Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward....
Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma
SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies - black civil rights marchers and white Civil War re-enactors who refuse to pay thousands in fees to hold their events....
Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he's guilty....
Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision 'a disaster'
Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a longstanding custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm that posed to inmates....
President Trump revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of his predecessor. President Obama last May gave the bathroom directive to public schools for transgender students threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply. The Trump administration rescinded those guidelines arguing states and public schools should make their own decisions without federal interference. Transgender legal advocates criticized the states' rights argument, saying it's a civil rights issue under the purview of federal government enforcement.
Do you agree with the court's decision to have removed the Ten Commandments monument from outside a local high school gymnasium?