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With four justices appointed by Republicans (including Scott's well-received recent pick, Justice Alan Lawson) and three by Democrats, the court is balanced, and justices have shown a pattern of open, thoughtful deliberation and unanimity that should ...
Judge Neil Wake, who had presided over years of litigation over execution protocols, ordered the Corrections Department to investigate the flawed execution and litigate its execution protocol with attorneys representing other death-row inmates.
Feinman joins six other judges on the diverse Court of Appeals, three of whom are women. "Justice Feinman will be an exceptional addition to New York's highest court," New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact.
A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a Seattle federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones on Wednesday denied the Justice ...
A New York federal judge on Wednesday ruled that no "reasonable attorney" would have sued news organizations for broadcasting or publishing seconds-long clips from the 45-minute live facebook video of a childbirth.
U.S. District Court Judge James Donato said Thursday, June 22, 2017, he was having trouble understanding how Judge William Orrick's affiliation with a non-profit and two facebook "likes" by Orrick's wife created an appearance of bias against defendant ...
NEW YORK --- It is the sound of a legendary season. Each and every fan who comes to Yankee Stadium wants to go home with a little piece of this incredible Aaron Judge rookie year. So when he connects on a pitch, they are hoping they can see some ...
Renee Rabinowitz, a holocaust survivor in her 80s, was flying from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, when a flight attendant on Israel's El Al airline asked if she would be willing to change seats.
A federal magistrate judge ruled in August that investigators coerced Dassey, who was 16 years old at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing and overturned his conviction.
Lawyers request new judges often, but they rarely put as much effort into those motions as the district attorney's office did.
Though she had graduated second in her law school class at the University of Pennsylvania, she said in an interview with the American Bar Association in 2013, she was turned down when she applied for a clerkship with a justice of the United States ...
The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial on Wednesday ordered the public release of the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case but warned them not to divulge what other jurors said during deliberations.
Judge Hears Update on Ferguson, Justice Department Agreement. A federal judge in St. Louis will hear an update on Ferguson, Missouri's progress in its agreement with the U.S.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the public is entitled to see videos of juvenile inmates being pepper sprayed at Wisconsin's troubled youth prisons, which face a lawsuit challenging their use of that disciplinary practice and others.
Uber's recently fired CEO, Travis Kalanick, knew that his top self-driving car engineer had Google files in his possession in March 2016, according to newly filed court documents.
But the ACLU said they might be deported before an immigration judge can consider their requests to stay. Jennifer Newby, the Justice Department attorney at Wednesday's hearing before US District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Detroit, said the people ...
The nominees are Timothy J. Kelly and Trevor McFadden, both picked to serve as federal judges for the D.C. district. Trump formally nominated the two on June 7, and ... of California, said in a joint statement Thursday. The Democrats urged Judiciary ...
If there's one place where good manners are still expected in "locker room talk" America, it's a federal courtroom - even when a leading Feminist lawyer clashes with a crusty conservative judge. So imagine the rush to the fainting couch at a Chicago ...
In a decision with an unexpected ending, the justice struck a blow against another law that treated men and women differently.
This morning the justices upheld the convictions of seven men who had been convicted of the brutal beating, sodomy, and murder of Catherine Fuller, a District Of Columbia mother of six, in 1984.
A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out criminal charges that could result in a mandatory life prison sentence for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people.
A federal magistrate judge ruled in August that investigators coerced Dassey, who was 16 years old at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing and overturned his conviction.
So the choice of Paul G. Feinman, an associate justice of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, to fill the seat left open by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam in April was a watershed for gay New Yorkers. ... Asked by ...
Hogan and the other judges confirmed on Monday were to be sworn in shortly after the Senate took action on the appointments just before 5 p.m.
Joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Kennedy reasoned that the plaintiffs' claims challenging the conditions of their detention "pursuant to a high-level executive policy created in the wake of a major ...
Two girls, ages 7 and 13, were shot as schoolchildren celebrated the end of the school year at a picnic at Warren Elementary School in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on June 16, 2017.
A Lake County judge on Monday upheld his earlier ruling that text and email messages between disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and his wife will be barred from her upcoming trial on conspiracy and money laundering charges.
Judge Gary Lee presided over Richie Wilder's trial and was also assigned to Cynthia Wilder's case. However, the defense filed a motion requesting a different judge. But once the case was reassigned to Judge Stacy Louser, prosecutors asked for a ...
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, the chief justice of California, made headlines this year after she criticized immigration agents for "stalking" courthouses and using them as "bait" to catch unauthorized immigrants.
The Yankees are even fun to watch this time around, thanks in no small part to mammoth right fielder Aaron Judge. Every time he comes up, the 6-foot-7 Judge towers over the plate, threatening to obliterate all stray baseballs tossed in the south Bronx.
The justices ruled Monday that a federal appeals court was wrong to consider the merits of Percy Hutton's claim that his trial judge gave jurors faulty instructions during sentencing. The Cleveland man was convicted in 1986 of aggravated murder and ...
"It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend," Justice Samuel Alito said in his opinion for the court. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but ...
Teenager Cathy Rainbolt told a judge her foster father hit her in the face when she failed to mow the lawn correctly. She got hit in the face when she argued.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson scaled back the injunction Monday, nullifying its impact on studies and policy reviews ordered under the directive Trump issued in March and billed as an anti-terrorism initiative.
A federal judge has ruled that the city of Pensacola must remove a cross displayed in a public park, though the judge himself expresses discontent with the law he felt obliged to apply in the case. The case concerns a 34-foot concrete cross displayed ...
Washington (CNN) The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached an agreement about the scope of an investigation into political interference at the FBI, with the possibility that the inquiry could explore whether President Donald Trump ...
(UPDATED WITH ITV AMERICA STATEMENT) A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has made it clear to ITV America and its parent company that it must comply with her ruling that restored Scott and Deirdre Gurney to the top of their Gurney Productions - or ...
Four justices said the law could not withstand even the fairly relaxed judicial scrutiny that the Supreme Court applies to commercial speech.
The Supreme Court has never disallowed an election map on the ground that it gives a political party an unfair advantage. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.
They say the federal court overstepped its bounds and judges should stay out of an inherently political exercise. The justices should correct the lower court's "flawed analysis before it spreads to other ... In 2004, Justice Anthony Kennedy staked out ...
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Howard, Cook Howard's husband, delivered the oath of office and presented her with her robe, complete with Middie purple piping down the front and red piping around the wrists to represent the University of ...
The state Criminal Justice Commission voted unanimously to reappoint Leonard C. Boyle as Deputy Chief State's Attorney for Operations during a meeting Friday and reappointed six state's attorneys.
Representing Martinez, Albuquerque lawyer and former state Supreme Justice Paul Kennedy told the judge that the scheduled hearing might take more than a day and that several witnesses might have to testify.
A Superior Court Judge has temporarily blocked plans by the state to change the integration standard for magnet schools in the Hartford area, granting a request by plaintiffs in the Sheff v. O'Neill lawsuit to extend the terms of a court-approved ...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - An appeals court has upheld the decision by a federal judge to throw out complaints by a rural Lakota man and his family accusing authorities of using excessive force during a June 2011 altercation.


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