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Va. Judge Who Denied Inmate’s State-Funded Sex Change Dies

U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.

07/07/2014

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Senate OKs First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge

The Senate for the first time confirmed an openly gay black man to become a top-level federal judge. By a 98-0 vote Tuesday, senators approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Darrin Gayles to join a district court in Florida.

06/17/2014

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Judge Releases DC Officer Facing Felony Charge

A judge has released from jail a D.C. police officer charged with threatening to kidnap or injure his girlfriend.

05/11/2014

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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.

05/01/2014

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Prince George’s Judge to Lead Maryland District Court

A judge from Prince George’s County will take over this spring as the top judge of Maryland District Court.

04/14/2014

The RQ-180 drone under development could enter military service in 2015. (Credit: Aviation Week)

Suit Over Deadly Drone Strikes Is Tossed By Judge

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

04/05/2014

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Chris Brown’s Lawyers Want Judge to Dismiss Assault Case

Singer Chris Brown’s lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he’s facing in Washington, D.C.

03/27/2014

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Judge: Va. Death Row Procedures Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that Virginia cannot automatically hold prisoners convicted of capital murder on “death row,” where the harsh conditions and solitary confinement amount to an unconstitutional denial of due process.

01/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling deadline at Martha's Table in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14, 2013, as the crisis over a US government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff continues into the third week of the shutdown. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Advances Third Nominee to Key Appeals Court

The Senate on Thursday advanced a key judicial nominee of President Barack Obama, an appointment that would complete a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s second most powerful court.

01/09/2014

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D.C. Superior Court Adds 2 New Magistrate Judges

Two new magistrate judges have been appointed to serve on the D.C. Superior Court.

12/24/2013

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