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Christopher Tappin

Briton gets 33 months for weapons-to-Iran plot

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a British businessman to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran.

01/09/2013

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Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Mich. firm

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino’s Pizza doesn’t have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.

01/01/2013

Famed architect gets 6 months for drug smuggling

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A highly acclaimed architect was sentenced to six months in prison for trying to enter the U.S. with nearly 13 pounds of cocaine hidden in his minivan’s battery.

12/10/2012

Senator Ted W. Lieu (Photo credit: sd28.senate.ca.gov/)

Calif. gay therapy ban sparks competing rulings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations of gay minors violates the Constitution. The measure remains clear to take effect on Jan.1.

12/04/2012

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Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge is ordering tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and to disclose smoking’s health effects, including the death of 1,200 people […]

11/27/2012

Hobby Lobby asks judge to block health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An arts and craft supply company says part of the new federal health care law should be blocked because it requires coverage for morning-after and week-after birth control pills. Hobby Lobby […]

11/01/2012

Minister wins lawsuit over signature gathering

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The state of Montana has acknowledged that a century-old law limiting the speech of clergy about candidates and ballot issues is unconstitutional. The Billings Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Richard […]

10/08/2012

Judge: Police to enforce Ariz. immigration law now

PHOENIX (AP) – A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state’s immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called “show […]

09/18/2012

Judge grants sex change for Mass. murder convict

BOSTON (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. Michelle Kosilek was born male but has received […]

09/04/2012

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