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Lawyers for Sarah Palin and New York Times Appear Before Federal Judge

Lawyers representing former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) appeared in federal court in Manhattan on Friday for an initial hearing in Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Times for defamation, following the Times’ editorial accusing the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee of inciting violence.

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Federal Judge Blocks North Carolina’s HB 2 Bathroom Law

Plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits over North Carolina’s HB 2 (the “bathroom bill”) scored a partial victory Friday when a federal district court made clear it was bound by higher-court precedent to rule for the plaintiffs. But that victory may be short-lived, as the U.S. Supreme Court will likely decide this matter in 2017.

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Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer Questions Under Oath in Email Lawsuit

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch lawyers scored a victory against Hillary Clinton Friday when a federal judge ordered Clinton to provide sworn answers to written questions about her email scandal, though the judge denied the watchdog group’s request for the Democratic nominee to be compelled to provide verbal answers in a deposition.

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Federal Court: Obamacare Insurance Payments Unconstitutional

A federal district court held Thursday that the Obama administration’s payments to insurance companies under Obamacare are unconstitutional, since Congress has declined to pass spending bills funding those payments.

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Federal Judge Orders State Dept. to Release More Clinton Emails

A notably irritated U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras is rejecting the State Department’s attempt to delay production of the remaining Hillary Clinton emails. Thursday found the judge ordering State to release four more batches of emails on February 13, 19, 26, and 29.