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Supreme Court takes up gun case, though disputed law has changed

Supreme Court takes up gun case, though disputed law has changed

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the reg… Read full article: Supreme Court takes up gun case, though ...→

Supreme Court takes up gun case, though disputed law has changed

Supreme Court takes up gun case, though disputed law has changed

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the reg… Read full article: Supreme Court takes up gun case, though ...→

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

The decision says a woman can't use them to have a baby if her ex-husband doesn't want to have children with her. Read full article: Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos,...→

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

The Contra Costa County Sheriff has for more than a year denied public access to records required to be released under the state’s new police transparency law. Read full article: Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public r...→

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. The opinion pulled back from the court’s 2016 state Supreme Court decision that subsequently led the Legislature to change… Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penal...→

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court said it was wrong when it previously ruled the death penalty could not be imposed without a... Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the death penal...→

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

The Virginia Senate has approved legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The Democratic-led Senate voted for the bill Wednesday despite fierce resistance from Republican lawmakers. GOP Sen. Amanda Chase called supporters of the legislation “traitors” and said the proposed law would embolden criminals and hurt law-abiding citizens. Democrats said… Read full article: Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun La...→

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Attorneys representing Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, have been granted their request for a postponement of his trial. Read full article: Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule Thursday on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim... Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

A suburban teacher is taking her case to the Illinois Supreme Court to fight for her right to use earned sick leave for the birth of her child against the district she works in. Read full article: Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave C...→

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Such a ruling could affect laws or constitutional provisions in 37 states that currently bar public funding for schools and churches. Read full article: Supreme Court appears likely to allow pu...→

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Also: U of M researchers improve the effects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy; the Mayo Clinic's top salaries; Supt. Graff discusses the Comprehensive Design Plan; Kemps to close Rochester milk facility; and more. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapo...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a case filed by victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis to advance, rejecting an appeal from city officials who argued they were protected under "qualified immunity” from being sued after at least 12 died and many more were sickened when the city switched its water supply in 2014.    Read full article: Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water...→

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Tilli Buchanan may have to register as a sex offender after being charged with lewdness for being topless in her own home in the presence of her stepchildren. Read full article: Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case ...→

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

A Wood Dale teacher is seeking reimbursement for unpaid time she took off after the birth of her child in a case that is set to go before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday. Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood D...→

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: A day after rally, Virginia Senate advan...→

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

As a result of a Supreme Court decision on Tuesday, Flint residents will be allowed to pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials who are accused of knowingly allowing their water supply to become contaminated with lead. Read full article: US Supreme Court lets Flint residents su...→

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty. At issue are the state laws known as Blaine Amendments, which prohibit the use … Read full article: Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court...→

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

The Supreme Court doesn’t have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate’s. Read full article: Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for f...→

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. Read full article: 'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruli...→

Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remapping Case

The state of North Carolina must pay over $102,000 to the winning side in a recent legislative redistricting case and the outside expert who helped analyze redrawn district lines, state judges have ruled. Read full article: Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remappin...→

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

The Affordable Care Act will not be reviewed by the Supreme Court and have its fate decided in 2020. But that doesn't mean that the controversy surrounding the 2010 health care legislation is over. Read full article: Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamaca...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves closer to joining a growing number of states enacting so-called “red flag” gun laws. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun la...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling i… Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

The Supreme Court’s liberal justices on Wednesday pounced on a Montana voucher program case, peppering attorneys with questions about the program’s ban on funding tuition at religious schools. Read full article: Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on schoo...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Read full article: Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look...→

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

India's top court is hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths Read full article: Battle for India's new citizenship law m...→

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

Authorities say a hidden camera captured members of a violent white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war.... A federal prosecutor disclosed the existence of the video in a court filing Tuesday. Read full article: 3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rall...→

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia’s Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun ...→

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

This is an important week for activists on both sides of the abortion debate in the United States Read full article: Supreme Court case looms large for rival...→

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Approximately 25,000 people have sued over the crisis, in which a change in the… Read full article: Supreme Court won’t take case prompted b...→

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner could be undermined by a new law that gives the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office the ability to prosecute firearms violations the city declines to pursue. Read full article: New law gives Pa. attorney general power...→

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pushed back Friday against defenders of President Trump who have argued that Democrats are making a repetitive case and not presenting new evidence at the Senate impeachment trial.  Read full article: Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'bra...→

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

A state appeals court panel refused Thursday to reconsider its ruling that directed a lower court to dismiss charges against four social workers who were accused of failing to protect an 8-year-old Antelope Valley boy killed in May 2013. Los Angeles County prosecutors had asked the three-justice panel to either re-hear or modify its opinion in the case of social… Read full article: Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Ca...→

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines. Read full article: Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under Peopl...→

Virginia Senate passes

Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun law over fierce opposition

Days after tens of thousands of gun-rights activists rallied at the state Capitol, the Virginia Senate passed a so-called "red flag" gun law. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun la...→

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law ove...→

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

A judge refused to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who’s fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Read full article: Utah woman charged for being topless at ...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

The Supreme Court appeared closely split during oral arguments Wednesday in a case with potentially major implications for the school choice movement, as the justices -- including Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over President Trump's impeachment trial the previous night until 2 a.m. -- sparred with the lawyers and each other.  Read full article: Supreme Court justices clash over major ...→

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court of the United States...→

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Mayor Jacob Frey's office said he has increased funding for enforcement of the minimum wage ordinance. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapo...→

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

A federal appeals court is taking a new look at a law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children Read full article: Court takes another look at Native Ameri...→

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of… Read full article: Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to...→

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed da Read full article: ‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia ...→

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

A federal appeals court ruling is expected to end a 15-year-old legal fight in the U.S. over whether a Chinese television official incited torture in his country against members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement Read full article: Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in ...→

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

The decision says a woman can't use them to have a baby if her ex-husband doesn't want to have children with her. Read full article: Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos,...→

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner could be undermined by a new law that gives the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office the ability to prosecute firearms violations the city declines to pursue. Read full article: New law gives Pa. attorney general power...→

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

The Supreme Court doesn’t have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate’s. Read full article: Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for f...→

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. The opinion pulled back from the court’s 2016 state Supreme Court decision that subsequently led the Legislature to change… Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penal...→

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

A state appeals court panel refused Thursday to reconsider its ruling that directed a lower court to dismiss charges against four social workers who were accused of failing to protect an 8-year-old Antelope Valley boy killed in May 2013. Los Angeles County prosecutors had asked the three-justice panel to either re-hear or modify its opinion in the case of social… Read full article: Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Ca...→

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

The Virginia Senate has approved legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The Democratic-led Senate voted for the bill Wednesday despite fierce resistance from Republican lawmakers. GOP Sen. Amanda Chase called supporters of the legislation “traitors” and said the proposed law would embolden criminals and hurt law-abiding citizens. Democrats said… Read full article: Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun La...→

Virginia Senate passes

Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun law over fierce opposition

Days after tens of thousands of gun-rights activists rallied at the state Capitol, the Virginia Senate passed a so-called "red flag" gun law. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun la...→

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

The Affordable Care Act will not be reviewed by the Supreme Court and have its fate decided in 2020. But that doesn't mean that the controversy surrounding the 2010 health care legislation is over. Read full article: Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamaca...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule Thursday on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim... Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

A judge refused to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who’s fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Read full article: Utah woman charged for being topless at ...→

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves closer to joining a growing number of states enacting so-called “red flag” gun laws. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun la...→

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Such a ruling could affect laws or constitutional provisions in 37 states that currently bar public funding for schools and churches. Read full article: Supreme Court appears likely to allow pu...→

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

The Supreme Court appeared closely split during oral arguments Wednesday in a case with potentially major implications for the school choice movement, as the justices -- including Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over President Trump's impeachment trial the previous night until 2 a.m. -- sparred with the lawyers and each other.  Read full article: Supreme Court justices clash over major ...→

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

The Supreme Court’s liberal justices on Wednesday pounced on a Montana voucher program case, peppering attorneys with questions about the program’s ban on funding tuition at religious schools. Read full article: Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on schoo...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Mayor Jacob Frey's office said he has increased funding for enforcement of the minimum wage ordinance. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapo...→

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Read full article: Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look...→

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

A federal appeals court is taking a new look at a law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children Read full article: Court takes another look at Native Ameri...→

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

Authorities say a hidden camera captured members of a violent white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war.... A federal prosecutor disclosed the existence of the video in a court filing Tuesday. Read full article: 3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rall...→

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

A Wood Dale teacher is seeking reimbursement for unpaid time she took off after the birth of her child in a case that is set to go before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday. Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood D...→

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed da Read full article: ‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia ...→

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

This is an important week for activists on both sides of the abortion debate in the United States Read full article: Supreme Court case looms large for rival...→

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

As a result of a Supreme Court decision on Tuesday, Flint residents will be allowed to pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials who are accused of knowingly allowing their water supply to become contaminated with lead. Read full article: US Supreme Court lets Flint residents su...→

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty. At issue are the state laws known as Blaine Amendments, which prohibit the use … Read full article: Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court...→

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

The Contra Costa County Sheriff has for more than a year denied public access to records required to be released under the state’s new police transparency law. Read full article: Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public r...→

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pushed back Friday against defenders of President Trump who have argued that Democrats are making a repetitive case and not presenting new evidence at the Senate impeachment trial.  Read full article: Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'bra...→

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. Read full article: 'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruli...→

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court said it was wrong when it previously ruled the death penalty could not be imposed without a... Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the death penal...→

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines. Read full article: Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under Peopl...→

Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remapping Case

The state of North Carolina must pay over $102,000 to the winning side in a recent legislative redistricting case and the outside expert who helped analyze redrawn district lines, state judges have ruled. Read full article: Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remappin...→

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Attorneys representing Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, have been granted their request for a postponement of his trial. Read full article: Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so...→

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law ove...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

A suburban teacher is taking her case to the Illinois Supreme Court to fight for her right to use earned sick leave for the birth of her child against the district she works in. Read full article: Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave C...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling i… Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Also: U of M researchers improve the effects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy; the Mayo Clinic's top salaries; Supt. Graff discusses the Comprehensive Design Plan; Kemps to close Rochester milk facility; and more. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapo...→

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court of the United States...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a case filed by victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis to advance, rejecting an appeal from city officials who argued they were protected under "qualified immunity” from being sued after at least 12 died and many more were sickened when the city switched its water supply in 2014.    Read full article: Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water...→

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

India's top court is hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths Read full article: Battle for India's new citizenship law m...→

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Tilli Buchanan may have to register as a sex offender after being charged with lewdness for being topless in her own home in the presence of her stepchildren. Read full article: Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case ...→

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of… Read full article: Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to...→

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia’s Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun ...→

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: A day after rally, Virginia Senate advan...→

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

A federal appeals court ruling is expected to end a 15-year-old legal fight in the U.S. over whether a Chinese television official incited torture in his country against members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement Read full article: Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in ...→

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Approximately 25,000 people have sued over the crisis, in which a change in the… Read full article: Supreme Court won’t take case prompted b...→

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

The decision says a woman can't use them to have a baby if her ex-husband doesn't want to have children with her. Read full article: Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos,...→

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty. At issue are the state laws known as Blaine Amendments, which prohibit the use … Read full article: Maria Montserrat Alvarado: Supreme Court...→

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

New law gives Pa. attorney general power to prosecute gun cases dropped by Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner could be undermined by a new law that gives the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office the ability to prosecute firearms violations the city declines to pursue. Read full article: New law gives Pa. attorney general power...→

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public records law? News organizations allege in court papers that he does

The Contra Costa County Sheriff has for more than a year denied public access to records required to be released under the state’s new police transparency law. Read full article: Does Contra Costa Sheriff flout public r...→

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

The Supreme Court doesn’t have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate’s. Read full article: Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for f...→

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'brass' to say Senate impeachment case is 'nothing new'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pushed back Friday against defenders of President Trump who have argued that Democrats are making a repetitive case and not presenting new evidence at the Senate impeachment trial.  Read full article: Dem Sen. Whitehouse: Takes a lot of 'bra...→

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got It Wrong

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. The opinion pulled back from the court’s 2016 state Supreme Court decision that subsequently led the Legislature to change… Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penal...→

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruling could change state's death penalty law

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a convicted murderer should be sentenced to death, announcing a dramatic legal reversal that could affect dozens of death row cases. Read full article: 'Astonishing' Florida Supreme Court ruli...→

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Case Against Social Workers

A state appeals court panel refused Thursday to reconsider its ruling that directed a lower court to dismiss charges against four social workers who were accused of failing to protect an 8-year-old Antelope Valley boy killed in May 2013. Los Angeles County prosecutors had asked the three-justice panel to either re-hear or modify its opinion in the case of social… Read full article: Appeals Court Won’t Re-Hear Dismissed Ca...→

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court said it was wrong when it previously ruled the death penalty could not be imposed without a... Read full article: Florida Supreme Court on the death penal...→

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under People’s Properties, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines. Read full article: Companies Can Drain Oil, Gas Under Peopl...→

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Over Fierce Opposition

The Virginia Senate has approved legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The Democratic-led Senate voted for the bill Wednesday despite fierce resistance from Republican lawmakers. GOP Sen. Amanda Chase called supporters of the legislation “traitors” and said the proposed law would embolden criminals and hurt law-abiding citizens. Democrats said… Read full article: Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag’ Gun La...→

Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remapping Case

The state of North Carolina must pay over $102,000 to the winning side in a recent legislative redistricting case and the outside expert who helped analyze redrawn district lines, state judges have ruled. Read full article: Court Orders NC to Pay $102K in Remappin...→

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Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun law over fierce opposition

Days after tens of thousands of gun-rights activists rallied at the state Capitol, the Virginia Senate passed a so-called "red flag" gun law. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes "red flag" gun la...→

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so Iowa Supreme Court can review defense claims

Attorneys representing Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, have been granted their request for a postponement of his trial. Read full article: Mollie Tibbetts case: Trial postponed so...→

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamacare in 2020

The Affordable Care Act will not be reviewed by the Supreme Court and have its fate decided in 2020. But that doesn't mean that the controversy surrounding the 2010 health care legislation is over. Read full article: Supreme Court Unlikely to Review Obamaca...→

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition | WTOP

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Va. Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law ove...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule Thursday on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim... Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations' highest court is set to rule on whether to order Myanmar to halt what has been described as a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority Read full article: Court to rule in case accusing Myanmar o...→

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

Utah woman charged for being topless at home attempted to use Fort Collins case in court

A judge refused to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who’s fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Read full article: Utah woman charged for being topless at ...→

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave Case Up to Supreme Court

A suburban teacher is taking her case to the Illinois Supreme Court to fight for her right to use earned sick leave for the birth of her child against the district she works in. Read full article: Illinois Teacher Takes Maternity Leave C...→

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves closer to joining a growing number of states enacting so-called “red flag” gun laws. Read full article: Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun la...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

Such a ruling could affect laws or constitutional provisions in 37 states that currently bar public funding for schools and churches. Read full article: Supreme Court appears likely to allow pu...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling i… Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

Supreme Court justices clash over major school-choice case

The Supreme Court appeared closely split during oral arguments Wednesday in a case with potentially major implications for the school choice movement, as the justices -- including Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over President Trump's impeachment trial the previous night until 2 a.m. -- sparred with the lawyers and each other.  Read full article: Supreme Court justices clash over major ...→

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis $15 minimum wage | MinnPost

Also: U of M researchers improve the effects of Duchenne muscular dystrophy; the Mayo Clinic's top salaries; Supt. Graff discusses the Comprehensive Design Plan; Kemps to close Rochester milk facility; and more. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Minneapo...→

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on school voucher case

The Supreme Court’s liberal justices on Wednesday pounced on a Montana voucher program case, peppering attorneys with questions about the program’s ban on funding tuition at religious schools. Read full article: Supreme Court’s liberals pounce on schoo...→

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court of the United States...→

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religious Education Funding

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Religio...→

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program making it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling Read full article: Supreme Court seems favorable to religio...→

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapolis's Minimum Wage Ordinance

Mayor Jacob Frey's office said he has increased funding for enforcement of the minimum wage ordinance. Read full article: Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Minneapo...→

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water crisis victims' case, says city officials not immune to prosecution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a case filed by victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis to advance, rejecting an appeal from city officials who argued they were protected under "qualified immunity” from being sued after at least 12 died and many more were sickened when the city switched its water supply in 2014.    Read full article: Supreme Court pushes forward Flint water...→

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Read full article: Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look...→

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

India's top court is hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths Read full article: Battle for India's new citizenship law m...→

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

A federal appeals court is taking a new look at a law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children Read full article: Court takes another look at Native Ameri...→

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case of woman charged with being topless at home

Tilli Buchanan may have to register as a sex offender after being charged with lewdness for being topless in her own home in the presence of her stepchildren. Read full article: Utah judge upholds lewdness law in case ...→

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rally to Start Civil War: Court Documents

Authorities say a hidden camera captured members of a violent white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war.... A federal prosecutor disclosed the existence of the video in a court filing Tuesday. Read full article: 3 White Supremacists Wanted Va. Gun Rall...→

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Tuesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s order putting on hold a ruling that would have forced the removal of… Read full article: Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to...→

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood Dale teacher's unpaid maternity leave case

A Wood Dale teacher is seeking reimbursement for unpaid time she took off after the birth of her child in a case that is set to go before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday. Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court to take up Wood D...→

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally | WTOP

Virginia’s Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun ...→

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia Senate day after r

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed da Read full article: ‘Red flag’ gun law advances in Virginia ...→

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

A day after rally, Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Read full article: A day after rally, Virginia Senate advan...→

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

This is an important week for activists on both sides of the abortion debate in the United States Read full article: Supreme Court case looms large for rival...→

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in Chinese torture case

A federal appeals court ruling is expected to end a 15-year-old legal fight in the U.S. over whether a Chinese television official incited torture in his country against members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement Read full article: Court ruling expected to end lawsuit in ...→

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

US Supreme Court lets Flint residents sue over water crisis

As a result of a Supreme Court decision on Tuesday, Flint residents will be allowed to pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials who are accused of knowingly allowing their water supply to become contaminated with lead. Read full article: US Supreme Court lets Flint residents su...→

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Approximately 25,000 people have sued over the crisis, in which a change in the… Read full article: Supreme Court won’t take case prompted b...→