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  • High court to decide whether young murder convicts can seek freedom

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether young murderers who are serving life terms in prison deserve a chance to seek their freedom in parole hearings. The court said it will rule in the case of Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in...
  • U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

    A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too, court documents show. In the roughly year...
  • U.S. justices to hear Louisiana inmate's appeal over sentence

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a Louisiana inmate's appeal of a sentence to life in prison without parole that he received after he was convicted, at the age of 17, of killing a friend 30 years ago. In the case of George Toca, the...
  • Senate report confirms CIA had 'black site' at Guantanamo, hid it from Congress

    MIAMI In 2004, as the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to let Guantanamo captives consult lawyers for the first time, the CIA spirited some men who now face death penalty trials from a clandestine lockup at the U.S. Navy base and didn't tell Congress. Two...
  • Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

    Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
    Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Mayo: Time to scrap city invocations

    Mayo: Time to scrap city invocations
    Invocations at city meetings have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, but to my agnostic mind they're unnecessary and divisive. Some people get upset if a preacher prays in Jesus' name. Some people get upset by the mere presence of a Muslim praising...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse workers' time in security lines

    U.S. Supreme Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse workers' time in security lines
    WASHINGTON — Warehouse workers who fill shipments for online retailers like Amazon do not have to be paid for time they spend waiting in security screenings, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous ruling, the justices overturned a...
  • Georgia inmate refused sedatives before lethal injection, officials say

    Robert Wayne Holsey was executed in Georgia on Tuesday night for the 1997 murder of a sheriff's deputy. Holsey died at 10:51 p.m. after a lethal injection, Gwendolyn Hogan, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections, told The Times.  Holsey...
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court doesn't understand warehouse labor

    Noah Feldman: Supreme Court doesn't understand warehouse labor
    Back in the 1940s, when the U.S. Supreme Court last spent a lot of time struggling with the question of what parts of a worker's day were included in the job for the purposes of getting an hourly wage, the cases tended to come out 5-4. Then, liberals...
  • Amtrak: On the wrong track

    Amtrak: On the wrong track
    As U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle with whether Amtrak, as a quasi private corporation, should have the right to set performance standards that would also affect the freight services with which it shares lines, the rail system is facing gridlock....
  • For women's health

    When Republican leaders in Virginia ushered through strict regulations targeting women clinics during the administration of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, they fully intended to stop abortion in the commonwealth. They framed the new rules as an effort to...