State courts

November 16, 2017 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer arguing a lawsuit aimed at forcing a do-over on Pennsylvania's congressional map says the other side is trying to delay the matter. The matter came to a head Thursday in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Earlier this week, Republican state Senate President Pro...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, debris litters a concert festival grounds after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at the concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday, Nov. 15, on behalf of 14 concertgoers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 15, 2017 - 6:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were shot or injured trying to escape and one woman who is so traumatized that she has since mistaken the sound of rain for...
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Ian Hockley, front left, father of Dylan Hockley, one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., following an appeal hearing on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the shooting are trying to sue the North Carolina company that made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the school in Newtown, Conn. A lower court dismissed the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 14, 2017 - 3:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. According to a Washington Post story Nov. 9, an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
November 10, 2017 - 9:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears grew among GOP leaders that a once-safe Senate seat was in jeopardy just a month before a special election. Moore, an...
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Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier appears in a Las Vegas court via video on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, days before his scheduled execution. From the state prison in Ely, where he is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, Dozier, 46, told Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti one last time that he wants his death sentence carried out. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
November 10, 2017 - 12:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's first inmate execution in 11 years was postponed Thursday after a judge ordered a paralytic drug removed from a never-before-used lethal injection plan that also includes the first use by a state of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Prisons chief James Dzurenda called off the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. According to a Washington Post story Nov. 9, an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
November 09, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago — and an immediate backlash from party leaders who demanded he get out of the race if the accusations prove true...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:23 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department took a key step Thursday to prepare for the state's first execution since 1997, unveiling a new combination of lethal injection drugs that no state has ever used on an inmate before. The state Department of Correctional Services notified death-...
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In this Oct. 25, 2017, combination of photos, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sallie Mundy, left, a Republican, debates Democratic challenger Dwayne Woodruff, an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge, at Widener University's Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania voters will reshape the state's appeals courts during the Tuesday, Nov. 7, general election, considering a change to the state constitution and picking winners of races for mayor, district attorney and other local contests, in what's considered an off-year election. (AP Photos/Matt Rourke, File)
November 06, 2017 - 1:42 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A contest for Supreme Court tops the ballot Tuesday in Pennsylvania's general election. An appointed justice, Republican Sallie Mundy, is looking to keep her seat for a full 10-year term. Her opponent is Democrat Dwayne Woodruff, a former Pittsburgh Steeler who's now an...
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November 06, 2017 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has removed an obstacle to Alabama's efforts to execute a convicted killer who is in declining health. The justices on Monday unanimously reversed an appellate ruling that had blocked the execution of 67-year-old inmate Vernon Madison, who was convicted of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The Trump administration on Nov. 3, accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion following a lawsuit. The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to get involved and said in a statement that “discipline” may be appropriate against the teen’s attorneys. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 03, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asking the Supreme Court to get involved, the Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the Justice Department in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion following a lawsuit. The Justice...
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