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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Legal Analysis 08/07/2022

    A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence.A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orland...

  • No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    Legal Analysis 05/28/2022

    The South Dakota attorney general’s office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within...

  • Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Legal Analysis 04/29/2022

    The fertile mind of Justice Stephen Breyer has conjured a stream of hypothetical questions through the years that have, in the words of a colleague, “befuddled” lawyers and justices alike.Breyer, 83, seemed a bit subdued as he sat through...

  • Philippine Supreme Court slams killings of lawyers, judges

    Philippine Supreme Court slams killings of lawyers, judges

    Legal Analysis 03/24/2021

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the alarming number of killings and threats against lawyers and judges. One legal group has said these attacks are considerably higher under President Rodrigo Duterte compared to the past 50 years und...

  • In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    Legal Analysis 11/23/2020

    A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.The case was always a lon...

  • Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Legal Analysis 10/13/2020

    To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health insurance coverage. But that’s not the inevitable outcome...

  • Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Legal Analysis 09/20/2020

    Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jol...

  • Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Legal Analysis 08/20/2020

    Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite. A Washington state Supreme Court comm...

  • Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Legal Analysis 08/08/2020

    A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday.The court ma...

  • The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    Legal Analysis 07/18/2020

    The blockbuster Supreme Court term that just ended was a (nearly) unmitigated disaster for movement conservatives. Chief Justice John Roberts declined to overturn precedent on abortion rights. Conservative activist Justice Neil Gorsuch showed he woul...