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  • Accused Serial Killer Does Not Care For Prosecutor

    HARTFORD — At a routine hearing where he agreed to have retired superior court judge preside over his trial, accused serial killer Pedro Miranda expressed disdain for the court process, prosecutor David Zagaja and the jury that three years ago...
  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
  • Convicted Ohio judge trial on 8 felony charges set for June

    A convicted juvenile court judge will go to trial again this summer on eight felony charges that jurors couldn't reach a verdict on last year. A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge on Wednesday set suspended Judge Tracie Hunter's new trial for June...
  • Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces arrests in statewide drug ring

    Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces arrests in statewide drug ring
    PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Wednesday announced charges against 22 people who she said took part in a statewide prescription-drug ring based in Philadelphia that netted profits of $1.7 million over four years. Her...
  • On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

    On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights
    On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
  • Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

    Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United
    Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them. Scotusblog picks up...
  • State's action may be pivotal in testing EPA authority on oceans

    WASHINGTON A lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Seattle will test whether the federal government is doing enough to combat the emerging problem of ocean acidification. And the case contains some unusual bedfellows: Coming to defend the U.S....
  • Make same-sex marriage the law of the land

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, Jan. 20: The debate over same-sex marriage begins and ends with the question of whether it is a matter of equal rights and therefore protected under the Constitution. The U.S....
  • Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpieces. The Pasadena...
  • Protesters disrupt beginning of U.S. Supreme Court session

    WASHINGTON Protesters, including at least one shouting "one person, one vote," disrupted the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court session on Wednesday. The demonstration came five years to the day after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which...
  • Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases

    Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases
    On the day justices Mariano-Florentino Cuellar and Leondra R. Kruger were sworn in this month, the California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling leaving in place a death sentence for a man with a long criminal record. With Gov. Jerry Brown's newest...