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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US News

13 hrs ago | 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.

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

17 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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

MediaPost

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.

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

FindLaw

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 .

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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.

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Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

SFGate

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.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NewsOK.com

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.

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

Pridesource.com

SCOTUS Blocks Virginia Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Supreme Court agreed to stay the decision made by a federal appeals court in Virginia last month , blocking same-sex marriages from taking place this week.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Cybercast News Service

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

Florida's highest court is being asked to decide whether or not the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Hillsborough County, FL

Law.com

Judge Suppresses Images Found in Cellphone Search

In an early application of a new U.S. Supreme Court precedent on cellphone records and the Fourth Amendment, a judge in Brooklyn has suppressed evidence that allegedly would have shown that a defendant photographed a child sex crime victim during a trial.

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Deseret News

Court allows Utah more time to file gay marriage recognition appeal

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah more time Tuesday to file its appeal in the same-sex marriage recognition case.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Capitol Hill Blue

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Ohio, Liberal Political News

Reuters

U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend.

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Related Topix: US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Whittier Daily News

California campaign cash disclosure bill needs final push: Editorial

For Californians who know all about the problems caused by big money's influence on elections, finding the solution remains easier said than done.

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Related Topix: California, US News, Opinion

New York Daily News

Judge tosses evidence against man accused of taking pic of sex abuse victim on witness stand

A case centered around an improper digital image that captured a sex abuse victim on the witness stand is its last throes after a Brooklyn judge threw out all the evidence Tuesday.

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