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  • Equality NC opposed to magistrate, religious freedom bills

    Representatives of Equality North Carolina are preparing to return to Raleigh for this year's Day of Action event at the Legislative Building and to talk with legislators. A lot has happened the state's leading gay rights group held its formal lobbying...
  • Resentencing forced by U.S. high court ends in life in prison again

    Resentencing forced by U.S. high court ends in life in prison again
    Nearly a quarter-century after he was first sent away for life for taking part in a double murder while in the eighth grade, Adolfo Davis on Monday listened intently as a Cook County judge went on at length in announcing her ruling on his fate. A...
  • On Third Try, Youth Parole Bill Clears the State Senate

    After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday.  The measure, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 31 to 5, now heads to the House of...
  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
  • Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill

    Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere, with many church leaders imploring state lawmakers to protect religious freedoms in the name of tolerance but others taking the opportunity to openly decry...
  • High court: Debtors must wait to appeal payment plan denial

    A unanimous Supreme Court says debtors in bankruptcy cannot immediately appeal a court's order rejecting a plan to repay creditors. The justices ruled Monday that parties in a bankruptcy case must wait until a repayment plan is confirmed before appealing...
  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-...
  • Judges Aren't Politicians: Their Take

    Judges Aren't Politicians: Their Take
    Right call on judges The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn't been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the court finally found a campaign finance...
  • Concerns about fundraising would vanish if all judges were appointed

    Concerns about fundraising would vanish if all judges were appointed
    This week the Supreme Court upheld a Florida rule prohibiting candidates for judge from personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 ruling, but it was  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg&...
  • Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states. The Democrat...
  • No, Justices Alito and Scalia, death penalty politics aren't the issue

    No, Justices Alito and Scalia, death penalty politics aren't the issue
    Oral arguments before the Supreme Court earlier this week over Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol took an unusually harsh tone (which Dahlia Lithwick parses nicely here at Slate). What was more jarring, though, was the theme of statements –...