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TASER Wins Appeal On Lawsuit's Dismissal

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against TASER that claimed the company was legally required to inform its customers that multiple TASER shots could result in death.

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Federal Court: Illegals Can't Own Guns

The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Monday that illegal immigrants have only limited protection under the Constitution. The issue was not addressed in the 2008 Heller decision that overturned the District of Columbia's handgun ban.

High Court Decision Backs Law Enforcement

What do you call a federal court that changes facts to fit its argument and issues rulings so far outside established law that it's routinely chastised and reversed by a higher court? In California we know it as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ninth Circuit: Stun Gun Use Excessive In 2 Cases

The use of stun guns against two resistive subjects in Seattle and Maui was excessive, a federal appeals court ruled earlier this week. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the rulings in the two cases from 2006 and 2004.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets New Sentencing Hearing

Mumia Abu-Jamal was awarded a new sentencing hearing today by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court appears likely by the district attorney.

Nurse Appeals Firing Over Comment to Officer

Leverington is appealing the firing with a three-judge panel on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, arguing she was exercising her free-speech rights to criticize the government. However, threats do not fall under this protection.

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