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Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts...

Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, received the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education this week.


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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Hennepin County Judge Wernick heads into retirement after career in criminal defense

From the public defender's office to the social justice movement to arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court at age 33, Hennepin County District Judge Mark Wernick's career hit a lot of highs before he retired this month.


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Daily Herald

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.


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Opinion: Do death penalty delays make it cruel?

Editor's note: Paul Callan, a CNN legal analyst, is a former New York homicide prosecutor and a senior partner at Callan, Koster, Brady and Brennan, LLP.


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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principles, some health care experts say.


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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Arizona man resentenced in rape, murder of woman

A northern Arizona man has been resentenced in the rape and murder of a woman who was hitchhiking near Steamboat on the Navajo Nation.


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Broward-Palm Beach

Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petitions to Pam Bondi's Office

When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution

The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Ohio

WDRB-TV Louisville

Local venders vie for vacancy after hot dog stand owner charged with murder

The trailer starts out tame and ends with some of the steamy scenes that have made E. L. James' "Fifty Shades" trilogy a global best-seller.


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KTEN-TV Denison

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on... Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing ... (more)


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Post and Courier

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.


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The Fresno Bee

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.


Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Life, Self Defense, Terrorism

AG Schneiderman Leads Multistate Coalition Urging US Supreme Court to ...

July 24, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he is leading a coalition of more than 25 states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold consumer rescission rights under the federal Truth in Lending Act .


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Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday and headed to Governor Deval Patrick.


Related Topix: Abortion, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Democrat

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.


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WKXW-FM Trenton

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the ... (more)


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KHOU-TV Houston

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

WIBA-AM Madison

Wisconsin to stop enforcing birth control law

The decision riled birth control advocates and Democrats, who said Wednesday that Wisconsin law is not affected by the decision.


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Windsor Beacon

10 states join Ind.'s appeal of gay marriage ruling

The attorneys general of 10 states have joined in Indiana's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that found the state law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional.


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