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Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

...contribution limits."The issue is a very new issue. This is the first decision of its kind," Bopp said.U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena used the pre-Citizens United standard in determining there was a state interest for...
Judge won't block plan to kill cormorants to save salmon the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Corps said Wildlife Services will manage the killing. The plan also calls for destroying 26,000 nests on East Sand Island. The decision came Friday from U.S. District Judge Michael Simon.
Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

...allow the bombing victims to move on with their lives without having to read about years of death penalty appeals. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. will formally impose the sentence at a later date during a hearing in which bombing victims...
Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones

...prevent Greenpeace USA activists from endangering company workers and themselves.An attorney for Greenpeace told U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason that Shell's request would usurp the maritime authority Congress gave to the Coast Guard and harm...

...Department regulations requiring overtime and minimum wage protection for 2 million home health care workers.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon had scrapped part of the rules in December, and Wednesday he completed the process.In his decision...
Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

...that could restrict or prohibit development of the Pebble Mine, a federal judge says.The action comes after U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland last month restrained the EPA from taking any action toward a possible decision to veto a mine...

...copper, gold, silver and other minerals. The Forest Service also approved conditions of those permits in 2012. U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez found that the federal agencies violated environmental laws in approving the permits.The drilling...

...print - thought to be up to 190 million years old - into the Colorado River.In court Monday, the Moab man told U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball he regretted pulling up the 150-pound piece of sandstone."I don't have a lot to say," Ehlers...
Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

...Alaska was among the first states where residents approved constitutional prohibitions to same-sex marriage.U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down the ban put in place by Alaska voters in 1998 limiting marriage to one man...
Supreme Court denies Alaska's request for stay

...paragraph from the court said. The denial means gay couples in Alaska that have licenses could start getting married. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down the ban put in place by Alaska voters in 1998 limiting marriage to one man...


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