National Courts

WASHINGTON - Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations - even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects.

WASHINGTON - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now.

RENO, Nev. - A federal judge has denied a request by animal rights advocates to halt roundups of wild horses after the federal government quietly gathered nearly 400 mustangs at a national wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line.
Lawmakers: protect embryonic stem cell research
WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Thursday that Congress should "get busy" on giving legal stature to the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research to avoid giving a final say on the issue to a conservative Supreme Court.

BOISE, Idaho - The Bureau of Land Management must release the names and addresses of people with grazing permits on the nation's public land, a federal judge has ruled.
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