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  • Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson

    Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson
    A state appellate court upheld the conviction Monday of a man serving two life terms in prison for the 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife. A three-judge panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the arguments by ...
  • Alabama same-sex marriages will have to wait as judge stays ruling

    Two days after striking down Alabama laws that ban same-sex marriage, a federal judge temporarily stayed her ruling Sunday, giving the state time to file an appeal. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade’s Friday ruling initially went into effect...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Federal judge stays Ala. gay marriage ruling 2 weeks, refuses to put it on indefinite hold

    A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo. U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade refused the Alabama attorney general's...
  • Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules

    Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules
    Had she done it two years earlier, a teenage girl who used her cell phone to "sext," or send a picture of her privates to a classmate, would have been in big trouble. But a Florida law designed to go easy on juveniles who transmit nude images turned out...
  • Appeals court won't reconsider cruise malpractice ruling

    Appeals court won't reconsider cruise malpractice ruling
    MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that opens the door for cruise ship passengers to sue for medical malpractice. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a bid by Royal Caribbean Cruise...
  • High court must not perpetuate segregation

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 22: A lot of discomfort is in store no matter which way the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Inclusive Communities Project case, which challenges how Texas decides the...
  • In lethal injection case, high court has a chance to take a bold step

    In the effort to find less gruesome ways to execute condemned prisoners, more than two dozen states — including California — adopted a lethal injection protocol developed by Oklahoma in the late 1970s in which the prisoner is rendered...