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  • Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Featured Articles 12/13/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  • The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    Featured Articles 12/06/2018

    The Supreme Court seems very likely to rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth o...

  • Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Featured Articles 11/10/2018

    When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.The girl told investigators she panicked a...

  • Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Featured Articles 11/07/2018

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement is leading a six-candidate field for two seats on the state's highest court. Nearly 95 percent of votes have been counted. The top two finishers get black robes.Justice Kurtis Wilder and appellate lawy...

  • Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Featured Articles 10/11/2018

    The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case about the government’s ability to detain certain immigrants after they’ve served sentences for committing crimes in the United States. Several justices expressed concerns with the governmen...

  •  Indian court gives life sentence to guru, 14 followers

    Indian court gives life sentence to guru, 14 followers

    Featured Articles 10/10/2018

    A court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment on Tuesday in the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram.The court ordered the penalty for Sant Rampal in Hisar city in Haryana state, where auth...

  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Featured Articles 09/22/2018

    White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump ...

  • Juvenile waived to adult court in Indy doctor's slaying

    Juvenile waived to adult court in Indy doctor's slaying

    Featured Articles 09/14/2018

    A juvenile has been waived to adult court to face charges in the fatal shooting of an Indiana University doctor and educator last year.Online court records say 16-year-old Tarius Blade faces three felony burglary charges in the Nov. 20, 2017, slaying...

  • Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Featured Articles 09/08/2018

    Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states.The Universit...

  • Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Featured Articles 08/30/2018

    The question of whether Washington voters will have their say on a measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings might not be over after all.One day after ruling that Initiative 940 should appear on the November ballo...

  • Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Featured Articles 08/28/2018

    Judges in Austria say a lower court's authorization for police to raid the offices of the country's domestic intelligence agency was illegal.The regional court in Vienna said Tuesday that the search of the BVT spy agency on Feb. 28 wasn't justified b...

  • Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Featured Articles 08/19/2018

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County in...