Federal Judge

DENVER | Judge won’t bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

DENVER  — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar the public from a Colorado wildlife refuge that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists had asked the judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would prohibit opening Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Denver while the … Continue reading DENVER | Judge won’t bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

WASHINGTON | Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The ruling has no immediate effect because U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington gave the administration 20 days to decide if it wants to appeal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

A federal judge has ruled that state and local governments cannot publicize federal government data about where prescription opioids were distributed — a blow to news organizations seeking to report more deeply on the nation’s overdose and addiction crisis. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is providing the information to state and local governments to use … Continue reading Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

Texas News: Man, Charles M. Gilmore Jr Sentenced for Threatening Federal Judge

HOUSTON,Texas – A 45-year-old man has received additional prison time for threatening to kill a Texas federal judge, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Charles M. Gilmore Jr., a former resident of Missouri, pleaded guilty Feb. 20, 2018. Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal handed Gilmore a 120-month sentence.  The sentence will begin … Continue reading Texas News: Man, Charles M. Gilmore Jr Sentenced for Threatening Federal Judge

WASHINGTON | Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Tell people not to come to our country illegally’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: “Tell people not to come to our country illegally.” On Monday, Trump’s administration acknowledged it would not meet a Tuesday deadline set by a San Diego federal judge to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: ‘Tell people not to come to our country illegally’

LOS ANGELES  | Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

LOS ANGELES  — A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a “cynical attempt” to undo a longstanding court settlement. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the federal government had failed to present new evidence to support revising a court order that limits … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

BOSTON | Judge to decide on order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

BOSTON — Nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees living in hotels across the U.S. on Monday were awaiting a federal judge‘s decision on their next home. A hearing was held on another federal judge’s restraining order temporarily blocking their evictions. U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman heard plaintiff representatives and government attorneys on Monday at a … Continue reading BOSTON | Judge to decide on order blocking Puerto Rican evictions