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Judge refuses to use Redskins name in ruling

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has joined the ranks of those refusing to use the Washington Redskins’ nickname. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte issued a pretrial ruling last week in a lawsuit against the team in which ...

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Judge: Decision in A-Rod suit must be public

NEW YORK — A federal judge said Alex Rodriguez cannot file portions of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s decision under seal as part of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the one-year suspension from baseball given to the New York Yankees third baseman. ...

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Government scolded over immigrant documents

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods. U.S. District ...

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Federal judge rules NSA surveillance legal

NEW YORK — Citing the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal judge ruled Friday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is legal, a valuable tool in the nation’s arsenal to fight terrorism that “only ...

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Judge’s word on NSA program won’t be the last

This file photo shows the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal judge says the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.  AP Images

WASHINGTON — A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won’t be the last word on the issue. U.S. ...

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Judge gives OK for Kodak bankruptcy plan

Eastman Kodak Co. Headquarters is shown in this file photo. On Tuesday, attorneys for Kodak asked a federal bankruptcy judge to approve its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 protection as a smaller company. AP Images

NEW YORK — A federal judge has approved Kodak’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection. Judge Allan Gropper’s ruling paves the way for the photography pioneer to emerge from court oversight as a new company focused on commercial and packaging ...

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Judge rips opposition to Plan B order

NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York City has accused the government of playing politics with his order giving teenage girls broader access to morning-after birth control. At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman suggested ...

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Judge makes morning-after pill available to all

Pictured is the Plan B One-Step tablet, one of the brands known as the “morning-after pill.” A federal judge ruled Friday that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill are “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” and must end within 30 days. AP Images

WASHINGTON — In a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration, a federal judge ruled Friday that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill are “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” and must end within 30 days. The ruling by U.S. ...

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