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  • California Supreme Court appointee Kruger wins state panel's approval

    Leondra R. Kruger Gov. Jerry Brown's third appointment this term to the California Supreme Court, won unanimous approval Monday from a three-member state commission. Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, will be the first African...
  • Jameis Winston cleared of wrongdoing after FSU sexual assault conduct hearing

    Jameis Winston has been cleared of violating FSU’s  code of conduct, with a retired Florida Supreme Court judge ruling there wasn't enough evidence to support the sexual assault claim against the star quarterback. “This was a complex case,...
  • Guilty Plea In East Hartford Sex Assault

    Guilty Plea In East Hartford Sex Assault
    HARTFORD — One of two brothers charged in connection with the sexual assault of a woman at an East Hartford motel in July 2010 pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Monday in Superior Court in Hartford. Luis Trinidad, 28, pleaded guilty under the...
  • Supreme Court Delay On Lapointe Puzzling

    Supreme Court Delay On Lapointe Puzzling
    Few homicide cases can be resolved in the 60-minute television format that shapes much of the public's impressions of murder investigations and prosecutions. The "Serial" podcast phenomenon that examined the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student...
  • Confusion over start of gay marriages next month in Florida

    Confusion over start of gay marriages next month in Florida
    Florida court officials, citing confusion after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on the state's same-sex marriage ban, agreed on Monday to ask a federal judge to clarify where gay couples may begin to tie the knot next month. When the...
  • Manchester Man Pleads No Contest To Reduced Charges In Abuse Case

    Manchester Man Pleads No Contest To Reduced Charges In Abuse Case
    HARTFORD — A Manchester man who initially faced a host of sexual abuse charges, including five counts of first-degree sexual assault, pleaded no contest to reduced charges Monday in Superior Court in Hartford. Under the plea agreement, John...
  • Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law

    Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law
    A North Carolina law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound of the fetus performed and described to them is unconstitutional because it forces doctors to voice the state's message discouraging the procedure, a U.S. appeals court ruled...
  • Immigration as political theater

    President Barack Obama's recent executive order on immigration has caused a political uproar. Congressional Republicans have introduced legislation to kill the order, 24 states are challenging it in federal court, and a federal district court judge in...
  • Equality Florida urges clerks to issue gay-marriage licenses

    Equality Florida urges clerks to issue gay-marriage licenses
    TALLAHASSEE — With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start Jan. 6 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses. Equality Florida, a prominent...
  • Lawyers, activists: Florida law firm wrong in advising clerks not to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    MIAMI � Leading LGBT activists and attorneys on Monday blasted a top Miami-based law firm for "an exaggerated warning" to county clerks that they could be fined or prosecuted for issuing marriage licenses Jan. 6 to same-sex couples. "A law firm...
  • Federal court overturns North Carolina's 'narrated' ultrasound abortion requirement

    Federal court overturns North Carolina's 'narrated' ultrasound abortion requirement
    The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Dec. 22, overturned a North Carolina law requiring physicians to perform "narrated" ultrasounds. "At issue here is a North Carolina statute that requires physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the...