Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tag: u.s. supreme court

Racial, Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuits to Make for...

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral...

GOP Strategist Michael Caputo Claims BLM Will...

Former Trump aide Michael Caputo stoked racial fears Sunday when he warned that Black Lives Matter would "riot" if Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanugh...

Abby Huntsman Tries Desperately to Keep Up...

"The View's" Abby Huntsman was repeatedly shut down Monday after claiming Democrats were to blame for the scandal surrounding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett...

Appeals Court Considers Cyntoia Brown’s Challenge to...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals judges said Thursday they're considering asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence...

GOP Lawmaker Says Businesses Should be Able...

A South Dakota lawmaker has apologized for comments suggesting businesses should be allowed to refuse service to customers based on the color of their...

Louisiana Man Takes Plea Deal to Get...

A mentally disabled man walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison for a killing his attorneys say he didn't commit, under a plea...

His Case Helped Change the Law for...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied...

Court Allows Pennsylvania to Redraw GOP-Favored District...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that...

Judge Gives Hope to D.C. Sniper Lee...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C....

At Age 17, He Killed a Deputy;...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff's deputy, the now...

Appeals Court Tosses $72 Million Award In...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her...

U.S. Supreme Court Grants a Stay of...

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for a Georgia inmate whose attorneys argue that the 59-year-old...

Clarence Thomas Finally Gets a Spot In...

After much brouhaha over his omission, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture has finally put up a display honoring U.S. Supreme...

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...