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  • Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/25/2018

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying th...

  • Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Supreme Court News 02/24/2018

    A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law."For either person...

  • California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/24/2018

    A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse.David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and ...

  •  Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

    Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

    Supreme Court News 02/22/2018

    Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary.Brendan Dassey's legal team told the high c...

  • Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/19/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly.The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that ...

  • Courts: Bail reform working, but sustainable funding needed

    Courts: Bail reform working, but sustainable funding needed

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/19/2018

    The number of defendants being held before trial since New Jersey overhauled its bail system last year dropped by 20 percent, but the judge overseeing the program says it faces financial difficulties.A report submitted last week by Judge Glenn Grant,...

  • Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

    Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

    Law Journals 02/15/2018

    A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17.A three-member panel from the state...

  •  GOP to take new congressional map to court

    GOP to take new congressional map to court

    Supreme Court News 02/14/2018

    Republicans say they’ll go to federal court this week to try to block new court-ordered boundaries of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts from remaining in effect for 2018’s elections.Top Senate Republican lawyer Drew Crompton sa...

  •  Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

    Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/13/2018

    Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.The statements include a...

  • Beleaguered gunmaker Remington points to bankruptcy court

    Beleaguered gunmaker Remington points to bankruptcy court

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/11/2018

    Remington, the gunmaker beset by falling sales and lawsuits tied to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has reached a financing deal that would allow it to continue operating as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.The maker of the Bu...