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  • Court orders release of Ohio replacement teachers' names

    An Ohio school board must release the names of replacement teachers brought in during a 2013 strike, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday as it rejected arguments that making the names public could endanger the teachers. The decision upheld a lower...
  • No rebel flag on Texas license plates

    The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday, March 24: The fight over the Confederate battle flag and whether it can be included on a Texas specialty license plate has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which...
  • Wolf plans to remove York city schools from state takeover

    Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to undo a state takeover of the York City School District that was engineered under his predecessor. Wolf's administration said Wednesday it has asked a state appellate court to begin the process to take the financially...
  • Supreme Court denies McCowan appeal bid

    Supreme Court denies McCowan appeal bid
    VALPARAISO -- The Supreme Court has denied Dustin McCowan's appeal in his 2013 murder conviction but his attorney said there are more options to consider. McCowan was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the Sept. 16, 2011, murder his former girlfriend,...
  • Wisconsin court candidate blames justice for dysfunction

    A judge looking to unseat Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley went on the offensive Wednesday, telling a civic group that Bradley has fostered dysfunction on the court, tried to advance a liberal agenda and wants to prevent democracy by...
  • Lake County courts: Heroin possession in Hammond nets four-year term

    Lake County courts: Heroin possession in Hammond nets four-year term
    Chicago man gets 4 years for heroin possession A Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to four years for possession of a narcotic drug and was ordered by Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell to perform 120 hours of community service. Jeremiah...
  • Supreme Court, as well as states and energy firms, divided over EPA's powers

    WASHINGTON Some environmental protections could face a hazier future after a Supreme Court argument Wednesday in an important clean-air case that's already divided states and leading energy companies. Justices, too, appear split over whether the...
  • Italy's highest court to hear Knox appeal of guilty verdict

    American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend expect to learn their fate Wednesday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate. Several outcomes are possible, including...
  • Appeals court hears arguments over license for orca 'Lolita'

    Animal rights groups that want a captive killer whale removed from Miami Seaquarium asked federal appeals judges Tuesday to send their lawsuit against the tourist attraction and the U.S. Department of Agriculture back to a U.S. district court. The case...
  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong. But the ruling said some opinions in registration...
  • High court: Constitution doesn't require school bus service

    School districts aren't required to provide bus transportation for students under the state constitution, the Indiana Supreme Court said Tuesday in a ruling that could impact cash-strapped districts. The decision stems from a case involving the...