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Senator: Drop Nomination Of Controversial Judge

President Barack Obama’s controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party.

09/22/2014

A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Orders IRS To Explain Lost Emails

A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.

07/10/2014

A Nebraska federal judge says the Hobby Lobby decision has eroded confidence in the judicial system and divided the American public along partisan lines. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Says Supreme Court Needs To ‘STFU’

Nebraska federal judge Richard George Kopf says the Hobby Lobby ruling has eroded trust in the Supreme Court.

07/08/2014

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of the American public says religion is influence in the U.S. as a divide between the religiously affiliated and those without religion continue to widen.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Carroll County Will Comply With Judge’s Prayer Order

The Carroll County Commissioners say they’ll reluctantly obey a federal judge’s order barring them from starting their public meetings with sectarian prayers.

04/08/2014

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Warns Government Against ‘Trying To Hide’ Immigrant Docs From ACLU

A federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.

12/30/2013

File photo of ground beef patties. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Refuses To Block New Meat Industry Label Rules

A federal judge has refused to block new rules that require the meat industry to include specific information about the origin of their products on labels. Industry groups say they’ll continue fighting.

09/12/2013

Lance Armstrong is urging a federal judge to dismiss the Justice Department's False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Armstrong Urges Federal Judge To Dismiss Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong is urging a federal judge to dismiss the Justice Department’s False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations.

07/23/2013

A federal judge finds "disconcerting" the Obama administration's position that courts have no role in a lawsuit over drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fed Judge: Obama Administration Stance On Drone Suit ‘Disconcerting’

A federal judge finds “disconcerting” the Obama administration’s position that courts have no role in a lawsuit over drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen.

07/19/2013

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Judge Upholds Law Meant To Keep Minors Out Of Porn

A federal law requiring pornography producers to verify performers are at least 18 years of age withstood an industry challenge Thursday after a federal judge rejected arguments the measure imposes burdensome record-keeping requirements that chill free speech.

07/18/2013

A copy of the judge's conclusions on Microsoft shown here at the Justice Department April 3, 2000. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, now deceased, ruled that Microsoft violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and could also be liable under state anticompetition laws. (Photo by Mark Wilson)

U.S. Judge In Microsoft Antitrust Case Dies At 76

Thomas Penfield Jackson, who as a federal judge in Washington presided over a historic Microsoft antitrust case and the drug possession trial of former Mayor Marion Barry, has died.

06/16/2013

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