State courts

January 16, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014. The justices offered no comment Tuesday in rejecting an appeal from Judge Kim Shepard. She was suspended without pay for 90...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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This Dec. 6, 2011, photo provided by McGuireWoods law LLP, shows attorney Matt Fitzgerald. The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether police have the right to go on private property without a warrant to search a vehicle. Fitzgerald, an attorney with McGuireWoods, said the prominent Richmond law firm asked the Supreme Court to hear the case because lower courts have been split on whether the automobile exception applies on vehicles parked on private, residential property. Arguments are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (McGuire Woods LLP via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 5:54 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Do police have the right to go on private property — uninvited and without a warrant — to search a vehicle? That's the question the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to answer when the court takes up the case of a Virginia man who was arrested after a police officer walked onto...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Native American tribe will be able to go ahead with its plans for a gambling hall on Martha's Vineyard after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the dispute. The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not take up the case involving the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. That...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 7:36 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern neighbors are facing off in the Supreme Court in a water fight that's been raging for decades. The justices on Monday are hearing Florida's complaint that Georgia's insatiable thirst for water has reduced the flow of the Apalachicola River that runs from the...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, containers for secure ballot handling sit on pallets at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio. The Supreme Court will soon hear a case about Ohio’s efforts to remove inactive voters from its rolls, which has become a flashpoint in a nationwide fight between Democrats and Republicans over access to the polls. The Trump administration is supporting Ohio’s Republican-led government in defending its method for pruning voter rolls. Civil rights groups argue that federal law prohibits states from dropping eligible voters who have chosen not to cast ballots in some elections. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
December 31, 2017 - 8:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Supreme Court will soon hear a case about Ohio's efforts to remove inactive voters from its rolls, which has become a flashpoint in a nationwide fight between Democrats and Republicans over access to the polls. Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to suppress votes from...
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FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Baton Rouge, La. More than a half-century after the Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at freedom since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Louisiana's parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, for Montgomery. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 2:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In 1963, Henry Montgomery killed a sheriff's deputy less than two weeks after his 17th birthday. A half-century later and nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, he's still waiting for his first chance at freedom. Louisiana's parole board postponed...
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December 13, 2017 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's judicial nominees (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Senate has voted to confirm Don Willett, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Willett is the 11th circuit court judge to be...
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December 08, 2017 - 12:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Friday...
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