Supreme Court blocks release of grand jury report on sexual abuse … – Tribune

Updated 2 hours ago The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked the public release of a sweeping grand jury report detailing seven decades of child sexual abuse reports in six Roman Catholic dioceses across the state, including the ones based in Pittsburgh and Greensburg. The move, announced Wednesday in a two-paragraph order, appeared to set the [...]

Ohio Supreme Court upholds financial penalties on camera cities

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously sided with the state against the city of Toledo in a decision that could cost the city millions of dollars if it continues to use stationary traffic cameras. Lucas County Common Pleas Court and the 6th District Court of Appeals previously found state lawmakers could not [...]

Poland’s Supreme Court Stands Up for LGBT Equality

People take part in the annual “Equality Parade” rally of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights supporters in Warsaw, Poland June 3, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Last week, Poland’s Supreme Court ruled that an employee of a print shop could not refuse to print a banner for an LGBT organization because he did [...]

State Supreme Court agrees that SF ordinance restricting landlords went too far

The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate a San Francisco ordinance requiring landlords who evict their tenants to go out of the rental business to wait 10 years before rebuilding or renovating any of the formerly rented units. A state appeals court had ruled in March that the ordinance, enacted in December 2013, penalized [...]

‘Making a Murderer’ teen asks Supreme Court to take case

WASHINGTON — The teenager in the video sits slouched on a loveseat wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers, his hands folded but fidgeting in his lap. Eyes downcast, he answers questions from investigators interrogating him. Slowly, with a lot of prodding, he admits he joined his uncle in raping and murdering [...]

Supreme Court blocks release of grand jury report on sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses – Tribune

Updated 5 minutes ago The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked the public release of a sweeping grand jury report detailing seven decades of child sexual abuse reports in six Roman Catholic dioceses across the state, including the ones based in Pittsburgh and Greensburg. The move, announced Wednesday in a two-paragraph order, appeared to set the [...]

Michigan redistricting proposal on verge of approval, but Supreme …

The ballot proposal, from group Voters Not Politicians (VNP), would amend the state constitution to create an independent redistricting commission staffed by Michigan citizens. The commission would be responsible for redrawing congressional and legislative district maps after each decennial census (the next census is in 2020). Right now, state legislators are responsible for drawing district [...]

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others. FBI agents arrested Loughry on Wednesday morning and took him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment. U.S. Attorney Mike [...]

What happens if Apple loses its Supreme Court App Store antitrust …

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court officially picked up the long-running antitrust case Apple v. Pepper. The court will decide whether iPhone users can sue Apple for locking down the iOS ecosystem, something the suit’s plaintiffs say is creating an anti-competitive monopoly. Apple v. Pepper could theoretically affect how tech companies can build walled gardens [...]

Michigan redistricting proposal on verge of approval, but Supreme Court looms

The ballot proposal, from group Voters Not Politicians (VNP), would amend the state constitution to create an independent redistricting commission staffed by Michigan citizens. The commission would be responsible for redrawing congressional and legislative district maps after each decennial census (the next census is in 2020). Right now, state legislators are responsible for drawing district [...]

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