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  • Man granted new trial in 2006 triple murder freed after plea

    Man granted new trial in 2006 triple murder freed after plea

    Law Journals 11/21/2022

    An man granted a new trial in the murders of three men in Ohio more than a decade and a half ago has been released after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.Stoney Thompson, 43, was originally sentenced in Lucas County to three consecutive lif...

  • Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    U.S. Court News 11/16/2022

    A Texas inmate seeking to stop his execution over claims of religious freedom violations and indifference to his medical needs is scheduled to die Wednesday evening for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 17 years ago....

  • Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    U.S. Court News 11/11/2022

    Abortion rights supporters secured another win Thursday as voters in Montana rejected a ballot measure that would have forced medical workers to intercede in the rare case of a baby born after an attempted abortion.The result caps a string of ballot ...

  • Federal judge rules in favor of bikini baristas over dress

    Federal judge rules in favor of bikini baristas over dress

    U.S. Court News 10/29/2022

    A Washington city’s dress code ordinance saying bikini baristas must cover their bodies at work has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court.The decision in a partial summary judgment this week comes after a lengthy legal battle between b...

  • Idaho Supreme Court won’t reconsider death row clemency case

    Idaho Supreme Court won’t reconsider death row clemency case

    Legal Analysis 10/25/2022

    The Idaho Supreme Court says it will not reconsider the clemency case of a terminally ill man who is facing execution for his role in the 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors near McCall.The high court made the decision Friday in Gerald Ross Pizzuto...

  • NC legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

    NC legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

    U.S. Court News 10/15/2022

    With abortion restrictions, looser gun rules and deeper tax reductions likely in the balance, North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy GOP lawmakers appeal Ohio map flap to US Supreme CourtRepublican state lawmakers involved in Ohi...

  • Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Legal Analysis 10/08/2022

    The U.S. Justice Department overreached in suing Mississippi over its mental health system, the state’s solicitor general has argued to a federal appeals court.A Justice Department attorney countered that there’s ample precedent to show t...

  • Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    Latest News 10/02/2022

    A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system.Bryan Patrick Miller, 49, is charged with two counts ea...

  • Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    U.S. Court News 09/19/2022

    An appeals court ruling could mean the end of a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police in 2019.Police said 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis was naked whe...

  • Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    U.S. Court News 09/13/2022

    President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.A lawyer for opponents of the vaccin...

  • Lobster fishing union drops lawsuit about new whale closure

    Lobster fishing union drops lawsuit about new whale closure

    U.S. Court News 08/23/2022

    A lobster fishing union in Maine has decided to drop part of its lawsuit against the federal government over new restrictions meant to protect rare whales.The Maine Lobstering Union sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after the g...

  • Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    U.S. Court News 08/18/2022

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has formally appealed a judge’s order requiring him to testify before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia....