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  • Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    Supreme Court 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 ...

  • Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Supreme Court News 03/29/2021

    The newest judge to the Rhode Island Superior Court was sworn in Saturday.Democratic Gov. Dan McKee presided over the swearing in of R. David Cruise, a longtime political operative and state senator, at the Boys & Girls Club location in Cumberlan...

  • Israel revokes permit of Palestinian foreign minister

    Israel revokes permit of Palestinian foreign minister

    Supreme Court News 03/24/2021

    Israel on Sunday revoked the VIP permit of the Palestinian foreign minister after he returned to the West Bank from a trip to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Israeli and Palestinian officials confirmed.The move appeared to be Israeli r...

  • Cable companies win lawsuit over Maine’s a la carte law

    Cable companies win lawsuit over Maine’s a la carte law

    Supreme Court News 02/25/2021

    A federal appeals court has rejected Maine’s law requiring cable companies to give subscribers the option of purchasing access to individual cable channels rather than bundled packages.A federal judge already delayed the law from going into eff...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

    Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

    Supreme Court News 12/14/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, ending Trump's legal challenges in state court about an hour before the Electoral C...

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

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

    Supreme Court News 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...

  • California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    Supreme Court News 08/29/2020

    Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors&rdquo...

  • Colombia warlord asks US court to force deportation to Italy

    Colombia warlord asks US court to force deportation to Italy

    Supreme Court News 08/22/2020

    A lawyer for a former Colombian paramilitary leader is asking a U.S. federal court to force Attorney General William Barr to immediately deport the former warlord to Italy after he completed a long drug sentence.The emergency petition was filed Monda...

  • Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn's testimony

    Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn's testimony

    Supreme Court News 08/08/2020

    A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday revived House Democrats' lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee, but left other legal issues unresolved with time growing short in the current ...

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    Supreme Court News 05/29/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four mo...

  • Washington Supreme Court to hear COVID-19 inmate case online

    Washington Supreme Court to hear COVID-19 inmate case online

    Supreme Court News 04/21/2020

    In an historic setting, the Washington Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday while sitting alone in their separate chambers using Zoom technology in a case that addresses the safety of inmates in the state’s prisons during the coronav...

  • Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Supreme Court News 04/16/2020

    A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last month that bar...