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  • Court to explore competency claim of ailing Alabama inmate

    Court to explore competency claim of ailing Alabama inmate

    Law Journal 10/01/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the case of an inmate sentenced to death for killing an Alabama police officer in 1985 but who lawyers say can no longer remember the murder because of stroke-induced dementia.Justices will decide...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Law Journal 09/19/2018

    The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook accou...

  • Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Law Journal 08/11/2018

    Federal regulators recently abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part South Dakota, just days before a judge decided the survey is required by federal law.The contradictory ...

  • Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

    Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

    Law Journal 07/10/2018

    A judge has given prosecutors until Thursday to formally charge a man who's being held in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl.Fifty-nine-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill was arrested Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and crim...

  • Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Law Journal 07/02/2018

    President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Eager to build suspense, Trump wou...

  • California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    Law Journal 07/01/2018

    Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be ...

  • Supreme Court upholds Trump administration travel ban

    Supreme Court upholds Trump administration travel ban

    Law Journal 06/26/2018

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’...

  • Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run

    Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run

    Law Journal 05/22/2018

    A Vietnam War veteran who confessed five years ago to killing a 4-year-old girl in a 1968 hit-and-run was trying to protect children when a woman drove her car onto a baseball field in Maine during a game, striking and killing him.Screaming bystander...

  • Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Law Journal 04/25/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put into effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state. The justices did not comment Tuesday in r...

  • Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    Law Journal 02/05/2018

    Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, rejected the request from GOP legislative leaders and voters to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court intended to produce new congressional districts in the coming two...

  • Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Law Journal 01/06/2018

    Charles Manson orchestrated murders in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, served time in a state prison in Corcoran and died in a hospital in Bakersfield.The legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties wh...

  • Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Law Journal 10/24/2017

    A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan directed Broo...

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