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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Star-Telegram.com

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.

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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.

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