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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.
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.
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)
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.
A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.
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 .
A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday and headed to Governor Deval Patrick.
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.
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)
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.
The decision riled birth control advocates and Democrats, who said Wednesday that Wisconsin law is not affected by the decision.
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.
A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe is a veteran liberal scholar who counts both President Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts among his former students.
Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association comes a week after Gov. Jerry Brown let SB1272 become law without his signature.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 03:17 am
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