Tuesday, March 28, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court

In this June 23, 2005, file photo, Bill Von Winkle stands in the street in front of two of the properties he owns in the Fort Trumbull section of New London, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Bob Child, file)

BY NANCY BENAC WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until ...
n this May 26, 2016 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes part in a conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called Wednesday for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign for saying publicly that she feels he is unfit to be president. Lashing out, Trump said the 83-year-old justice’s “mind is ...
In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, speaks to reporters as his wife, Patti, listens at the federal building in Chicago, after Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on 18 corruption counts. On Monday, March 28, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.

BY MICHAEL TARM CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dashed one of Rod Blagojevich’s last hopes to reduce his 14-year prison sentence by refusing to hear the former Illinois governor’s appeal of his remaining corruption convictions, including ...
In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille stands outside the new Philadelphia Family Court building in Philadelphia.

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MARK SHERMAN PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania death row inmate has a simple challenge for the U.S. Supreme Court: The same person shouldn’t be both his prosecutor and his judge. Yet Terrance “Terry” Williams says that’s ...
The hearse which transported Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's body to the airport from Sunset Funeral Home departs the Atlantic Aviation hangar at El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

BY LAURIE KELLMAN and DAVID WARREN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy was necessary, a judge has told The Associated Press. Chris Lujan, a manager for Sunset Funeral Homes in ...
In this Wednesday, April 7, 2004 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks to Presbyterian Christian High School students in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

BY MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the ...
a brush with a death doll

BY | DARA KAM THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2016……The Florida Supreme Court has refused to grant a stay in an execution scheduled for next month but ordered oral arguments to hear about the potential impact of a seminal U.S. ...

BY | JIM SAUNDERS THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 4, 2015………. A federal judge last week rejected the state’s latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program. Attorneys ...
Visitors in the gallery watch the activity on the floor of the Oklahoma House as voting on a bill to change the alternate form of execution in Oklahoma

BY | SEAN MURPHY OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The House voted ...
Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin discusses confusion over same-sex marriage in Alabama in his office in Clanton, Alabama.

BY | KIM CHANDLER MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Alabama should make it “crystal clear” that gay marriages should be allowed across the state, an attorney for same-sex couples said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade held ...
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