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  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Supreme Court News 08/11/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  • 1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    Supreme Court News 07/03/2018

    The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigr...

  • Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court News 06/24/2018

    The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones. The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for...

  • Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Supreme Court News 06/19/2018

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and...

  • State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    Supreme Court News 06/17/2018

    A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option ...

  • Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

    Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

    Supreme Court News 06/10/2018

    A long-running court case over the adequacy of education funding in Washington state has ended, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday lifting its jurisdiction over the case and dropping daily sanctions after the Legislature funneled billions more ...

  • Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court News 06/09/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law int...

  • Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Supreme Court News 05/29/2018

    A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife.The ruling released Friday means the Montana Departm...

  • Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court News 05/19/2018

    The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering his motorcycle, which turned out to be stolen. They acted without a warrant, relying on a line of Supreme Court cases ...

  • California high court to rule on social media access

    California high court to rule on social media access

    Supreme Court News 05/12/2018

    The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest compan...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court News 04/29/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court News 04/19/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...