Arkansas Supreme Court to review overturned DWI conviction

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court will review a state Court of Appeals ruling that overturned a man’s driving while intoxicated conviction. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/1PJ8vps ) Sunday that the state’s high court will consider whether the appeals court was correct in ruling that a State Police sobriety checkpoint near Fort [...]

Supreme Court’s Roberts to speak at New England Law

BOSTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts will visit Boston this week to speak at New England Law. The visit is part of the school’s annual Law Day celebration on Wednesday. Roberts will meet with law students during classes and participate in a 30-minute question-and-answer session with Dean John O’Brien. Roberts is expected to [...]

Trump attacks Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Clinton, Iowa on Saturday. (Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post) Donald Trump criticized the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and said he would “strongly consider” appointing judges inclined to overrule it if he is elected president. “I don’t like the way they ruled,” Trump said on [...]

US Supreme Court to hear Virginia redistricting case in March

Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:51 pm U.S. Supreme Court to hear Virginia redistricting case in March By Andrew Cain Richmond Times-Dispatch roanoke.com The U.S. Supreme Court has set arguments for March 21 in Virginia’s congressional redistricting case. The high court is taking up an appeal by Republicans in Virginia’s congressional delegation. They are challenging [...]

Letter, 1/31: Guns and the Supreme Court

I want to offer some comfort to those that believe that President Obama wants to confiscate your guns. There are two key Supreme Court decisions that says he can’t. The first is District of Columbia vs. Heller which, “protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the [...]

Supreme Court ruling could affect two local cases

Connolly Just The Facts The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that teenagers sentenced to life without the possibility of parole should be re-sentenced to consider a lesser sentence or even parole, will affect 70 in Alabama. Two of those are local cases. Nathan Boyd, now 34, was convicted of capital murder in the 1999 stabbing death [...]

Supreme Court ruling has Hillsborough murder cases on hold

TALLAHASSEE — Eighteen first-degree murder cases in Hillsborough County are in legal limbo, frustrating victims’ families and raising hopes for capital punishment foes, as state lawmakers and court officers scramble to sort out what a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision means for Florida’s death penalty. “They’re on hold because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision [...]

Kerala High Court stays FIR order against CM Oommen Chandy, orders action against judge

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has stayed a Thrissur vigilance court order to register an FIR against chief minister Oommen Chandy while recommending administrative action against judge S S Vasan for the undue hasty order and for crossing limits in his observations. A single-judge bench of the high court criticised the vigilance court judge and [...]

Supreme Court sets March 21 arguments in Va. redistricting case

3rd District Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:11 pm Supreme Court sets March 21 arguments in Va. redistricting case By Andrew Cain | Richmond Times-Dispatch The Daily Progress RICHMOND — The U.S. Supreme Court has set arguments for Monday, March 21, in Virginia’s congressional redistricting case. The high court is taking up an appeal by Republicans [...]

Supreme Court ruling has murder cases on hold

TALLAHASSEE — Eighteen first-degree murder cases in Hillsborough County are in legal limbo, frustrating victims’ families and raising hopes for capital punishment foes, as state lawmakers and court officers scramble to sort out what a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision means for Florida’s death penalty. “They’re on hold because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision [...]

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