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  • Porter County to start new court for mentally ill offenders

    Porter County to start new court for mentally ill offenders

    Supreme Court News 12/04/2018

    A northwestern Indiana county is preparing to become just the fourth in the state to operate a court specifically designed to treat the needs of nonviolent mentally ill offenders.Porter Superior Court Judge David Chidester says the county's Restorati...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Supreme Court News 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • 'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

    'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

    Supreme Court News 11/10/2018

    The Houston area's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic."The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the "Black Girl Magic" campaign, all won races Tuesday to be judges in various ...

  •  Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Supreme Court News 11/06/2018

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement is leading a six-candidate field for two seats on the state's highest court. Nearly 95 percent of votes have been counted. The top two finishers get black robes.Justice Kurtis Wilder and appellate lawy...

  • Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Supreme Court News 09/04/2018

    A Philippine senator who has taken refuge in the Senate to avoid an arrest order by President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare the order illegal and called on the military to defy it.Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte's ...

  •  Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Supreme Court News 09/02/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Supreme Court News 08/12/2018

    Investigators say a man fired gunshots into a bedroom wall and pointed a gun at his roommate before he was fatally shot by St. Paul police.A search warrant filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contains details about the mome...

  •  Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

    Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

    Supreme Court News 07/22/2018

    Opponents of a state constitutional amendment that passed in 2014 to allow tougher abortion restrictions are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court after a circuit appellate court denied a recount.The appeal in the Amendment 1 case was filed earlier thi...

  • Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Supreme Court News 07/17/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and d...

  • 1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    Supreme Court News 07/06/2018

    The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigr...

  • State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    Supreme Court News 06/17/2018

    A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option ...

  • Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Supreme Court News 06/08/2018

    An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado bake...