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Cash-Strapped Illinois: Can’t Do the ‘Impossible’ on Paying

The 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.


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Judge Rebuffs East St. Louis Bid to Retake Housing Authority

A federal judge has blocked an effort by East St. Louis to regain control of its public housing agency.


Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown walk down the street on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.


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New York Times Tips Hat To Judge Ronnie White

St. Louis’ newest federal judge is already the subject of an editorial in The New York Times.


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Federal Judge Wants Legal Arguments In Gun Dispute

Gun rights advocates are seeking to do away with the mandated six-month waiting period.


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Federal Judge Refuses To Block Kan. Abortion Rules

A 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.



Judge Blocks Mo. Insurance Law On Birth Control

Ruling overturns lawmakers’ override of Gov. Nixon’s veto.


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