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  • Georgia inmate put to death after Supreme Court denies stay

    Warren Lee Hill, a Georgia inmate with a mild intellectual disability, was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case. Hill, who has a reputed IQ of 70, received a lethal injection of pentobarbital shortly after 7...
  • Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

    Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California
    The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week. The church opposed a new rule to bar California judges from...
  • Appeals court lets McDonnell remain free during appeal

    Appeals court lets McDonnell remain free during appeal
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, a federal court ruled Monday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said McDonnell's appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact that...
  • Cass Sunstein: Rand Paul's novel conservative judicial activism

    For many decades, the Supreme Court's 1905 decision in Lochner v. New York has ranked among the most universally despised rulings in the history of American law. In that long-repudiated case, the court struck down a maximum-hours law for bakers. A week...
  • Wolf sued over firing of open-records chief

    Wolf sued over firing of open-records chief
    Saddled with a public official not of his own choosing in the waning day's of Gov. Tom Corbett's reign, newly elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican Party are in a very public shoving match over who should head the Commonwealth's Office of...
  • US announces charges in Russian spy ring case, say 3 defendants tried to recruit New Yorkers

    Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,...
  • Glendale sues state over interest on loans

    Glendale is taking the state government to court over a potential loss of more than $30 million in interest from loans it made decades ago to its now-defunct Redevelopment Agency. When the agency was founded in the early 1970s, it received dozens of...
  • Church property fight turns on Constitutional issues

    The legal fight over land playing out between the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a tiny Middle River church is one of the rare lawsuits filed against the denomination in the state. But it's one of dozens of such cases across the nation over 30 years...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • East Chicago man gets six years for armed robbery

    Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced an East Chicago man to six years in prison on Monday for armed robbery. Charles Kirkland, 41, who also lists an address in Burnham, Ill., admitted in court in November that he went into the home of an...
  • Michigan City sex offender headed back to prison

    Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a Gary man to the eight-year maximum in prison on Monday for failure to register as a sex offender. Lashann Montez Winfield, 41, of Michigan City, admitted that he was actually living in the 1600...