December 4, 2014
by Emelina Perez
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Florida law mandating welfare applicants undergo drug tests before receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law, which applied to all applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was enacted in July 2011 ...[read more]
June 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Defense lawyers for the alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Friday requested that the court allow for worldwide broadcast of the Guantanamo trial, instead of limited broadcast in the Pentagon. Lawyers asked the military court judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, to ...[read more]
November 3, 2011
by Katherine Getty
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Wednesday threw out a fine levied by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against CBS. The $550,000 fine was issued as a result of the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl. The Third Circuit ...[read more]
September 9, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 9, 2010, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) was justified in prohibiting sexually active gay males from donating blood. In 2002, Kyle Freeman falsely denied having had sex with other men and subsequently donated blood that tested positive for ...[read more]
March 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 15, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a record $3.6 million fine against CBS stations and affiliates for violating decency standards by airing a graphic sex scene during a broadcast. The proposal levied the maximum fine of $32,500 against dozens of stations and ...[read more]
September 10, 2010
by Megan McKee
An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is justified in prohibiting sexually active gay males from donating blood. In 2002, Kyle Freeman falsely denied having had sex with other men and subsequently donated blood that tested positive for syphilis. CBS ...[read more]
July 12, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
US Attorney General Eric Holder said during an interview Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue monitoring the effects of Arizona's recently passed immigration bill and would consider filing a second lawsuit if implementation of the bill had a "racial ...[read more]
July 11, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
US Attorney General Eric Holder said during an interview Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that no final decision has been reached as to whether accused 9/11 conspirators, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried in civilian court or by military tribunal. Holder stated that the main goal of ...[read more]
June 19, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to file a lawsuit challenging Arizona's controversial immigration legislation, according to media reports Friday. Senior officials for the Obama administration are said to have confirmed the DOJ's intent after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton menti... ...[read more]
June 18, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A Utah firing squad executed inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner on Friday, after the US Supreme Court failed to stay the execution. The execution comes as the first of its kind in the US in 14 years, and only the third since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Gardner was permitted to ...[read more]

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