alleged in the suit that then-officer Reginald Williams punched and robbed him of $1,100 during the arrest in 2002.
Court: Birth Control Mandate Violates Religious RightsA federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.
Cash-Strapped Illinois: Can't Do the 'Impossible' on PayingThe state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible'' amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
Judge Rebuffs East St. Louis Bid to Retake Housing AuthorityA federal judge has blocked an effort by East St. Louis to regain control of its public housing agency.
Federal Judge Rules Against Ferguson '5-Second Rule'U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry ruled that protesters who are not violating statutes, ordinances, or regulations are free to protest on the public sidewalks of Ferguson.
New York Times Tips Hat To Judge Ronnie WhiteSt. Louis' newest federal judge is already the subject of an editorial in The New York Times.
Federal Judge Wants Legal Arguments In Gun DisputeGun rights advocates are seeking to do away with the mandated six-month waiting period.
Federal Judge Refuses To Block Kan. Abortion RulesA federal judge in Kansas has refused to temporarily block a new state law requiring that abortion provider websites link to a state site with information the providers dispute.

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