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Justices reject challenge to local assault weapons ban

The court left in place a lower court ruling that local governments have leeway in deciding how to regulate firearms - Full Story


Ill. police: Medical pot users can't use guns

Guns and marijuana caused a stir two years ago when the state started its medical cannabis pilot program - Full Story


LA county sheriff agrees to share records

The information is being released as part of an effort to be more transparent with the public about department activities - Full Story


IRS: Won't use phone-tracking technology without warrant

The agency was drafting a policy to follow the Justice Department's rules, which require a warrant except in emergencies - Full Story


Fla. police surveillance cameras raise questions on grant spending

Grant money was used to pay for surveillance to reduce drug dealing and 'associated conditions in and around' communities - Full Story


NJ officer returns to work after settling pregnancy suit

The officer had been forced to take a leave of absence when she was in her third month of pregnancy - Full Story


Conversations about policing showing up in 2016 presidential race

Democratic candidates are more unified in their embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement - Full Story


OIS settlements in SC total $23M since 2009

Insurers for the municipalities paid the bulk of the settlements - Full Story


Seattle activists granted $30K, GPS data on location of cruisers

Public agencies in Washington are required by law to produce records unless they cite a valid exemption - Full Story

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