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Fisherman Gets Year in Prison for Illegal HarvestingA Tilghman Island fisherman has been sentenced to a year in prison for illegally harvesting and selling more than 185,000 pounds of striped bass.
Federal Court: Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban is UnconstitutionalAn appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Orders US To Pay Conservative Group $50K A federal court has ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to a conservative group that says confidential information from its tax returns about its donors was published on the website of a political opponent.
Ex-Virginia Governor Makes 1st Remarks Since IndictmentFormer Gov. Bob McDonnell was greeted with applause from several hundred Virginia Republicans at a political cookout.
Rulings Tuesday In Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell's Corruption Case A judge says he'll rule Tuesday on key defense requests in the federal corruption prosecution of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
2 Confirmed as Judges in Federal Court in Maryland The U.S. Senate has confirmed two men to serve as judges on U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Restaurant Owner, Son Plead Guilty in Taxi CaseA politically connected restaurant owner from Washington's Chinatown neighborhood and his son have pleaded guilty to making illegal payments to the head of the city's taxicab commission.
Report: Immigrants Getting Better At Fighting DeportationsNearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, says study.
Court Hearing Set Over Gay Marriage Ban In Va.A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.
Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell's Pre-Trial Talks Limited A federal judge is limiting what former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, can discuss with friends and family before their trial on corruption charges.
Insane Clown Posse Sues Feds Over Gang Label The Insane Clown Posse sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the rap-metal duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished reputations and hurt business.
US: Russian Diplomats Cheated Health Care, Medicaid ProgramMore than a dozen Russian diplomats and their spouses living in New York City have been charged in a $1.5 million fraud of a government health program for the poor.
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