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  • Missouri executes convicted murderer after clemency denied

    Earl Ringo Jr. was executed in Missouri early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor denied his requests for clemency.  Ringo was executed by lethal injection at 12:22 a.m. Central time for the 1998 murders of Dennis Poyser and Joanna...
  • Texas to execute man convicted of deadly shooting rampage

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute Willie Tyrone Trottie on Wednesday for killing two people during a shooting spree sparked by a breakup with his girlfriend. Trottie, 45, will be given a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in...
  • Wisconsin's attorney general asks Supreme Court to restore state's ban on same-sex marriage

    MILWAUKEE Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Tuesday asked the nation's highest court to restore the state's gay marriage ban, arguing that the case that began in Madison offers the U.S. Supreme Court the best vehicle for resolving the historic...
  • Wisconsin, Indiana ask U.S. justices to hear gay marriage cases

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The states of Wisconsin and Indiana on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their respective bans on gay marriage. Both states filed petitions with the court in an effort to get the cases before the nine justices as...
  • Pennsylvania donors among those upping contributions after Supreme Court ruling

    Pennsylvania donors among those upping contributions after Supreme Court ruling
    — Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last spring, a handful of Pennsylvania's top political donors have lighter wallets than they otherwise would have by this point in the election year. Eight state residents are among 310 mega-donors who...
  • UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill rulings

    (Reuters) - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history. In a friend of court brief, the...
  • For convicted killer, a chance to avoid life in prison

    For convicted killer, a chance to avoid life in prison
    The victim begged for mercy. The killer showed none. But the justice system is showing some mercy for convicted murderer Janard Orange, who was 16 when he pulled the trigger and ended Gregory Smith's life outside Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale...
  • Court: Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin unconstitutional

    Court: Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin unconstitutional
    Acting with unusual swiftness, a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld on Thursday lower court decisions that found same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin unconstitutional, blasting arguments in favor of the bans as “so full of holes&...
  • Don't let Arizona and Kansas get away with potentially discriminatory voter registration rules

    Arizona, which has become infamous for its hostility toward immigrants who are in the country illegally, lost an important case in the U.S. Supreme Court last year when the justices ruled that the state couldn't require proof of U.S. citizenship as part...
  • Plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case

    Plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case
    Lawyers for two couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to decide the issue once and for all. In a filing that continued a recent batch of filings in the case, lawyers representing a gay...
  • Appeals court rejects ban on same-sex unions in Indiana and Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE The nation took another big stride Thursday toward a historic legal showdown over gay marriage, as a federal appeals court in Chicago unanimously struck down bans on same-sex unions in Wisconsin and Indiana. The decision by a three-judge...