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2nd girl in Slender Man stabbing enters insanity plea
Both the girl and 14-year-old Morgan Geyser face one count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide as adults       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Supreme Court of the United States Associated Press Supreme court State supreme court Lawyer Court Jury Judge
Supreme Court declines to outlaw Michigan straight-ticket voting
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a request by the state of Michigan to enforce a 2015 law that bans straight-ticket voting.
4 points by UPI | Voting Democracy Elections United Press International Supreme Court of the United States Election Voting system Samuel Alito
Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Fraud Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Department of Justice United States Prosecutor Federal Bureau of Investigation Phone fraud
Wisconsin girl enters insanity plea in Slender Man stabbing
The second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man entered Friday a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to an attempted homicide charge. The 14-year-old girl changed her previous not-guilty plea during a 15-minute...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Court Jury Judge Trial Lawyer Plea Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Michigan
A Michigan law banned straight-party voting with critics saying it would hurt all voters.       
-1 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal Democratic Party United States Constitution Law Supreme court Appellate court
High court won’t hear appeal on straight-ticket voting
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to hear an emergency appeal in Michigan’s straight-ticket voting case        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Antonin Scalia United States Voting Democratic Party President of the United States Supreme court
Supreme Court rejects Michigan Republicans who fear Trump effect, keeping practice of straight-ticket voting
The Supreme Court, acting in a partisan election dispute triggered by the rise of Donald Trump, has turned down an appeal from Michigan Republicans who sought to eliminate straight-ticket voting for the first time in 125 years. The justices by a 6-2 vote refused to allow the state to enforce a...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Voting Appeal Law Elections President of the United States George W. Bush
Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene.
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States United States Michigan United States Constitution John G. Roberts Jury President of the United States
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Mich.
The Friday ruling ends a series of appeals by Attorney General Bill Schuette        
5507 points by Detroit Free Press | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal United States Constitution Law Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Voting
Supreme Court rejects Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting
Lower courts ruled the bill would discriminate against African American voters.
1851 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States Voting Elections Voting system Democracy Election United States Supreme court
Editorial: State must protect its children
Last week, in Nashua, the mother of 3-year-old Brielle Gage was found guilty of beating her to death. In Manchester, another mother stands accused of murdering her 21-month-old daughter, Sadie Willott, who died of blunt impact head injuries. The state’s Division of Children, Youth and Families, char...
38 points by Concord Monitor | Child abuse Foster care Supreme Court of the United States Protection State supreme court Child protection United States Confidentiality
Fair housing case heads to New Jersey Supreme Court
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear more arguments over affordable housing. The court on Thursday announced it is allowing the Fair Share Housing Center to challenge an appellate court ruling which told towns they did not need to meet low- and moderate-income home ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey United States Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Washington D.C. Supreme court Appellate court Jury
Donald Trump's emotional intelligence deficit
He has proved deficient in terms of self-control, leaving him unable to move towards the centre for general election.
887 points by Al Jazeera English | Lyndon B. Johnson Intelligence quotient Donald Trump President of the United States Richard Nixon Intelligence Supreme Court of the United States Emotional intelligence
Inmates flooding courts with frivolous lawsuits
Dozens of Bay State inmates have filed hundreds of pleadings as part of frivolous lawsuits that are clogging the courts and turning judges into prisoner “pen pals” — according to one jurist and a top lawyer who are both clamoring for changes in what they call a “broken” system.
13 points by Boston Herald | Lawsuit Court Law Judge Prison Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Appeal
Public masturbation is no longer a crime in Italy: Supreme Court
The highest court of the land set the bizarre precedent back in June.
5523 points by Daily News | Italy Supreme Court of the United States Crime Supreme court United States Court Court of Cassation Sentence
Exclusive: Maldives president's corruption revealed
Al Jazeera investigation exposes a $1.5 bn money laundering plot, bribery, theft and fraud in paradise.
2113 points by Al Jazeera English | Mohamed Nasheed Maldives Vice President of the United States President of the United States Judge Sri Lanka Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush
Brooklyn man who said he was beaten by police admits to lying
A Brooklyn man who accused four NYPD cops of beating him KO'd his lawsuit when he admitted that he lied under oath.
2014 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States Court Judge Jury Police Truth Police brutality Lawsuit
After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state's Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Board of directors North Carolina Elections Democracy Voting Chairman Voter turnout Supreme Court of the United States
Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Federal prosecutors said Thursday they're moving to drop corruption charges against McDonnell in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Jury United States United States Constitution Washington D.C. George W. Bush New Jersey Prosecutor
House to vote on allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON — The House will vote today on a bill that could allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support for terrorism, according to a GOP leadership aide.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Bill Clinton United States Capitol United States President of the United States United States Congress United States Senate
Montana Supreme Court candidates outline differences
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The two candidates vying for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court are outlining the stark differences in their legal experience. Law professor Kristen Juras and District Judge Dirk Sandefur spoke to about 100 people at a forum in Great Falls on Thursday night. ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Lawyer Jury George W. Bush Great Falls Montana United States
National Briefs: Girl shoots student, kills self in Texas
ALPINE, Texas — A 14-year-old female student died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday after shooting and injuring another female student inside Alpine High School in western Texas,  according to the local sheriff.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Police Jury Grand jury Constable Supreme Court of the United States Indictment Criminal law United States
Woman gets husband barred from attending their child’s birth
It’s his kid — but he’s legally barred from attending the birth. In a first-of-its-kind case in the state, a pregnant Staten Island nurse has won the right to ban her estranged husband from the delivery room for the upcoming birth of their child. “It basically boils down to it’s not about him, it’s about...
2812 points by New York Post | Human rights Supreme Court of the United States Law Childbirth Woman Marriage United States Constitution Wife
Sotomayor calls job on high court blessing and curse
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Serving on the U.S. Supreme Court has been both a blessing and a curse and reaching decisions is harder than she ever expected, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday during a visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Antonin Scalia Supreme Court of the United States United States United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Affect Stephen Breyer John Paul Stevens Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Wis. teen's battle to stop treatment isn’t unique
A Wisconsin girl’s plan to halt treatment of her incurable disease has again raised the thorny issue of how much say minors should have in making life-and-death decisions.         
23 points by Arizona Republic | Supreme Court of the United States Decision making Oncology Chemotherapy Blood transfusion Supreme court Spinal muscular atrophy Court
Embattled Soledad cross will remain standing after 25-year legal battle
More than 25 years of lawsuits, court rulings, aborted sales and property transfers over the landmark Mt. Soledad cross in La Jolla have finally come to an end, closing one of the longest legal battles over religious symbols on public property in the country. On Wednesday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...
1753 points by Los Angeles Times | Mount Soledad cross controversy Law Veteran Appeal United States Constitution Supreme Court of the United States Federal government of the United States United States
No bond for Grand Forks slaying suspect until second trial
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The suspect in a slaying in Grand Forks two years ago has been ordered held without bond while he awaits a second trial. A jury in June 2015 convicted Delvin Shaw of murder and burglary in the June 2014 death of 24-year-old Jose Lopez, and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Life imprisonment Court Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Supreme court Not proven
California court overturns death sentence over excused juror
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murder in the slaying of three people during a 1994 robbery in Salinas. The court in a unanimous ruling Thursday said the judge presiding over Daniel Covarrubias' trial wrongly excused a prospective ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Crime Jury Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Judge United States Capital punishment in the United States Capital punishment
Wisconsin teen's battle to stop treatment isn’t unique
A Wisconsin girl’s plan to halt treatment of her incurable disease has again raised the thorny issue of how much say minors should have in m...       
23 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States Decision making Oncology Chemotherapy Blood transfusion Supreme court Spinal muscular atrophy Court
Democrats renew call for Senate to vote on Merrick Garland
Judge Merrick Garland has been waiting "longer than any nominee ever has," Sen. Patrick Leahy said.
6 points by Daily News | United States Senate Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Joe Biden Barack Obama George W. Bush President of the United States United States Congress
Fifth suspect charged in killing of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay
A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted a fifth man charged in connection with the murder of Gov. Cuomo’s aide during last year’s J’Ouvert event.
9 points by Daily News | Jury Supreme Court of the United States Murder New York City Life imprisonment United States Grand jury Brooklyn
In 2011 FBI tape from case-fixing probe, yet another judge's name is mentioned
Two Philadelphia judges secretly taped by the FBI in a case-fixing investigation discussed reaching out to a third judge to influence a drug case, according to a recording made public during a judicial hearing Thursday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Judge Federal Bureau of Investigation Bench Supreme Court of the United States Law Civil law United States Thomas M. Cooley Law School
N.J. high court to hear appeal in affordable-housing dispute
New Jersey's Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear a challenge that will decide if municipalities must zone for the affordable housing units they did not zone for between 1999 and 2015.
59 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Court Supreme Court of the United States United States Law Appellate court State supreme court Appeal Supreme court
Court upholds California energy crisis manipulation findings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an energy commission's finding that power companies manipulated prices during California's energy crisis more than a decade ago. The ruling Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could add more than $200 million to the billions that California ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Appeal Oregon United States courts of appeals Appellate court California North America Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Ends Corruption Case Against Former Virginia Governor
The Justice Department said Thursday that it would cease its prosecution of Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
128 points by The New York Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney Jury Prosecutor United States Department of Justice Lawyer United States Judge
Federal appeals court upholds $200-million penalty for energy crisis
A federal appeals court upheld a $200-million penalty against large energy companies that didn’t settle allegations about their role in California's energy crisis. In a 34-page opinion released Thursday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel affirmed a ruling by the Federal...
140 points by Los Angeles Times | Electricity market Appeal California electricity crisis Electricity United States Energy market Electricity retailing Supreme Court of the United States
Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Va. governor
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.         
2919 points by Arizona Republic | Bob McDonnell Supreme Court of the United States Law President of the United States Jury Lawyer Quid pro quo Bribery
Hillary Clinton's speech mandatory viewing at prison, Donald Trump's blacked out, inmates say
Federal convicts told a judge they were forced to watch Hillary Clinton's convention speech at the federal prison where they're being held — but said the prison imposed a blackout on Donald Trump's speech, tuning the facility's televisions to other channels. The felons are trying to join the federal case ...
3802 points by The Washington Times | Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States Immigration Supreme Court of the United States Alien Hillary Rodham Clinton Prison United States
Nevada Supreme court hears case on real estate crisis foreclosure sales
A case that could affect the validity of thousands of Las Vegas foreclosure sales stemming from the real estate crisis that began nearly a decade ago was heard Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.
57 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mortgage Law Property Foreclosure Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court United States
Feds drop charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal United States Constitution Jury Judiciary Act of 1789 Court United States Attorney
Lawyer suspended for 91 days in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practice for 91 days for her actions in the NCAA investigation of University of Miami athletics. The court Thursday agreed to the Florida Bar recommendation in the case of attorney Maria Elena Perez. She was accused of violating ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Florida United States Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States Jury Bush v. Gore Law
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a Washington state man suspected of defrauding Alaskans by promising to share a pharmaceutical settlement if they helped pay his medical expenses. Federal prosecutors in Anchorage say 55-year-old Floyd Mann, Jr. of Puyallup (pew-AL-up) bilked Alaskans out of $2.7 million and used ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington United States Alaska Fraud U.S. state United States Department of Justice Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney
Justice Dept. won't retry ex-Virginia governor McDonnell for corruption
Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice will not go after former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges again, authorities indicated Thursday.
3 points by UPI | United Press International Supreme Court of the United States International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst United States Washington D.C. Jury
Nevada Supreme court hears case on investors’ acquisition of homes
A case that could affect the validity of thousands of Las Vegas foreclosure sales stemming from the real estate crisis that began nearly a decade ago was heard Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Mortgage Law Property Foreclosure Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Supreme court United States
Justice Sotomayor set to speak at UW-Madison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is set to speak during a visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sotomayor is scheduled to hold a conversation in a campus theater with her former clerks, Lindsey Powell and Rob Yablon, on Thursday afternoon. Sotomayor is the 111th justice ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court of the United States United States Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States David Souter Barack Obama
Bel Air man indicted in $50 million telemarketing swindle
A Harford County man is one of two people facing federal mail fraud charges for allegedly masterminding a direct marketing swindle involving the sale of light bulbs and cleaning products to businesses and nonprofits that prosecutors say netted co-conspirators more than $50 million. An indictment...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mail fraud Supreme Court of the United States Allegation United States district court Victim Plea Fraud Grand jury
Feds drop charges against ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell
Federal prosecutors will not pursue another case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell or his wife after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction last month, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said Thursday. The decision ends a yearlong legal saga for the former governor and once-rising Republican star, who was...
13 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts United States Chief Justice of the United States United States Attorney George W. Bush United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit John Paul Stevens
Prosecutors will drop charges against ex-Virginia governor McDonnell
The decision is a victory for a former rising star in the Republican Party.       
2919 points by USA Today | Bob McDonnell Supreme Court of the United States Jury President of the United States George W. Bush Quid pro quo Lawyer United States
Feds won’t retry former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Federal prosecutors say they are moving to drop corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
4 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States Appeal United States Jury United States Constitution United States Attorney New Jersey Judiciary Act of 1789
‘Abortion is murder’ initiative could be headed to Ohio voters
Three Christians in Ohio are defiantly trying to overrule the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade by proposing a voter referendum that would classify abortion as “aggravated murder.” Read Full Article at RT.com
509 points by Russia Today | Roe v. Wade In vitro fertilisation Abortion Ohio Pro-choice Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Reproduction