State courts

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 intended to increase the ranks of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion. The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. Lawyers for President Donald Trump and Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies, are scheduled to be in court Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued in court Tuesday that a former "Apprentice" contestant should not be able to obtain information on his campaign's discussions of other women who have also accused him of sexual misconduct. The court hearing was the first since a Manhattan...
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In this April 23, 2018 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
June 04, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, siding with the Trump administration and wiping away a lower court decision for the teen but rejecting a suggestion her lawyers...
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June 01, 2018 - 3:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that an all-male church board's characterization of female congregants who were pressured into sex with the pastor as sinning "adulteresses" who gave into "temptation" was constitutionally protected religious speech. The court held that...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, that he doesn't have jurisdiction to grant Meek Mill's request for a new trial, or to remove another judge from the rapper's case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge in Philadelphia has denied Meek Mill's request for the removal of another judge from the rapper's case. President Judge Leon Tucker told Mill in a Wednesday hearing that he doesn't have jurisdiction over the matter. He says only the state Supreme Court can decide that...
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May 30, 2018 - 10:16 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors plan to appeal the dismissal of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in a 1975 bludgeoning death to the U.S. Supreme Court. State prosecutor James Killen notified the Connecticut Supreme Court of the planned appeal Tuesday. He said the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. 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, May 24, 2018, in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies against public defenders. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24, 2018 - 8:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and other social media companies can be compelled to give criminal defendants preparing for trial user content that is already public, California's highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court's ruling gives an opening to defense lawyers whose requests for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, new Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack sits on the bench after being sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court chambers in Lansing, Mich. McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our norms of public discourse appear under stress." McCormack was referring Thursday, May 24, 2018, to a Jackson County case involving a man who broke into the home of a police officer and trashed it, even breaking a 100-gallon aquarium. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks. Justice Bridget McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our...
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