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Conservative Catholic group finalizes contract after appeals court sides with it in First Amendment dispute

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found in favor of a far-right Catholic group that wants to hold a prayer rally at the MECU Pavilion later this month over the objection of Baltimore city’s lawyers, who have cited ...

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4th Circuit upholds conviction for swindling

RICHMOND, Va.  — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and 100-year prison sentence of a Miami businessman who swindled clients out of about $126 million to finance a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars and a yacht he named after ...

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‘Court of last resort,’ but not always the last word

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court — not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title — suggests that its word is anything other than final. Yet federal appellate judges and even state court judges sometimes find ways ...

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Supreme Court reinstates ‘shaken baby’ conviction

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has again reinstated the conviction of a California woman for shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death, a final ruling that ends a protracted dispute with the federal appeals court in San Francisco. The justices voted 6-3 ...

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Court affirms dismissal of Alcolac poison-gas lawsuit

RICHMOND — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the chemical company Alcolac Inc. illegally sold chemical-weapons materials to the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980s. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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