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  • Supreme Court OKs inmate's half-inch beard

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously struck down an Arkansas prison ban on inmate beards, a remarkable legal victory for a habitual offender turned devout Muslim who started off representing himself. In an emphatic 9-0 decision, the court'...
  • General Assembly decides new Supreme Court justice

    The General Assembly named a new Supreme Court Justice Tuesday, finalized a judgeship decision for the daughter of a controversial former state senator and sorted out a handful of Peninsula judgeships. For the Virginia Supreme Court, legislators...
  • California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

    California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations. The Boy...
  • Judge: Emails about diary of James Brown's widow must be released in suit over singer's estate

    A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails about the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. on Friday gave the state...
  • Supreme Court accepts case on cruelty of lethal injections

    Supreme Court accepts case on cruelty of lethal injections
    The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review the drug protocol increasingly used in executions across the country to determine whether the procedure violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. It is the court's first...
  • With Nebraska route cleared, TransCanada takes steps to acquire land for Keystone XL pipeline

    The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to finish the project — the first steps it's taken since the state's high court removed a major legal barrier....
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Utah inmate covered in neo-Nazi tattoos loses right to attorney

    Utah inmate covered in neo-Nazi tattoos loses right to attorney
    The Utah Supreme Court says an inmate who is covered in neo-Nazi tattoos and serving a life sentence for killing a prison guard has lost the right to an attorney after repeatedly threatening his lawyers. The court ruled Friday that the drastic action is...
  • Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of two Mobile women who sued to...
  • Lawyers For Teen Fighting Chemo Order Want Psychiatric Evaluation

    Lawyers For Teen Fighting Chemo Order Want Psychiatric Evaluation
    Lawyers for the 17-year-old Windsor Lock girl who is receiving chemotherapy against her wishes and her mother have filed a request in Superior Court for a full psychiatric evaluation of the girl. Cassandra C. is between treatments and may leave...
  • Back9 Golf Network Sues Former CEO For Alleged Disparagement

    Back9 Golf Network Sues Former CEO For Alleged Disparagement
    HARTFORD — Former Back9 CEO Jamie Bosworth expressed doubts about the company's ability to succeed to investors and potential investors while he was leading the company — and continued doing so after he left, the company says in a Superior...