Detroit was given the go ahead to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday, Dec. 3. United States Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes handed down his 140-page ruling to the chagrin of unions and pensioners in that once prosperous city.
...predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months. The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring. Lawmakers...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge called lawyers together from both sides of a North Dakota death penalty case and urged them on Monday to work together to avoid unnecessary delays. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A deeply split federal appeals court restored Minnesota's restrictions on fundraising and endorsements by judicial candidates on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision that held the state's rules unconstitutional on free-speech grounds. A plurality of judges on the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to overturn a 2-1 ruling by a three-judge appeals panel in 2010. Five judges signed the main opinion, two signed concurrences, and a total of five signed two separate dissents.
Just as middle-aged parents look back at their high school photos in disbelief, there's often occasion to look back at government policies and wonder how such notions could have existed in the United States.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota woman is appealing the rulings that went against her in a music downloading case.Attorneys for Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Brainerd filed a notice of appeal Friday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Last month U.S. District Judge Michael Davis reduced the amount of money Thomas-Rasset must pay for willfully violating the copyrights of 24 songs.Davis ruled that the $1.5 million penalty imposed by a jury was unreasonable, and that Thomas-Rasset should instead pay $54,000.
NEW YORK - The city succeeded in unmasking the Ku Klux Klan for a weekend rally when a federal appeals court ruled that it could refuse to permit the event if participants insisted on wearing their masks.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury's decision that Grain Land Cooperative breached its contract with a farmer by demanding he deliver corn promised...
A long-running Minnesota fishing dispute was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 24 when the court upheld the fishing and hunting rights of the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, as spelled out in an 1837 treaty.
That's the interest for each day that payment is not made by the state for the court-ordered $3.95 million legal bill for eight Chippewa bands in the long treaty rights dispute.
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