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Judge skeptical toward anti-terror law argument

NEW YORK — A federal judge says she is “extremely skeptical” that a lawsuit can succeed in striking down a law giving the government wide powers to regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.   Judge Katherine Forrest ...

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Federal judge from NC held court in combat zones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge is back in North Carolina after a seven-month assignment bringing justice to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Charlotte Observer reports that U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney kept his 9 mm pistol holstered ...

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Federal judge upholds NY motorcycle checkpoints

ALBANY — A federal judge has rejected motorcyclists’ claims that their constitutional rights were violated by New York State Police highway checkpoints that stopped thousands of riders and ticketed many of them. The main focus of the 2008 statewide initiative ...

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Judge challenges $285M Citigroup settlement

NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York is casting doubt on the fairness of a $285 million settlement that Citigroup reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan scheduled a Nov. 9 hearing on the deal announced earlier this month.

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Judge questions images for cigarette packages

WASHINGTON — A federal judge is expressing doubts about whether the government can force tobacco companies to post graphic images on their cigarette packages showing the health effects of smoking.

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Federal judge lightens case load at age 103

WICHITA, Kan. — A 103-year-old federal judge still serving on the bench in Kansas is lightening his case load. The law clerk for U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown confirmed Thursday that the judge is removing himself from the draw for assignment of new criminal cases.

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