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Lawyers Using Supreme Court’s Ban On Life...

BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has...

Investigation Reveals No Real Justice for Juvenile...

DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more...

Ex-Detroit Mayor to Have Hearing On His...

DETROIT (AP) — Imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning home for a federal court hearing on his efforts to remove his 28-year public...

Judges Say N.C. GOP Dragging Its Feet...

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two federal judges said they are concerned that North Carolina legislative leaders have taken few if any steps to draw...

Following Supreme Court Ruling, U.S. Patent Office Sees...

Swastikas, slurs and other racially charged terms could soon be accompanied by the trademark symbol, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme...

Hawaiian Judge Again Deals Blow To Trump...

HONOLULU (AP) — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by...

Black Attorney Will Take His Fight Against Mississippi’s...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed...

SCOTUS Rejects Two Republican-Drawn Congressional Districts In...

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, rejected two congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina, ruling that race played too much of a role...

Supreme Court Ruling Gives Green Light for...

Cities can now sue banks over predatory mortgage lending to nonwhite borrowers, thanks to a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled...

Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Despite...

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared...

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has a...

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been promoted to the public as a genteel, polite, squeaky-clean jurist who...

Abigail Fisher Easily Becomes the Butt of...

  The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of the affirmative action program at the University of Texas-Austin. The court's 4-3 vote...

A Punishment Reserved for Black Children: Supreme...

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to automatically sentence juveniles to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. ...

Affirmative Action in Danger Again as Supreme...

After handing affirmative action opponents a narrow victory in Texas in June, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow in another case, this...

Voting Rights Act: Congress Seeks New Way...

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to throw out Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Senate held a hearing yesterday...

[Update] Georgia Court Postpones Tonight’s Scheduled Execution...

At 7 p.m. EST tonight, it appears that death row inmate Warren Lee Hill will run out of time, as he is scheduled to...

Warren Lee Hill’s Future Uncertain Despite Stay...

Though his life was spared last night when a court stepped in to grant a temporary stay of execution, Warren Lee Hill still faces...

Gay Marriage Makes Great Strides, with Supreme...

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to tackle the issue of gay marriage, recent trends indicate that the country is on the verge of...

John Ferguson, 64, to Be Executed in...

John Ferguson, a 64-year-old man who has been on Florida's Death Row for 34 years, is scheduled to be executed tonight at 6 p.m....

Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Down Affirmative Action for...

As the nation's affirmative action wars heat up once again as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case involving the University of Texas, MSNBC...

Many Fear Supreme Court On Verge of...

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to once again consider the contentious issue of affirmative action in college admissions by reviewing the program in...