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  • In 9th Judicial Circuit ...: Editorial

    Given the sound and fury that often surround political campaigns, it might be tempting for Florida voters to write off the quieter judicial races. That would be a serious mistake. Rules of conduct keep the volume down in judicial campaigns, but don't...
  • Q&A on health care law rulings

    WASHINGTON Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions. Q. What happened? A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided 2-1 that tax...
  • Columbia man stands trial on attempted murder charge in beating

    A Columbia man is standing trial this week on an attempted murder charge stemming from a fight outside of his Columbia apartment complex that prosecutors say left the other man unable to walk, speak or feed himself, according to Howard County State's...
  • Argentine default in balance as government refuses to capitulate

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this...
  • Virginia's 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds subsidies, key component of Affordable Care Act policies

    Virginia's 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds subsidies, key component of Affordable Care Act policies
    One hour after a Washington D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against subsidies/tax credits for consumers buying health insurance policies through federally facilitated state health exchanges, Virginia's 4th Circuit ruled in support of the tax credits. It's the...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on Tuesday when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in...
  • Ex-prosecutors press for new trial for death-row inmate

    Ex-prosecutors press for new trial for death-row inmate
    The list is impressive: a former governor, a former Florida Supreme Court justice and the former attorneys general of four states. Each fought to put convicted murderers to death, but each has now asked the Florida Supreme Court to grant a new trial to...
  • Opponents to the Corcoran Gallery of Art takeover will get a hearing

    The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington received a surprising setback in court this week when a judge ruled that members of a group opposing the institution's planned takeover deal with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University have...
  • U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay of execution for Arizona inmate

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate who had sued the state demanding more information about the drugs that will be used in the lethal injection procedure he faces. Joseph Wood is one of...
  • Arizona execution is back on as Supreme Court reverses 9th Circuit

    Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood was back on for Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a preliminary injunction imposed by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In overturning the 9th Circuit on Tuesday, the high court said a district...