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Lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests goes before judge

Aug. 19, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston is hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the arrest of immigrants seeking legal residency through marriage. The Monday hearing will address the government's arguments to dismiss the class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

Aug. 18, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. A...

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

Aug. 18, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by a group of civil rights...

Man's family suing Charlotte police over fatal shooting

Aug. 18, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover North Carolina police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing the officer involved of negligence in the death. The family of Josue Javier Diaz filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of Charlotte and the officer...

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Aug. 17, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act...

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

Aug. 17, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. Trump has been fighting multiple lawsuits that argue that...

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

Aug. 17, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species....

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

Aug. 17, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax. Attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a...

News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law

Aug. 17, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — News outlets filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads. The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and several newspapers,...

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him was not sexual and that affectionate emails they exchanged were just "gay-coded" correspondence. Professor Avita Ronell, a world-renowned...