• judge Aug 27, 2019

    Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban

    A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs put a pause on the law as a legal challenge against it plays out in court, which could take months. He added that Planned Parenthood and the American...

  • director Jun 29, 2019

    Flint Hears From Prosecutors Who Dropped Water Charges

    Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated and shocked residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous investigative team never reviewed. Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke to about 100...

  • Washington Mar 18, 2019

    Supreme Court to Consider Sentence for DC-Area Sniper

    Lee Boyd Malvo is challenging two life sentence imposed by Virginia, claiming the sentences were unconstitutional because he was a juvenile at the time the crimes were committed.

  • Attorney Jun 29, 2018

    Iowa's 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Blocked in Court

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday blocked a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion. The court ruled that the law violates the Iowa Constitution, siding with a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Iowa and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa. The organizations sued the state over the law approved by lawmakers...

  • Governor Apr 18, 2017

    Arkansas Races Against the Clock to Begin Executions

    Arkansas raced against the clock to get U.S. Supreme Court approval to execute a convicted killer Monday but backed off putting another inmate to death as part of what had been a plan to carry out double executions on four nights before the state’s supply of a lethal injection drug expires....
    In a chaotic day of legal wrangling, state and federal...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2016

    Trump Releases List of 11 Potential SCOTUS Nominees

    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he’s elected to the White House. The list of conservative federal and state judges includes Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.

  • judge Apr 19, 2016

    Appeals Court Upholds $1B NFL Concussion Settlement

    A federal appeals court has upheld a potential $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players including Chargers great Junior Seau.

  • Canada Feb 23, 2016

    Reported Serial Killer Book Removed From Amazon Amid Outrage

    A book reportedly written by a Canadian serial killer was removed Monday from Amazon’s website a day after being put on sale online following protests by British Columbia authorities....
    Outskirts Press, which published the book, issued a statement saying it had asked Amazon to remove the book from its website. “Outskirts Press apologizes to the families of the victims for any...

  • Florida Jan 12, 2016

    Supreme Court: Florida's Death Penalty System is Unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court says Florida’s system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges, and not enough to juries, to decide capital sentences.

  • Florida Oct 14, 2015

    Justices Review the Way Florida Decides Death Penalty Cases

    Florida’s unique system for imposing the death penalty is encountering some skeptics on the Supreme Court.

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