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  • Federal judge: Vt. nuclear plant can remain open

    January 20, 2012 9:44 AM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's only nuclear plant can remain open beyond its originally scheduled shutdown date this year, despite the state's efforts to close the 40-year-old reactor, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro is a win for the Vermont... more »
  • Federal judge: biofuels deal was a scam

    July 25, 2011 6:39 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge agrees with regulators' charges against a man who claimed a revolutionary process to more than double fuel production from soybeans without waste. District Judge David Bramlette's summary judgment against John Rivera affirmed charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, without a... more »
  • Federal Judge: Disabled Can Bring Suit to Trial

    May 19, 2011 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging state budget cuts to home-based care for some elderly and disabled individuals. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady rejected the Department of Health and Hospital efforts to avoid a trial in the case, which alleges... more »
  • Congress to Impeach LA Federal Judge

    September 13, 2010 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge from Louisiana is corrupt and unfit to serve on the bench, House members said Monday as they began a rare congressional impeachment trial by laying out their case against the jurist. Playing the role of prosecutors, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,... more »
  • Federal Judge OKs Extension in Lafayette Sex Trial

    August 10, 2010 7:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a continuance in the scheduled trial of a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime. The U.S. District Judge Richard Haik signed the order Friday, but it was not published until Monday. The order was in response to a... more »
  • Federal Judge Overturned California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    August 4, 2010 5:22 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America, according to a person close to the case. Chief U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Federal Judge Tries to Streamline Oil Spill Suits

    July 3, 2010 4:54 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans is trying to streamline the legal process for more than 30 lawsuits arising from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. An order filed this week from U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier temporarily consolidates the lawsuits for pretrial purposes.... more »

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