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MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in office, they said, Walker should … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

SAN FRANCISCO | Appeals court approves $10B Volkswagen emissions deal

SAN FRANCISCO  — A U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Monday that a federal judge had done more than enough to ensure the deal was fair. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Appeals court approves $10B Volkswagen emissions deal

Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

HONOLULU   /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A federal appeals court panel ruled Friday that President once again exceeded the scope of his authority with his latest travel ban. However, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges put their decision on hold pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning the ban involving six majority … Continue reading Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

Report: Pistorius appeals sentence for killing girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — South African media are reporting that Olympian Oscar Pistorius is appealing his recently lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Broadcaster EWN reports that Pistorius filed an application to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court of Appeal last month more than doubled Pistorius’ sentence … Continue reading Report: Pistorius appeals sentence for killing girlfriend

US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments. Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a statement that a battle over the accusations would not be … Continue reading US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct