Abortion Ban Upheld...: U.S. District Judge James Teilborg ruled that an Arizona law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy was consistent with the standards that federal courts have set on limits to late-term abortions, Reuters reports. The opponents of the law said they would file an emergency appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in a last-ditch bid to keep the ban from being implemented.
... While Contraceptives Not Required: U.S. District Judge John Kane issued an injunction allowing the Catholic owners of a private company in Colorado to avoid providing their female employees with contraceptives as required under the Affordable Care Act, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
A Tough Collection: U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas ruled the families of 59 Americans killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are now legally entitled to seek more than $6 billion in damages from Iran, Hezbollah and any remaining members of the al-Qaida terrorist network, PhillyBurbs.com reports.
It's Okay, I'm a Cop: A prospective juror in a Florida murder trial was kicked out of the courthouse Monday afternoon when the judge learned he had been sharing a newspaper article about the case with others in the jury pool, The Bradenton Herald reports. The man replied he didnt think it was causing any trouble to have the article around: "I was in law enforcement so I know what you can and can't do," the man said.
Docs v. Glocks Appeal: Florida officials are appealing U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke's ruling striking down a Florida law in the case known as "Docs vs. Glocks," which restricted doctors from talking with patients about gun ownership, The Associated Press reports. The state will take its case to the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.