By DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) 04/23 — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year’s Parkland school shooting.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) 04/11 — A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — More than a million high-capacity ammunition magazines flooded into California during a one-week window created when a federal judge temporarily threw out the state’s ban,
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) 04/04 — A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be “known or suspected terrorists.”
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/30 — High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.
DETROIT (AP) 03/28 — Police believe a man charged with possessing 10 pounds of heroin and 4 pounds of cocaine has fled to Mexico after a Detroit-area judge required him to pay a bond of just $200.Read more »
By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 03/28 — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/28 — A 19-time felon suspected of escaping from authorities, getting shot by Las Vegas police and leading a wild chase in a stolen truck stood before a judge the next day,
By AMANDA SEITZ and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/26 — Infuriating Chicago’s mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the “Empire”
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 03/22 — New York state’s ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/20 — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor’s decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate’s jury in a murder trial.
By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/18 — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington,
By MARK SHERMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying.
By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State lost a first round on Monday in a legal fight to return to the U.S.
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 03/02 — About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren’t doing enough to work with federal immigration agents,
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 02/28 — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo,
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) 02/22 — A federal magistrate on Friday ordered the government to disclose to him and to plaintiffs’
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/20 — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states,
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) 02/11 — Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won’t enforce the state’s sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.