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8 min ago | Reuters

Texas voter ID law heads to trial in U.S. court

A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it a veiled attempt at suppressing minority turnout.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors

1 hr ago | JD Supra

Collateral Damage: Criminal Convictions and the Lasting Consequences

Prosecutors and often even judges do not appreciate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, regardless of whether it results from a trial or a plea agreement.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

5 hrs ago | OUPblog

The US Supreme Court should reverse Wynne - narrowly

Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne requires the US Supreme Court to decide whether the US Constitution compels a state to grant an income tax credit to its residents for the out-of-state income taxes such residents pay on out-of-state income.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, US News, Tax, Howard County, MD

9 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

More Court Filings In Same-Sex Marriage Case

More court filings in the same-sex marriage case. Paperwork has been filed by two clerks of circuit court.

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Related Topix: US News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Record

Behind the News

Arkansas needs to change its system of selecting judges, and we need to do it before the people who elect them lose confidence in their courts.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Tenure ruling heats up November...

In this file photo, CA Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson was speaking to educators gathered at a summit.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News

St. Cloud Times

Letter: Elected officials lack religion to help ruleLetter: Elected...

Letter: Elected officials lack religion to help rule We have become a nation of evil people, and we have only ourselves to blame.

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Related Topix: US News, Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar, Opinion

WHAS11

US Supreme Court to weigh Kentucky case next month

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US News

Forbes.com

Financial Questions Remain For LGBT Couples More Than A Year After DOMA Decision

I write about stock markets, art markets, millennials and their money. Before joining the markets and personal finance desk I produced the investing section of Forbes.com.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Journalism, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Gay/Lesbian

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas voter ID battle to continue in court

As it is required in every election in Texas since last November, people voting in the special election in state Senate District 28 must show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Aug 31, 2014

ThinkProgress

Florida Mayor Ejects Resident From Public Meeting For Not Standing During Prayer And Pledge

A Florida mayor ejected one of his constituents from a City Commission meeting on Thursday because he declined to stand during the invocation and pledge to the flag at the beginning of the meeting.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Greenwich Citizen

Analysis: Mississippi may be on execution hiatus

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Prison, Death Penalty

Common Dreams

As Diversity in Schools Increases, So Does Segregation

Percent of public school students in the South who are Latino, now the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the region's public schools: 23.5 Year that the number of Hispanic children under 18 surpassed the number of African-American children in the U.S., becoming the largest minority group among children: 1998 Percent increase in number of ... (more)

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Related Topix: African-American, South Carolina, US News, Liberal Political News

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Infamous killer of 2 NH professors could get new sentence under Supreme Court ruling

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Friday that four men who committed murders as juveniles, including the killer of two Dartmouth College professors in an infamous 2001 slaying, deserve new sentence hearings, vacating their terms of life in prison without parole.

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Related Topix: Dartmouth College, US News, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Anchorage Daily News

Senate candidates disagree on solution to outside spending 'problem'

One of the few areas in which incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan see eye to eye is their position on the more than $12 million spent this year by outside groups seeking to influence the outcome of their election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post-gazette.com

The promise of tenure reform

The June court ruling against teacher employment laws in California was the opening salvo in a battle that has already moved to New York and will likely spread from there.

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Related Topix: US News, Opinion

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

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