State courts

May 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit challenging Viacom Inc.'s payment of more than $13 million in compensation to company founder and former chairman Sumner Redstone. The court on Friday affirmed a judge's dismissal of a suit alleging that...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. A New York court said Thursday, May 17, 2018, that the former "Apprentice" contestant can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
May 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now, a New York court said Thursday. The ruling by the Supreme Court's appellate division means Zervos' lawyers can press ahead with a demand for Trump...
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Suzanna de Baca, left, and ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis look on during a news conference, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit challenging the nation's most restrictive abortion law, an Iowa provision that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 16, 2018 - 6:39 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of the nation's strictest abortion law are hoping a lawsuit filed against the Iowa measure will bring the issue back before the U.S. Supreme Court, but constitutional experts say that's unlikely because of a legal maneuver by abortion-rights groups. The Iowa...
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FILE - This Dec. 13, 1993 file photo shows Kurt Cobain of the band Nirvana performing in Seattle. The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Cobain’s death will not be released publicly. KING5-TV reports the court ruled Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that the photographs are exempt from Washington state’s Public Records Act and releasing the photos would “violate the Cobain family’s due process rights under the 14th Amendment.” (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)
May 16, 2018 - 12:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly. KING5-TV reports the court ruled Tuesday that the photographs are exempt from Washington state's Public Records Act and releasing the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2016 file photo, prisoner David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is recommending that charges be dismissed against Roberson, who has served nearly 20 years in prison for the death of a southeast Missouri woman. Hawley announced Monday, May, 14, 2018, that his office is recommending Robinson, be released from prison. Robinson has been in prison since 2001 for the killing of Sheila Box, who was shot to death after leaving a Sikeston bar. (Laura Simon/The Southeast Missourian via AP File)
May 15, 2018 - 11:10 am
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing of a bar owner in 2000 despite a total lack of physical evidence linking him to the crime has been freed from prison after the state's top prosecutor decided not to retry him. David Robinson, 49, was greeted with hugs and thanked his...
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May 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Wyoming man who was 16 when he fatally shot another teenager in the head at point-blank range will be resentenced for the killing after the Supreme Court declined to step in to the case. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take the case of Phillip Sam, who killed 19-year-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier appears for his court hearing via video at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. The Nevada Supreme Court says the state can go ahead with its first execution of a death row inmate in 12 years. In a blunt and unanimous ruling on Thursday, May 10, 2018, the state's highest court says that federal public defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union used the wrong process to try to stop Dozier's lethal injection. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
May 10, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials got the go-ahead Thursday to execute the state's first death-row inmate in 12 years, after the state Supreme Court ruled that defense lawyers and a rights group used the wrong process to try to stop the lethal injection. Justices sidestepped the question of...
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FILE - In this May 22, 1998, file photo, Thurston High School student Kip Kinkel, 15, is led to his arraignment in Eugene, Ore. Kinkel has lost an appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court, Thursday, May 10, 2018, where he had sought reduction of the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at his high school. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
May 10, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who killed two people and wounded 26 others in a 1998 shooting at an Oregon high school lost an appeal Thursday seeking to reduce his 111-year sentence. The Oregon state Supreme Court ruled that Kip Kinkel's sentence does not violate his constitutional protection from cruel...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2005, file photo, 3 Doors Down member Matt Roberts arrives at the BMI Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Richard Snellgrove of Fairhope, Ala., an Alabama physician, is scheduled to go on trial Friday, May 11, 2018, on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts, who died of a drug overdose. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:57 pm
An Alabama physician is scheduled to go on trial Friday on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts, who died of a drug overdose. Dr. Richard Snellgrove of Fairhope faces a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful...
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