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Texas governor's order on limiting ballot drop-off boxes squashed

A federal judge shot down a Texas proclamation limiting each county in the state to just one ballot drop-off location in this year’s elections, handing Democrats a key win in a competitive state.

Canada joins Trump in criticizing the blocking of KXL pipeline

Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling on Thursday that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Federal judge blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

The future of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline has been thrown into doubt after a federal judge in Montana blocked its construction, saying the Trump administration approved it after an incomplete analysis.

North Dakota tribe's request to stop work on pipeline denied

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's battle with the Army Corps of Engineers has been ramped up after a federal judge ruled in favor of the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction continuing.

Reviewers on Yelp are not employees, says Federal judge

A Federal judge has decided that reviewers on Yelp, a site that allows customers to review businesses, are not employees of Yelp.

Delaware cop charged with kicking suspect in face; video released

Dover - Delaware police released dashboard camera footage of an incident in 2013 that shows an officer allegedly kicking a black man in the face, knocking him out and breaking his jaw.

Florida clerks won't license same-sex marriages amid legal woes

Orlando - Worried about being arrested, a majority of Florida's 67 court clerks won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on January 6, the Associated Press reports. Why are the clerks holding back?

Judge orders IRS to find lost e-mails related to Tea Party event

Washington - U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan oversaw the case and ordered the Internal Revenue Service to explain how they had managed to lose the information. He also ordered authorities to search for the e-mails from other sources as well.

Judge: Ottawa acted in bad faith calling ex-librarian 'terrorist'

Ottawa - A judge ruled the federal government acted in bad faith when labeling former Toronto librarian’s assistant Douglas Gary Freeman a "terrorist"and connecting him to the Black Panther party.

U.S. District Court orders tobacco companies to admit deception

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that major tobacco companies in the United States must publicly admit they intentionally deceived the public about the dangers of cigarettes.

Obama health care law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

Washington - A federal judge's unconstitutional ruling on Monday, January 31, is the latest challenge in an ongoing debate regarding U.S. President Barrack Obama's healthcare reform plan.

Op-Ed: First U.S. Judge Charged With Fed Sex Crimes Sentenced to Prison

The amount of punishment meted out to a U.S. Federal judge for violation of sex crimes was in a word...underwhelming.

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