LOS ANGELES — Internet radio leader Pandora has won a court battle with the music publishing society known as ASCAP that could help it lower its royalty payments. Pandora pays 4.3 percent of its revenue in songwriter royalties to groups ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders from commercial social networking sites like Facebook that children can use is unconstitutional because it’s vague and violates free speech, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. A ...Read More »
A legal settlement stemming from the allegedly guard-aided 2007 beating of a prison inmate being transferred from Baltimore to Hagerstown shows evidence of longstanding corruption in Maryland’s correctional institutions, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s highest court has reversed a discharged Marine’s criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that raised questions about whether suicidal service members should be prosecuted. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ...Read More »
SANTA FE, N.M. — In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple was ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president’s ability to bypass the Senate to ...Read More »