State courts

January 21, 2018 - 2:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. A federal judge in Virginia has given a glimmer of hope...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three executions are scheduled this year in Tennessee, which would mark the first time the state puts someone to death since 2009, a prisons official confirmed Thursday. Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor said James Hawkins, Billy Ray Irick and Sedrick Clayton...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given...
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January 16, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014. The justices offered no comment Tuesday in rejecting an appeal from Judge Kim Shepard. She was suspended without pay for 90...
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In this June 2, 2016 photo, Heidi Lilley speaks about her arrest the previous week, for going topless at Weirs Beach in Laconia, N.H. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear a case as early as January 2018 that could settle the debate over whether women should be allowed to go topless in New Hampshire. The case pertains to Lilley and two other women who were ticketed over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend at Weirs Beach. (Geoff Forester/Concord Monitor via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state's highest court. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro were ticketed in 2016 in...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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The gold letters spell out "Trump Place" on the front of a New York City condominium building, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The board of the condominium tower in New York City is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump's name off the building. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 11, 2018 - 7:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when brassy letters spelling "Trump" had money-making allure. But now the board of a 376-unit luxury condominium tower on Manhattan's West Side is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump's name off the building if enough...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:40 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court ruled Thursday on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't. The Supreme Court's 6-0 decision overturned the ruling of a lower...
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, left, speaks to a rally of people in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges, outside of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 10, 2018 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while. The justices heard arguments in a case from Ohio, among a handful of states that use voters' inactivity to trigger a process that...
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January 10, 2018 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's consideration of Ohio's effort to reduce voting rolls by targeting inactive voters (all times local): 12:31 p.m. Ohio's Secretary of State is defending his state's process for pruning its voter rolls after oral arguments about the system at the...
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