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  • A patronage monitor for Illinois?

     A patronage monitor for Illinois?
    In its 1990 ruling in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court said that with few exceptions, decisions about hiring, firing, promoting or transferring state workers cannot be based on politics.
  • Hampton man who refused to cooperate in trial found guilty of first-degree murder

    Hampton man who refused to cooperate in trial found guilty of first-degree murder
    HAMPTON — With 17 armed sheriff's deputies in the courtroom, a Circuit Court jury on Thursday declared a Hampton man guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 58-year-old man three years ago. The same jury then recommended that...

    Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'

    Mom on death penalty for Torrez: 'I only wish I could do it myself'
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After hearing days of testimony implicating Jorge Torrez as the killer of two young girls in Illinois in 2005, jurors decided today that he should be put to death in a separate case – the murder of a sailor four years later....

    Money manager Vilar gets new, longer 10-year U.S. prison term

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money manager and arts patron Alberto Vilar was resentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, a year longer than previously, in connection with his 2008 conviction for fraud and money laundering. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan...

    Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions

    (Reuters) - Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other conservative U.S. states that have placed restrictions on the procedure. The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 but the...