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The Gold Could Be Worth $100M. She Has to Give It Back

Rare Double Eagles were pilfered from Mint decades ago

(Newser) - The US government is $100 million richer after the latest ruling in a strange case involving some long-lost gold coins. In 2003, Pennsylvania's Joan Langbord says she found 10 "Double Eagle" coins from 1933 in a safe-deposit box that once belonged to her father, jeweler Israel Switt. The... More »

Court: Carrying Concealed Weapons Is Not a Right

Ruling allows California to seek 'good cause' for permits

(Newser) - Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. In a dispute that could ultimately wind up before the Supreme Court, a divided 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said local law enforcement... More »

Jared Fogle's 15-Year Sentence Declared 'Reasonable'

Judges uphold above-guidelines sentence

(Newser) - A federal appeals court rejected former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his sentence of more than 15 years in prison Thursday for child pornography offenses and illicit sexual conduct with a child, the AP reports. A three-judge panel of the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the... More »

Court Nixes $2M Award for Man in Fender-Bender

New trial ordered over 2009 accident

(Newser) - A $2 million award has been tossed out in the case of a man who sued following a fender-bender in central New Jersey. NJ.com reports a state appeals court on Wednesday called it a "clear miscarriage of justice" and ordered a new trial. Joseph Berkowitz was rear-ended in... More »

White House Will Appeal Immigration Case to Supreme Court

After an appeals court keeps Obama plan from moving forward

(Newser) - Last November, President Obama laid out his immigration plan , which included protection against deportation for millions of undocumented people. Since then, Texas has been leading a slew of states trying to block the executive action, which was dealt another blow Monday when a federal appeals court sided with a lower... More »

Judge: Sperm Donor Owes Child Support

William Marotta to appeal ruling in controversial case

(Newser) - The latest twist and turn in the case of a man who provided sperm to a same-sex couple who then had a daughter: A Kansas judge ruled Wednesday that William Marotta is the "presumptive father as a matter of law," not a sperm donor, and must pay child... More »

New Yorkers Still Free to Guzzle Giant Sodas: Court

Bloomberg's soda ban appeal fails

(Newser) - New York, your justice has been served—now would you like fries with that? A state appeals court has upheld the New York Supreme Court's ruling to strike down Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban, finding that the prohibition on vendors selling 16-ounce-plus sugary drinks "violated the state... More »

Egypt's Courts Stage Strike Over Morsi Power Grab

As more than 100,000 protest in Cairo

(Newser) - Courts across Egypt are going on strike today in protest of Mohamed Morsi's recent power grab—including the country's two highest appeals courts, the AP and BBC report. Cassation Court judges emerged from an emergency meeting saying they would not resume work until Morsi takes back his decree... More »

Apple Loses Appeal Vs. 'Not as Cool' Samsung

UK court rules Samsung did not copy iPad

(Newser) - The latest development in the ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple should put the matter to rest in Europe: A British court has denied Apple's appeal of the court decision ruling that Samsung did not copy the popular iPad when it designed its Galaxy tablet, reports Reuters . There were... More »

Scott Peterson Appeals Death Sentence

Lawyer alleges juror misconduct, bias, evidence problems

(Newser) - Scott Peterson is still protesting his innocence in the murder of pregnant wife Laci in 2002, and has filed an automatic appeal of his death sentence with the California Supreme Court. Peterson was sentenced in 2004 after a highly publicized trial, and his lawyer argues in the 423-page document that... More »

Knox Plans Final 'Plea for Her Life'

'It's going to be a heartfelt statement': father

(Newser) - While Amanda Knox plans a final plea for her life tomorrow, her father says he's not worried that her words may work against her in an Italian courtroom. "I really don't think so," Curt Knox said on Today (see the video in our media gallery). "... More »

Knox Will 'Run Away Abroad': Prosecutor

Italian media says she has private jet waiting

(Newser) - In his closing statement today, a prosecuting attorney said Amanda Knox will "run away abroad" if found innocent of murdering Meredith Kercher, the BBC reports. "We know that if the verdict is overturned, there will be an immediate escape overseas," attorney Ciuliano Mignini told jurors, wrapping up... More »

Court Declares Terrorist's 17-Year Sentence Too Short

Alleged 'dirty bomb' maker's sentence 'a clear error'

(Newser) - A federal appeals court voted 2-1 today to throw out the 17-year sentence handed to alleged “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla, saying that it was too low given his criminal history and the threat he poses. “Padilla’s sentence of 12 years below the low end of the Guidelines... More »

Appeals Court Upholds Health Care Reform

Federal panel says Obama legislation is constitutional

(Newser) - President Obama's health care reform scored a legal win today: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that requiring people to obtain insurance or pay a penalty does not violate the Constitution, reports CNN . "We find that the minimum coverage provision is a valid exercise of legislative power... More »

DNA Results May Give Hope to Amanda Knox

There's not enough DNA on alleged murder weapon to test

(Newser) - Finally, some good news for Amanda Knox? Two forensic scientists have re-examined the alleged murder weapon and found that it doesn't have enough DNA on it even to conduct another test, report the Telegraph and Daily Mail . The knife was one of the key pieces of evidence used to tie... More »

Court Kicks Rahm Out of Mayor's Race

Appeals court says he doesn't meet residency requirement

(Newser) - An Illinois appeals court struck Rahm Emanuel's name from Chicago’s mayoral ballot today, according to the Chicago Sun-Times . In a 2-1 ruling, the court declared that Emanuel hadn’t met the residency requirements to run. “We order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if necessary, be... More »

Appeals Court Temporarily Allows Stem Cell Funding

It will continue as case proceeds

(Newser) - A federal appeals court today permitted US government funding of stem cell research to proceed for now, while it considers a judge's ruling that had temporarily shut off the funds. The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by US District Judge Royce... More »

Calif. Court Blocks Gay Marriage

Grants stay while new court considers constitutionality of Prop 8

(Newser) - A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely today while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county... More »

O'Reilly: I'll Pay Legal Bill for Dead Marine's Dad

Court ordered man to foot protesters' costs

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly is opening his checkbook for the father of a Marine killed in Iraq after a court ordered him to pay the legal fees of protesters he’d sued for picketing his son’s 2006 funeral. “That is an outrage,” the Fox host said yesterday of... More »

Dan Rather Loses Bid to Reinstate CBS Lawsuit

Top NY court rejects former anchor's motion

(Newser) - New York's top court today rejected Dan Rather's bid to reinstate his $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS. Rather's motion was denied without comment today by the Court of Appeals. "I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence," said Rather in a statement. "The... More »

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