Court Tosses Escapee's $10M Suit It Says Took 'Chutzpah'An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has a unique theory on who's to blame. He says the government was negligent in enabling the breakout, so he sued for $10 million in damages.
Appeals Court Voids Husband's Antifreeze Death ConvictionA Wisconsin man found guilty of fatally poisoning his wife with antifreeze won an appeal that overturned his conviction, but he remained in prison Wednesday as prosecutors considered whether to seek a retrial.
Appeals Court Won't Delay Blagojevich ResentencingA federal appeals court has declined former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to delay his resentencing while he prepares to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Full Appeals Court Won't Take Up Blagojevich CaseThe full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich Asks Full Court To Hear Appeal Of Corruption CaseFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison SentenceA federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Court Hears Arguments Over Walker-Related ProbeWisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what constitutes constitutionally-protected political activity.
Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Indiana And Wisconsin UnconstitutionalThe unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Since last year, the vast majority of federal rulings have declared same-sex marriages bans unconstitutional.
Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage BanIndiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State's ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Court Opinion Denying Terror Suspect Secret Court Records Mostly Blacked OutA federal appeals court has explained its ruling that a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, but much of the court’s opinion itself has been kept secret.
Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Attorneys Misread RulingProsecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich's appeal say the former governor's lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case.
Blagojevich Files New Argument In AppealRod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp LawsuitThe U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Court Denies Access To FISA Surveillance Records In Terror CaseA federal appeals court has ruled a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, reversing a trial court’s ruling that would have given him unprecedented access to FISA court records.
Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer's Credit For Good BehaviorIt's sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.