Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to Court

By JOHN SCHWARTZ August 10, 2017 Can the courts fix climate change? Several groups and individuals around the United States have gone to court to try to do what the Trump administration has so far declined to do: confront the causes and effects of global...

Chicago Sues Justice Dept. Over ‘Sanctuary’ Crackdown

By MITCH SMITH August 7, 2017 CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has for months derided President Trump’s immigration policies and his threats to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago. On Monday, Mr. Emanuel took the...

Nebraska State Trooper Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Misconduct

The lawsuit claimed that a doctor working for the State Patrol instructed a job candidate to expose her genitalia during a physical exam. She refused.

E.P.A. Reverses Course on Ozone Rule

The agency said in June that states would have extra time to meet a new standard for ozone pollution. The change reverts to the date set by the Obama administration.

New Jersey Accepts Rights for People in Quarantine to End Ebola Suit

By MARC SANTORA July 27, 2017 A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa in 2014, only to wind up isolated in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital, ended her lawsuit against the state on Thursday with a settlement that spells out rights for people...

Start-Ups and Old Guard Spar Across U.S. on Noncompete Pacts

As some states make it harder to block workers from going elsewhere, Idaho has passed a law that tips the scale toward their employers.