Students argue over Supreme Court decision

Sidney, MT (59270) Today Sunny to partly cloudy. High 39F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.. Tonight Cloudy skies. Patchy freezing drizzle possible. Low 22F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: March 17, 2018 @ 10:11 am Article source: Supreme Court

Alabama Supreme Court won’t hear ‘Handsome Devil’ murder case

Timothy Dane TillmanAlabama Department of Corrections  The Alabama Supreme Court will not hear an appeal in the case of a former Shelby County pastor who killed his wife with a shotgun in the bedroom of the church parsonage where they lived with their young daughters. The Court announced Friday it will not hear Timothy Dane [...]

Illegal Tax? Michigan Supreme Court Looking At Court Fees

By Ed White, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether court costs ordered by local judges are an illegal tax against those convicted of crimes. It’s a question worth tens of millions of dollars in courts up and down the state. Under Michigan law, anyone convicted of [...]

Arizona solar leases can avoid state taxes, state Supreme Court rules

A contractor working with Arizona Public Service Co. on technology to better align rooftop-solar power with demand on the grid claims in a lawsuit that the research project is troubled.(Photo: Rachael Le Goubin/The Republic) The Arizona Supreme Court in a ruling Friday spared tens of thousands of homeowners who lease rooftop solar panels from paying property [...]

Does California abortion law protect women or force clinics to …

Volunteers Suzanne Bulle, left, and Jackie Elardo organize baby clothes at the Informed Choices pregnancy center in Gilroy, Calif. The center gives away the clothes, diapers and other supplies to women who need them. (Nic Coury for The Washington Post) GILROY, Calif. — The 41 words at the center of the latest Supreme Court showdown [...]

Trump administration also seeks Supreme Court hearing on Oklahoma case

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a case regarding an Oklahoma murder, with potential implications for the way tribal crime is prosecuted across the state. A ruling in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Denver, in August nullified the conviction and death sentence of Patrick Dwayne Murphy, finding he [...]

Illinois supreme court holds cases in Krannert center

The Illinois Supreme Court is leaving its courthouse in Springfield for the Krannert Center on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in order to show law students the workings of two local court cases. The Illinois Supreme Court expressed in a press release that it occasionally travels outside of Springfield to attract audiences with fresh perspectives, as [...]

How Supreme Court’s Internet Tax Case Was Built ‘From the Ground Up’

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Most U.S. Supreme Court cases are born the old-fashioned way: an aggrieved party goes to a lawyer to appeal a lower court decision, and the lawyer petitions the court. But the high-profile case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, involving state taxation of online retail sales, unfolded in a [...]

Supreme Court Sets Two More Execution Dates

click to enlarge On Thursday, the Tennessee Supreme Court denied the Tennessee Attorney General’s call to set execution dates for eight inmates before June 1. Attorney General Herbert Slatery called for the expedited executions in a motion filed in February. The new timeline was needed, Slatery said, because of issues getting access to drugs state [...]

Oregon Supreme Court rules judge violated judicial ethics by refusing to marry gay couples

Vance Day – Photo: KOIN 6. The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended a Marion County judge for violating judicial ethics for refusing to marry same-sex couples, the Statesman Journal reports. The court affirmed the findings of the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, which had alleged that Judge Vance Day had devised a scheme [...]

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