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10 months 3 weeks ago

Court upholds 1st ban on gay-to-straight therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation's first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors...

1 year 1 month ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

3 years 10 months ago

Groups allied to GOP boost their fundraising

New freedom from fundraising restrictions established by the Supreme Court are paying off for at least some Republican-allied groups. Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican strategists have raised a combined $32 million, creating a parallel and unofficial Republican campaign to defeat Democrats in November....

3 years 10 months ago

Court throws out $926 million Rocky Flats award

A federal appeals court threw out a jury verdict and a $926 million award to thousands of Colorado homeowners in a lawsuit involving plutonium contamination from a now-defunct nuclear weapons plant. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday that homeowners failed to...

3 years 11 months ago

Judge to issue mystery ruling in Lohan case

A court official says the judge handling Lindsay Lohan's criminal case plans to issue an unspecified ruling in the case a day before her attorneys are due in court. Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Monday that Judge Elden Fox plans to issue the ruling Tuesday afternoon....

3 years 11 months ago

Judge overturns California gay marriage ban

A federal judge overturned California's gay marriage ban Wednesday with an unequivocal ruling that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's strongly worded opinion in the landmark case -...

4 years 1 month ago

Spotted owl decision upheld in court

An appeals court says a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate 8.6 million acres in four Western states as critical habitat for an endangered owl will stand. Friday's decision by a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a 2008 ruling by a federal judge...

4 years 2 months ago

Sexually dangerous can be kept in prison

The Supreme Court says federal officials can indefinitely hold inmates considered "sexually dangerous" after their prison terms are complete. The high court on Monday reversed a lower court decision that said Congress overstepped its authority in allowing indefinite detentions of considered "sexually dangerous." The challenge was brought by four...

4 years 8 months ago

Denver judge overturns medical pot ruling

A Denver judge has overturned a state health board ruling that narrowed the definition of who can supply medical marijuana. Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves said Tuesday that the order adopted by the health board on Nov. 3 is "invalid and void." A state health department official said she...

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