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3 hrs ago | Sentencing Law and Policy
As reported in this Austin American-Statesman article , headlined "Court tosses out sentence for Austin killer," the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled this past week that the US Supreme Court's Miller ruling is to apply retroactively.
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7 hrs ago | Patch.com
By PAUL ANDERSON City News Service In a rare move, an Orange County Superior Court judge today removed a prosecutor from a jail beating case stemming from the state and federal crackdown on inmate violence dubbed Operation Smokin' Aces.
11 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
Tennessee must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of three couples who wed in other states, a federal judge in Nashville ruled on Friday in a limited decision that echoed a similar case in neighboring Kentucky.
16 hrs ago | Fox News
During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended.
There is a movement afoot in the legal community to simplify the writing and speech of lawyers.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright last year had stopped enforcement of the law.
Magic City, there can be only one. The famed Atlanta strip club won a trademark infringement case against a business group in Chicago that attempted to co-opt Magic City's name and silhouette design in their advertising and signage.
Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages faced a new challenge Thursday in a federal lawsuit announced by a national gay rights group on behalf of three lesbian couples from across the state.
This is a guest post by Andrew Flores , the Public Opinion Project director at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Ph.D candidate of political science at UC Riverside.
Kentucky must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of residents who wed outside the state, a federal judge said on Wednesday in the latest of a series of rulings that would expand gay rights following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.
Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday signed a $100,000 contract with a private law firm to represent him in appealing a judge's order for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled the property of a Lutheran church in Great Falls belongs to a few dozen members of the congregation who opposed the church's 2010 split with its national denomination over the ordination of gay ministers.
On July 2, 1976, in the case Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutionality of the death penalty.
Former Florida governor Reubin Askew, a champion of racial equality who guided the state through school busing in the 1970s, died early Thursday in Tallahassee.
For 35 years, Florida has been trying to execute Freddie Lee Hall, who is mentally disabled and has been his whole life.
Four same-sex couples who married in Utah during the brief time it was legal argued in federal court Wednesday that the state is disrupting their lives because it doesn't recognize their unions.