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  • Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    National News 04/21/2021

    The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the life prison sentence given to a man who plotted the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Rapid City woman. Jonathan Klinetobe pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors ...

  • Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    National News 11/17/2020

    A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.Kris...

  • Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

    Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

    National News 10/31/2020

    North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats backed the extensio...

  •  Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    National News 09/13/2020

    The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court th...

  • Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    National News 09/11/2020

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House on Wednesday a new list of 20 more candidates he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, which is widely seen as his latest effort to bolster support among conservative voters in the No...

  • 1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    National News 08/31/2020

    The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democrati...

  • Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    National News 06/02/2020

    A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privile...

  • Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    National News 05/24/2020

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lashing out at Israel’s justice system, saying his trial on corruption charges is an attempt to “depose” him. Prime Minister Benjamin spoke Sunday as he arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse ...

  • Texas court delays 2nd execution due to virus outbreak

    Texas court delays 2nd execution due to virus outbreak

    National News 03/21/2020

    Texas’ highest criminal court on Thursday delayed the scheduled execution of a second death row inmate as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a 60-day delay of Tracy Beatty’s s...

  • Supreme Court: Justices healthy and trying to stay that way

    Supreme Court: Justices healthy and trying to stay that way

    National News 03/21/2020

    The Supreme Court reported Friday that the nine justices are healthy and trying to stay that way.To that end, when the court held its regularly scheduled private conference Friday morning, some of the justices participated remotely, and those who wer...

  • New Mexico courts deem hunter information as public record

    New Mexico courts deem hunter information as public record

    National News 03/16/2020

    The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has been ordered to release information about hunters to individuals who sought the records as part of separate court cases.A state district judge is ordering the agency to turn over the names and addresses of ...

  • Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    National News 02/18/2020

    For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump’s ta...

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