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Poisoned Lotto Winner's Family Fighting Over Check

Court documents reveal dispute around Urooj Khan's estate

(Newser) - The plot has thickened in the case of poisoned lottery winner Urooj Khan. Court documents reviewed by the AP reveal that Khan's death has led to a bitter fight amongst his survivors over his estate—including his still uncashed $425,000 lotto check. Because Khan died without a will,... More »

Judge Throws Out Joe Miller's Legal Challenge

Murkowski can be certified as winner

(Newser) - A federal judge has tossed out Joe Miller’s legal challenge against Alaska’s vote count, and with it the stay preventing the state from certifying Lisa Murkowski as the state’s senator. She’ll be officially certified tomorrow, Politico reports. US District Judge Ralph Beistline cited the Alaska Supreme... More »

FBI Goes After Wikipedia Over Seal

Site won't back down, refuses to remove image

(Newser) - The FBI has sent a letter to Wikipedia complaining that it violated federal law by showing an image of the FBI seal on its page . “Whoever possess any insignia … or any colorable imitation thereof … shall be fined … or imprisoned … or both,” the Bureau wrote,... More »

Suddenly, Conservatives Are the Judicial Activists

Health reform challenge a political maneuver to rally base

(Newser) - For a group that has long derided liberals’ use of “activist judges,” conservatives seem to have no problem calling for a little bit of judicial activism when it comes to health care reform legislation, writes Gabriel Winant. Except now, instead of your “chardonnay-swilling Manhattanites” calling up “... More »

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