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Mom Threatened With Forced C-Section

Jennifer Goodall gave birth Friday after much drama

(Newser) - Two weeks before she gave birth to her fourth child, a Florida hospital threatened to force a C-section on 29-year-old mom Jennifer Goodall "with or without [her] consent," Jezebel reports. Goodall wanted to try delivering vaginally before agreeing to what would be her fourth cesarean—if it was... More »

Judge: Chicago's Gun Ban Is Unconstitutional

But the city is allowed to let ordinance stand for now

(Newser) - A federal judge today overturned Chicago's ban on the sale of firearms, ruling that the ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional. US District Judge Edmond Chang said in his ruling that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it's also obligated to protect... More »

Feds: We're Taking Sheriff Joe to Court

Negotiations fall apart in civil rights case, as Arpaio refuses monitor

(Newser) - The Justice Department is through negotiating with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. Authorities announced yesterday that they will sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged civil rights violations, the AP reports. The department had been trying to work out an agreement with Arpaio in which he'd train his... More »

Casey Anthony Will Face Death Penalty

Defense argued sentence violated accused baby-killer's rights

(Newser) - Casey Anthony is eligible to face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder, a Florida judge ruled today. Her lawyers had asked that execution be taken off the table in her trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, arguing that if the prosecution sought the death penalty,... More »

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