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Indiana secretary of state appeals ruling for US Senate candidate seeking GOP nod

Dec. 08, 2023 20:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana secretary of state is appealing a ruling that a law stipulating voting requirements for a candidate's party affiliation is unconstitutional in a decision that lifted the hopes of a U.S. Senate hopeful who wants to run as a Republican. The Indiana...

Federal judge prohibits separating migrant families at US border for 8 years

Dec. 08, 2023 18:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited the separation of families at the border for purposes of deterring immigration for eight years, preemptively blocking resumption of a lightning-rod, Trump-era policy that the former president hasn’t ruled out if voters return him to the...

West Virginia appeals court reverses $7M jury award in Ford lawsuit involving woman's crash death

Dec. 08, 2023 17:35 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An appeals court in West Virginia on Friday reversed a $7 million award in a product liability lawsuit against the Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Ford Mustang was involved in a fiery crash. The West Virginia Intermediate Court of...

Tennessee Supreme Court blocks decision to redraw state's Senate redistricting maps

Dec. 08, 2023 17:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court on Friday temporarily blocked a lower court's decision that lawmakers must redraw the state's Senate maps in a ruling that means the current legislative districts will likely remain in place for the 2024 elections. Late last month,...

Pregnant woman in Kentucky sues for the right to get an abortion

Dec. 08, 2023 16:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pregnant woman in Kentucky filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the right to an abortion, the second legal challenge in days to sweeping abortion bans that have taken hold in more than a dozen U.S. states since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year. The suit,...

Judge orders 8-year ban on policies to separate children from parents who cross the US border illegally, ending lawsuit

Dec. 08, 2023 16:39 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Judge orders 8-year ban on policies to separate children from parents who cross the US border illegally, ending lawsuit.

Massachusetts attorney general files civil rights lawsuit against white nationalist group

Dec. 08, 2023 13:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing a white nationalist group of civil rights violations, saying it repeatedly subjected LGBTQ+ events and facilities sheltering migrant families to intimidation and harassment. The complaint filed Thursday...

Man freed after 11 years in prison sues St. Louis and detectives who worked his case

Dec. 08, 2023 11:43 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who spent 11 years behind bars for a killing before his conviction was overturned is suing the city and detectives who worked on his case, claiming the conviction for a crime he didn't commit violated his constitutional rights. Lamont D. Cambell's...

Indiana judge rules in favor of US Senate candidate seeking GOP nomination

Dec. 08, 2023 09:47 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county judge ruled Thursday a contested state law that stipulates voting requirements for candidates' party affiliation is unconstitutional, dealing a win to a U.S. Senate hopeful who is seeking to run as a Republican in the primary. The Marion...

Texas judge grants pregnant woman permission to get an abortion despite state’s ban

Dec. 08, 2023 09:09 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Thursday gave a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge over bans that more than a dozen states have enacted since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The lawsuit by Kate Cox, a...