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1 hr ago | Nashua Telegraph

Former Nashua man affected by court ruling

A Nashua man is one of the four affected by state Supreme Court's decision issued Friday ordering new sentencing hearings for underage convicted murders.


Related Topix: Nashua, NH, Violent Crime, US News

5 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying On September 22...

According to Equality Florida, one of the state's leading LGBT rights organizations, same-sex marriages could begin in Florida as early as September 22, if by September 21 no one appeals last week's ruling in a federal case made by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

9 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge

Two civil rights organizations filed a joint brief in federal court supporting a challenge to Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.


Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, ACLU, US News

12 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

New challenge for Ga. death penalty

A Georgia death row inmate on Friday filed a new challenge to the state's requirement for defendants to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt to be spared execution on those grounds.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

16 hrs ago | Advocate

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

This week, the Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia plaintiffs all filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a rehearing in their lawsuits.


Related Topix: US News, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

19 hrs ago | JD Supra

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving 1980 motion picture Raging Bull, Ninth Circuit vacates summary judgment in favor of defendants on infringement claims and remands case to district court to consider defendant's estoppel defense and, if ... (more)


Related Topix: US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I. Supreme Court rules Sen. Hansen ineligible to seek re-election in Nov.

The V.I. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Sen. Alicia Hansen is prohibited from running for office in the General Election based on the V.I. Code's "moral turpitude" clause.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Daily Journal

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Abortion, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, Health

The Campbell Reporter

Pizarro: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor coming to San Jose State

San Jose State Social Science Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz was reading U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography when she saw a connection between Sotomayor's story of struggle and that of San Jose State students.


Related Topix: US News, My Beloved World, Books, Sonia Sotomayor, UC Berkeley, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings

Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, Family, Teenagers, Dartmouth College

New Hampshire Public Radio -

N.H. Supreme Court Mandates New Sentencing Hearings For Four Underage Murderers

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled four men sentenced to life in prison for murders committed when they were minors should get new sentencing hearings.


Related Topix: US News

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Mass murderer to accept fate at hearing?

Is he ready to die or will Michael Ballard try to have his death sentenced overturned? The admitted mass murderer will be back in court Friday to tell a judge if he wants to appeal or accept his fate.


Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, US News, Death Penalty

Deseret News

Couples in Utah same-sex marriage case ask Supreme Court to hear state's appeal

Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, and Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge hug during a press conference regarding a federal appeals court decision on same-sex marriage in Salt Lake City Wednesday, June 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

MSN Money

Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses

A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts.


Related Topix: IBM, World News, South Africa, Africa, US News


FilmOn Appeals Contempt Finding In New York

Streaming video company FilmOn is appealing an order holding the company in contempt and directing it to pay around $150,000 in sanctions and legal bills.


Related Topix: Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Advertising


Snippets: Lyrical Threats, SSM Victors Want Cert., SCOTUS

Today's all about the music: rap lyrics as threats, the final countdown for same-sex marriage advocates, and cops facing the music in court .


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Houston Press

Trial Set For Case Against Bellaire Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man

A federal judge has set a trial date for the civil suit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway.


Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Arizona high court refuses to erase death sentence

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Related Topix: US News

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Courts suppress democracy in upholding corporate rule

In response to popular outcry against money in politics and the "Citizens United" decision, California legislators put Proposition 49 on the November ballot.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Tulsa County couple urges high court to hear same-sex marriage case

WASHINGTON _ The Tulsa County couple that successfully challenged Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban before a federal judge and appeals court urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to affirm the rulings that the ban is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Wedding, Tulsa County, OK, Oklahoma, US News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals