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  • Ex-New York teacher convicted of raping 16-year-old student

    A New York City jury has found a former high school math teacher guilty of raping a 16-year-old student in 2011. Richard Hovan was convicted in state Supreme Court in Manhattan Friday. His attorney says the jury got it wrong and Hovan will appeal. The...
  • Lake judges: Drop in number of criminal trials no measure of justice

    Lake judges: Drop in number of criminal trials no measure of justice
    With the number of criminal jury trials down significantly in 2014 and the plea agreement still the most common method of resolving cases, judges in Lake County say they continue to dispense justice fairly and efficiency. Statistics compiled for 2014...
  • If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?

    If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?
    Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed a law that will be a significant part of his presidential legacy: the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a case that will largely determine if that law is remembered...
  • Fate of health care law is in justices' hands � again

    WASHINGTON Four little words will make a world of difference when the Supreme Court considers a potentially disabling challenge to President Barack Obama's signature health care law Wednesday. In a case that concerns language and politics more than the...
  • Judge sets date to hear Medicaid plan lawsuit

    A judge will hear arguments July 10 on whether the main funding source for Arizona's Medicaid expansion was legally enacted. The order from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper released Friday comes nearly two months after the state...
  • Sentence reduced for 2 Supreme Court demonstrators

    Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one. The two appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Friday to begin serving sentences a judge issued Thursday following...
  • Former US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term

    Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. Renzi previously succeeded in postponing the start of his...
  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague. Groups across the political spectrum — from the liberal American Civil...
  • NC judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next

    A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016 — keeping the path clear for a summer trial in a lawsuit. In a ruling provided Friday to case attorneys,...
  • Connecticut court tosses 100-year sentence imposed on teen

    The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned a 100-year prison sentence that was imposed on a Hartford teenager in a murder case, saying juveniles cannot be treated the same as adults when being sentenced for violent crimes. In a 5-2 ruling,...
  • Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

    Some Republican lawmakers still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange. State Sen....