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Jun 2, 2014

Judges question use of archdiocese trust fund (UPDATE)

Federal appeals court judges on Monday questioned the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee's claim that it needs all the money in a $55 million trust fund to maintain its cemeteries and asked whether some could be used to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse without violating the Catholic faith.

Aug 25, 2011

Appeals court won’t close Chicago locks over carp

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals panel Wednesday refused to order closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but warned that it might reconsider if the government lags in its efforts to block the dreaded fish’s path. The […]

Jun 2, 2011

Federal courts split on case retroactivity

Under 7th Circuit precedent, federal courts in Wisconsin are bound to apply the old mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine offenses occurring before the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 went into effect.

Nov 29, 2010

In immunity, court lacks jurisdiction

A prosecutor's absolute immunity defense cannot be decided without first deciding whether there was probable cause against the plaintiff.

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