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2 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

McCree court case will test the idea of judicial immunity again

It's no secret to anyone who lives or works in the city that Detroit has the highest tax rates in... Judge Wade McCree testifies at his misconduct hearing.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

6 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Immigration laws a federal matter

Courtesy This editorial says immigration laws are a federal matter, not onefor state or local officials to try to deal with.


Related Topix: Grassroots, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Deseret News

'Deseret News National Edition': Hobby Lobby, adolescent...

This week's Deseret News National Edition features a discussion about the propaganda wars surrounding the Hobby Lobby ruling, insight into adolescent depression and a story about an Ethiopian boy who lived in a tree but now has a new life in America This week's ' Deseret News National Edition ' features a discussion about the propaganda wars ... (more)


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, US News

14 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Susan Estrich: The American way of death

As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it.


Related Topix: US News, Death Penalty, Opinion

18 hrs ago |

Traffic Court verdict? It stinks

Last week, several recovering "judges" of Philadelphia's illustrious Traffic "Court," where ticket-fixing for the connected was not merely a given, but appears to have been a calling, were acquitted of the most serious charges.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

22 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

In a 19-page opinion, Judge Frederick Scullin ruled on Saturday that "there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US News

Sat Jul 26, 2014


The promise of death in Akwa Ibom - 1

"Those who want to take power through the back door will die and the PDP will continue."


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News, US News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea, on March 29, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Guinea, US News, Gay/Lesbian


More life sentences in 2009 St. Louis murder

A 21-year-old St. Louis man convicted of killing a woman has been resentenced to an additional three life sentences and 45 more years.


Related Topix: US News

My FOX Chicago

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Oklahoma, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Another Botched Execution

As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, legal scholar in New York and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, San Quentin, CA, Death Penalty, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Amar on the backgrounds of Supreme Court Justices

Akhil Amar recently delivered the annual Robert J. Jackson lecture , focusing on the changing credentials of Supreme Court Justices.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sonia Sotomayor, John G. Roberts, Harriet Miers

Capital Soup

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.


Related Topix: US News

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.


Related Topix: Hennepin County, MN, US News, Violent Crime

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.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News


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.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, Opinion



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.


Related Topix: US News, Vaccinations, Health

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.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News

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.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Gay/Lesbian, US News

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