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2 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence
Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.
4 hrs ago | The Age
Cancer advocates will appeal to the High Court to overturn a controversial decision that human genes can be controlled by private companies. Late on Tuesday Maurice Blackburn lawyers launched an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court on behalf of Yvonne D'Arcy.
Thirty-nine brave men signed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and cemented the foundation of our legal system, democracy and way of life for the centuries that followed.
Missouri Representative Paul Weiland doesn't want his daughters taking birth control, and he's taking the Obama administration to court to stop the Affordable Care Act from giving it to them for free.
Specifically, the department wanted Steed to answer some questions about the workings of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But a judge last week said Steed doesn't have to answer.
Condemned Santa Clara County killer David Allen Raley has lost perhaps his last legal argument to get off California's death row for the 1985 murder of a Peninsula teenager and the attempted murder of her friend in a deserted Hillsborough mansion. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Linda Clark this week rejected Raley's argument that he was mentally retarded at the time of the crime, a finding that would bar his execution under a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
A Wake County Superior Court judge has dismissed a trespassing case against a protester arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building, a ruling that could have an impact on future cases. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Chief Resident Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled last Friday that the constitutional rights of Leonard Beeghley were violated when he was arrested in June 2013 for demonstrating against the General Assembly's agenda.
"There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that's happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we cherish in privacy and how far we want to protect it and from whom."
Gun Owners of America submitted a vital amicus brief in Heller v. DC on Tuesday - in a case that is otherwise known as Heller III.
A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to find the ban on gay marriage constitutional, arguing the state's voters have a right to define marriage.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Court decision The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law on Thursday, using reasoning that conflicts with the analysis in another appellate decision, according to the National Law Journal and a press release by Liberty Counsel, which represented the plaintiffs challenging the New Jersey law. NJ.com also has a story.
All of this two-party arrogance and accusing amounts to childishness. Americans want our leaders working together in harmony on the big issues.
Right now, the eyes of the world are on Scotland, which is voting in the coming week on whether to leave the UK. The referendum in Scotland is binding.
LAS CRUCES >> Three members of a Deming family convicted in 2012 of making false statements on investigation forms during a firearms sting could be sentenced soon, and they are hoping to avoid prison time. As the family waits, defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.
The game-changing U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance in 2010 - best known by its plaintiff's name, Citizens United - is on U.S. Sen. Al Franken 's shortlist of the worst decisions in court history. So he said on the Senate floor last week, to the derision of Republicans , including the spokesman for his Nov. 4 election opponent, investment banker Mike McFadden.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:06 am
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