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Judge denies $20M severance deal for AMR CEO

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton - AP

A federal bankruptcy judge has at least temporarily blocked a proposed $20 million severance payment for the CEO of American Airlines as part of the company's merger with US Airways. The judge ruled Thursday that the proposed payment to CEO Tom Horton exceeded limits that Congress set for bankruptcy cases in 2005.


Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

Plan B - NY Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available, and said its actions had been politically motivated.


Judge dismisses Armstrong's case against USADA

A federal judge in Austin, Texas, threw out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, a decision that allows the agency's drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner to move ahead....


Government asks judge to approve landmark settlement over banks’ foreclosure practices

Foreclosure Settlement

Government officials on Monday asked a federal judge to approve a landmark settlement with some of the nation’s largest banks over flawed and fraudulent foreclosure practices, more than a month after they announced the $26 billion deal with fanfare at the Justice Department.


Hearing called for federal judge who sent anti-Obama e-mail

A federal judge forwarded an email that suggested President Obama's mother engaged in bestiality the night the president was conceived.

Senh: How is Richard Cebull still working? He should be fired. Since it sounds like the Republican controlled Congress won't impeach him, it's up to the public to "shame him out of office."


NYC judge rejects $285M SEC-Citigroup agreement

A federal judge on Monday struck down a $285 million settlement that Citigroup reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying he couldn't tell whether the deal was fair and criticizing regulators for shielding the public from the details of what the firm did wrong.


Blagojevich sentencing postponed

A federal judge has postponed the Oct. 6 sentencing in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law

Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law

A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional.


Conviction of Bonds on Obstruction Charge Is Upheld by Judge

Conviction of Bonds on Obstruction Charge Is Upheld by Judge

A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday denied Barry Bonds’s request to drop his obstruction of justice conviction, upholding that jury verdict and also rejecting Bonds’s request for a new trial on that charge.


Stem cell lawsuit tossed

A federal judge has ruled against a lawsuit that temporarily halted the expansion of federally-funded human embryonic stem cell research.


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