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FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks at an event in Little Rock. Rutledge said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, she was pleased that the state Supreme Court had tossed out a Fayetteville ordinance extending anti-discrimination protection to members of the LGBT community. Fayetteville, Eureka Springs and a handful of other cities had approved local ordinances prohibiting discrimination. The court agreed with state lawyers who said legislators intended to have uniform anti-discrimination measures statewide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 23, 2017 - 2:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks at an event in Little Rock. Rutledge said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, she was pleased that the state Supreme Court had tossed out a Fayetteville ordinance extending anti-discrimination protection to members of the LGBT community. Fayetteville, Eureka Springs and a handful of other cities had approved local ordinances prohibiting discrimination. The court agreed with state lawyers who said legislators intended to have uniform anti-discrimination measures statewide. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 23, 2017 - 2:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Duane Buck. The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a Texas prison inmate Buck who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race. Lawyers for inmate Duane Buck said the result of the court's 6-2 decision is that Buck must either be given a...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Duane Buck. The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a Texas prison inmate Buck who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
February 22, 2017 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. The justices voted 6-2 in favor of inmate Duane Buck. Buck had tried for years to get federal courts to look at his...
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