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223 ABA Journal 10th Circuit Court articles.

Denver to pay $5K to $52K to settle mistaken-arrest cases blamed on ‘recklessly sloppy police work’

The Denver City Council agreed Monday to pay $337,250 to settle federal civil rights litigation brought by three men who were arrested and jailed after being mistaken for someone else.

Wind farm sues feds to stop release of bird-death data to Associated Press

Flying eagles looking for prey are much like texting drivers behind the wheel.

They don’t notice wind farm turbines in their flight path until it’s too late.

However, such birds…

Rolling Stones settle $12.7M insurance claim over shows canceled due to Jagger’s girlfriend’s death

Updated: A legal battle between the Rolling Stones and insurance underwriters, concerning the band’s $12.7 million claim over the cancellation of seven Rolling Stones performances earlier this year, has been…

Supreme Court temporarily blocks same-sex marriage in Kansas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has temporarily blocked same-sex marriages in Kansas in response to a stay application that cites a newly developed circuit split.

Sotomayor, who handles emergency…

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

Barriers to same-sex marriages were removed by federal courts in three more states Friday.

Federal district judges struck bans in Arizona and Wyoming and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to…

Jury awards record $4.65M in death of homeless street preacher restrained by sheriff’s deputies

An all-white federal court jury in Colorado awarded $4.65 million Tuesday in the 2010 death of a homeless black street preacher who was being restrained by Denver sheriff’s deputies at…

Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax

Nearly a decade into his 40-year prison sentence for plotting to kill a federal judge in Chicago, law graduate Matthew Hale is finding the conditions of his solitary confinement in…

See the video: Inmate slammed into window frame during court hearing files $5M civil rights lawsuit

Slammed into a courtroom window frame by a county sheriff’s deputy as a security camera rolled, a now-former Denver inmate says he suffered a head injury and broken teeth as…

Same-sex marriages in Utah don’t have to be recognized pending appeal because of SCOTUS stay

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on Friday that allows the state of Utah to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages while the state appeals a federal appeals court ruling…

Marshal who shot and killed defendant in federal court during trial won’t be prosecuted, DOJ says

An unidentified marshal who shot and killed a 25-year-old defendant as he charged the witness stand with a pen in his hand during a federal racketeering trial in Salt Lake…

Utah asks Supreme Court to uphold its same-sex marriage ban

Corrected: Utah announced on Wednesday that it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a recent decision by the 10th Circuit and uphold its same-sex marriage ban.

According to…

10th Circuit rules Utah gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional

A divided federal appeals court panel in Denver on Wednesday upheld a decision by a federal judge in Utah that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional under the…

10th Circuit Judge William Holloway Jr. dies

William J. Holloway Jr., a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Friday. He was 90 years old.

According to the Associated Press,…

Federal judge provides for jury counseling after marshal fatally shoots defendant in court

A new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City was touted for its enhanced security features.

However, when a defendant in a racketeering case lunged at a witness at his trial…

Defendant shot dead by marshal after charging witness stand during trial, officials say

Updated: A defendant in a federal racketeering trial was shot multiple times in the chest by a federal marshal Monday after he lunged toward the witness stand holding a pen…

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