AL Supreme Court allows wrongful death lawsuit after miscarriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit against an obstetrician after a miscarriage when she was five to six weeks pregnant. Justices on Friday reversed a trial judge’s order dismissing the wrongful-death claim. In the civil case ruling, the justices cited a 2009 state [...]

Kansas Supreme Court rules in case the justices heard in Hutchinson

A local audience heard both sides when a search-and-seizure appeals case was argued before the Kansas Supreme Court in a special session Oct. 4 in Hutchinson. Now they know which side the justices deemed was right under the law. On Dec. 23, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion that contained criticism of El Dorado [...]

GOP legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to halt 2017 elections

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory was involved in the Supreme Court petition. Attorneys for state leaders on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block elections ordered for 2017 after a federal court found 28 state Senate and House districts were illegal racial gerrymanders. The 39-page filing [...]

Supreme Court commission: Legal problems mount for most vulnerable

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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Could Become Donald Trump’s Top Supreme Court Lawyer

“When I was in the government, I tried to represent my client, which was the United States, to the very best of my ability, every day,” Verrilli said. He stepped down in June, following a five-year tenure that included his successful defense ― twice ― of Obama’s health care law. Article source: Supreme Court

Kerala Congress’ mock court rules PM Modi should resign over demonetisation

“This court orders that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should resign, as demonetisation has completely failed,” rules the judge, as “Modi” obediently stands in the trial box. What makes the scene incongruous was the grin on the judge’s face and the wired microphone in his hand, where the gavel ought to have been. On Friday, District [...]

State Supreme Court upholds stormwater rules

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A state Supreme Court decision has upheld stricter stormwater rules for building projects. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2ilDb8Q) the Thursday decision is a victory for clean-water advocates looking to protect Puget Sound from toxic runoff. At issue was whether new low-impact stormwater regulations that took effect statewide in 2015 would apply [...]

Arizona Supreme Court refuses to block minimum wage boost

Photo: Kagenmi/iStock PHOENIX – A voter-approved minimum wage hike will go into effect Jan. 1 in Arizona after the state’s Supreme Court denied a request by Arizona’s most powerful business group to block it. The high court on Thursday rejected the request for a stay intended to block the increase until justices decide whether to [...]

Supreme Court: Findlay not immune from liability

THE CITY OF FINDLAY is not immune from liability in a traffic accident case involving a stop sign that was obscured by a tree, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer wrote in an opinion released Thursday. (AP Photo/Will Shilling) The city of Findlay is not immune from liability in a traffic accident case involving a [...]

Connecticut Supreme Court Reinstates Michael Skakel’s Conviction in 1975 Martha Moxley Murder

Michael Skakel could be headed back to prison after the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his conviction in the 1975 murder of a 15-year-old neighbor. Michael Skakel could be headed back to prison after the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 30 reinstated his conviction in the 1975 murder of a 15-year-old neighbor. (Credit: [...]

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