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  • Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

    Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. The justices heard arguments in a case from Florida, five years after...
  • Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money

    Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money
    In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
  • Farmers in dry California decry refusal of US Supreme Court to hear appeals on protected fish

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. The decision lets stand a 2008 U.S. Fish...
  • A sign of discrimination in Arizona town

    A sign posted on or near a public highway is an expression of speech, but it also can pose safety and aesthetic problems. A community should be free to regulate the distraction and clutter created by public signage so long as it doesn't pick and choose on...
  • Connecticut Should Give Young Offenders 'Second Look'

    Connecticut Should Give Young Offenders 'Second Look'
    In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized — for the third time in the past decade — that adolescents are not fully formed adults. Teenagers can be immature and impetuous, and fail to appreciate risks and consequences, the court rightly...
  • Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates after narrow Supreme Court approval

    Oklahoma and Florida executed two prisoners Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly gave the go-ahead, despite concerns about the mixture of lethal drugs used for the injections. Charles Frederick Warner, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:28 p....
  • U.S. high court won't hear fuel-tax fight between state, Seminole tribe

    U.S. high court won't hear fuel-tax fight between state, Seminole tribe
    TALLAHASSEE  --  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle. Justices did...
  • Google v. Oracle: Supreme Court asks feds' opinion in patent fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the huge copyright battle between Google and Oracle, which could develop into a major exploration of the legal boundaries of software protection. In an order Monday, the high...
  • Appellate court urged to deepen civil rights legacy with marriage rights for gays and lesbians

    Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. Lawyers for gays and lesbians urged the...
  • The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...
  • Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court

    Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court
    The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California. At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...