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A federal judge this morning blocked several provisions of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect.
WASHINGTON - Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals judge Wednesday after a ferocious four-year battle, a personal triumph that also marked a victory for President Bush in his drive to install conservatives on the nation's highest courts.
May 25, 2005
Judicial nominee Priscilla Owen meets with President Bush in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday.
TUCSON - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the state from implementing Proposition 200, at least for the next three weeks.
December 1, 2004
Hector Villagra of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund talks Tuesday outside the DeConcini Federal Courthouse in Tucson. CHRIS RICHARDS, ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Three new federal bankruptcy judges have been appointed for Arizona.
All federal judges in Arizona have recused themselves from hearing the case against the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and four other federal employees.
An order issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver says the impartiality of the Arizona judges could be questioned given that one of people killed in the shooting was U.S. District Judge John Roll of Tucson.
Roll was the chief federal judge for Arizona.
Alex Kozinski, chief judge for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will appoint a judge from outside Arizona to hear the case.
Jared Loughner faces federal charges of trying to assassinate Giffords, killing Roll and a Giffords staffer and wounding two other Giffords staffers.
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge overturned California's gay marriage ban Wednesday with an unequivocal ruling that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.
A federal judge will hear arguments July 22 on the request by the U.S. Department of Justice to block Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect.
Federal appeals court judges are in Arizona to hear arguments at law schools at Arizona State University in Tempe and the University of Arizona in Tucson.
NEW YORK - The sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast was charged as an adult Tuesday with piracy after a prosecutor said he gave wildly varying ages for himself but finally admitted he was 18.
Police and FBI agents escort the Somali pirate suspect U.S. officials identified as Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse into FBI headquarters in New York on Monday, April 20, 2009.
A federal judge late Friday voided a key provision of the state's system of publicly financed elections.
SAN FRANCISCO - A judge has tossed out a lawsuit by an Islamic organization that accused the Bush administration of illegally wiretapping its telephones without warrants.
A federal judge has thrown out efforts by Ralph Nader and his supporters to sue the Democratic National Committee and its allies for its efforts to force him off the 2004 Arizona ballot.
A federal judge is raising some last-minute questions about Arizona’s new employer sanctions law that could provide the grounds for him to declare it unconstitutional.
NEW YORK - Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley, who as a young lawyer represented Martin Luther King Jr. and played a pivotal role in the nation's civil rights struggle, has died. She was 84.
Judge Constance Baker Motley stands in her chambers at Federal court in New York, in this 2004 file photo.