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Judge Says Kansas Secretary of State Has to Take Classes

June 20, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of US citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by US District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State…
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Judge Affirms 5-Year Sentence for Casting Illegal Vote

June 14, 2018 |

Civil rights advocates see this as a tale of two voters. Crystal Mason, who is black, was sentenced to five years in prison for casting a ballot in Tarrant County, Texas, in 2016 while being a felon under supervision. Terri Lynn Rote, who is white, was sentenced to two years’…
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Judge clears AT&T purchase of Time Warner, creating entertainment colossus

June 13, 2018 |

A federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for AT&T Inc.’s $ 85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., creating an entertainment colossus that promises to reshape the media business.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in the biggest antitrust case of the century is expected to pave the way…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Rules AT&T Can Acquire Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled AT&T can proceed with its planned acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the Justice Department’s allegations that the deal would suppress competition in the pay-TV industry.
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Judge OKs AT&T Merger With Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

After a six-week trial, a federal judge on Tuesday said AT&T’s $ 85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, approving the merger with no conditions, CNBC reports. The Justice Department sued to block the merger last year; the judge’s decision rejects the government’s argument that the merger will hurt…
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Meek Mill’s Push to Remove Judge Brinkley Shot Down by PA Supreme Court

June 12, 2018 |

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is denying Meek Mill’s motion to have Judge Brinkley removed from his case … at least until after his next hearing. The state’s Supreme Court justices were split on the matter — 3 denied it, 3 supported it … but…

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Brock Turner Judge Is First Recalled in Decades

June 6, 2018 |

Tuesday was a big day for primaries, with votes held in eight states, but one of the day’s biggest results involved a judge, not a lawmaker. Voters in California have ousted Aaron Persky, the judge who sentenced former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious…
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Judge approves a $142-million settlement over the Wells Fargo accounts scandal, calling it ‘rough justice’

May 30, 2018 |

Wells Fargo & Co. customers who didn’t consent to having 3.5 million accounts created by bankers trying to hit sales quotas are finally getting what amounts to an “imperfect solution.”

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria agreed Wednesday to issue final approval for a $ 142-million class-action accord…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Makes Historic Ruling on Woman Held by ‘Cult’

May 27, 2018 |

Kendra Ross mustered the courage to run for her life six years ago, and now could be a multi-millionaire. A judge awarded Ross $ 8 million in damages Wednesday for 10 years she was forced to clean, cook, and care for children in a Kansas group that court documents are calling…
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Judge to Tweeter-in-Chief: Blocking Is Unconstitutional

May 24, 2018 |

President Donald Trump violates the US Constitution’s First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday. US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a subordinate to stop the practice of blocking critics from…
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