State courts

The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Native American tribe will be able to go ahead with its plans for a gambling hall on Martha's Vineyard after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the dispute. The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not take up the case involving the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. That...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 7:36 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 12:56 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 12:54 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — The states of Florida and Georgia are set to air their long-running dispute over the flow of water in arguments before the Supreme Court. Florida blames farmers and booming metro Atlanta for low river flows that harm the environment and fisheries dependent on fresh water...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:05 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern neighbors are facing off in the Supreme Court in a water fight that's been raging for decades. The justices on Monday are hearing Florida's complaint that Georgia's insatiable thirst for water has reduced the flow of the Apalachicola River that runs from the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Iowa farmer and former TV reality show celebrity Chris Soules listens during a hearing in Buchanan County District Court in Independence, Iowa. The trial for Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, has been rescheduled from Jan. 18, 2018, to later this year. A judge on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, approved a motion by his attorneys to postpone it. No new date has been set but Judge Andrea Dryer says a new trial should be scheduled to begin before May 7. Soules lost a legal battle Friday, Jan. 5 in the felony case when Dryer denied his motion to dismiss the charge. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool, File)
January 05, 2018 - 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star is fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor. Chris Soules, who became known as "Prince Farming" during his 2015 appearance on "The Bachelor" and also appeared on "The...
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