PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 04/20 — An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.Read more »
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 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.
CHICAGO (AP) 03/04 — A Chicago police officer says in a lawsuit filed Monday that his bosses retaliated against him for refusing to change a police report to list a sergeant who shot and wounded an unarmed,Read more »
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,
BOISE, Idaho (AP) 02/02 — A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado,Read more »
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/23 — New York City police officers charged a transgender woman with “false personation” and used pink handcuffs to mock her after they arrested her for walking through a park after hours,
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/22 — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 12/10 — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S.,Read more »
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/28 — Baltimore filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against the Trump administration alleging that “unlawful” efforts altering a State Department policy are restricting visa applicants and deterring law-abiding immigrants from claiming public assistance.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) 09/29 — The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog last year as she was taking out her trash,
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MICHAEL BIESECKER and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/30 — Julie Swetnick, one of the women who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 07/28 — A federal appeals court on Friday allowed supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to proceed with a lawsuit alleging they were beaten after San Jose police steered them into a crowd of anti-Trump protesters.
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/25 — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.
By The Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 06/25 — The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.Read more »
By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) 06/19 — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 05/30 — Police in Ohio’s capital city say two officers who fatally shot a black man last summer followed department policy on using force.Read more »