Court decisions

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. Justice Department attorneys and the Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline say the U.S. government shutdown shouldn't delay a court hearing on a judge's decision to halt construction. Justice Department attorney Bridget McNeil said in a court filing Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, that federal attorneys' participation in the hearing next Monday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls isn't necessary. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 5:01 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown may prevent Justice Department attorneys from going before a Montana judge next week to ask him to lift his hold on Keystone XL oil pipeline construction. But the federal attorneys and the Canadian company that wants to build the pipeline say their...
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Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 07, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career. Spacey's court appearance came more than a year after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the state Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. The high court on Monday declined a request from the state of Connecticut to hear the case. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 07, 2019 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, who lived across the street from the Skakel family in...
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January 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan. Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, and the justices said Friday...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walk from the West Wing to speak to reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama's health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party's effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers...
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January 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon's effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won't change who can serve or enlist at this point. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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January 04, 2019 - 8:23 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has acquitted a former minister of malfeasance and influence-peddling in connection with residence permits granted to investors from outside the European Union. The court in Lisbon said Friday it was not proven that former Interior Minister Miguel Macedo...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, the website is photographed in Washington. The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage next year under the Obama health law, even as supporters of the law appealed a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 03, 2019 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, the government said Thursday, reflecting steady enrollment as supporters of the law appealed a recent court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare...
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January 03, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has upheld criminal charges alleging former Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person accepted bribes from a financial adviser to steer athletes his way. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said there was enough evidence to let the case against Person and Atlanta clothier...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey participates in the speaker series in New York. Lawyers for Spacey are asking a judge to excuse the actor from a Jan. 7, 2019 hearing in Nantucket, Mass. The 59-year-old Oscar winner is charged with felony indecent assault and battery. Prosecutors, who allege Spacey groped an 18-year-old man in a Nantucket restaurant in 2016, asked the judge to deny the motion. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 5:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor had argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 arraignment at the Nantucket...
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