Supreme courts

This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who's murder case has gone to trial six times. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate's jury in a murder trial. The appeal before the court Wednesday comes from inmate Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ruling against a group of immigrants in a case about immigration detention. The case the court ruled on involves immigrants who have committed a range of crimes while living in the United States. Immigration law says that after a person commits a crime for...
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at an elections billboards of the Blue and White party leaders, from left to right, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi, alongside a panel on the right showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flanked by extreme right politicians, from the left, Itamar Ben Gvir, Bezalel Smotrich and Michael Ben Ari in Bnei Brak, Israel, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hebrew reads on the left billboard "The nation of Israel lives" and on the right billboard "Kahana Lives" in a reference to a banned ultranationalist party in the 1994. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
March 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections. Reversing the decisions of Israel's elections committee earlier this month, the court ruled to bar Jewish Power party leader Michael Ben Ari in an 8-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines Thursday to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 13, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault. White House official Neomi Rao won confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
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March 12, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judiciary has revised its codes of conduct for judges and judicial employees to more clearly spell out inappropriate workplace behavior, including sexual harassment. The changes made Tuesday also make clear that judges and judiciary employees have a responsibility to...
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March 09, 2019 - 10:58 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's new Supreme Court chief justice has temporarily suspended a district court judge. The News & Record of Greensboro reports Chief Justice Cheri Beasley temporarily suspended Guilford County District Judge Mark Cummings. Beasley was sworn in on Thursday...
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This undated photo provided by the National Women's Hall of Fame shows actress, author and political activist Jane Fonda, who is among the 10 members of the National Women's Hall of Fame Class of 2019, that was announced Friday, March 8, 2019, in New York City. (Courtesy of National Women's Hall of Fame Class via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday. The other honorees are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native...
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Several woman legislators, including Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero, left, D - Norcross, brought coat hangers into the House Thursday, March 7, 2019 to show opposition to HB 481, which would toughen restrictions on abortions. The legislature was in session for Crossover" Day, a legislative deadline by which bills must generally pass out of one chamber or the other to remain alive for the session. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 11:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a tense debate in Atlanta on Thursday, several Democratic lawmakers opposed to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, women demand the government free women prisoners who are serving 30-year prison sentences for having an abortion, outside court in San Salvador, El Salvador. After spending 10 years in prison, three women who were sentenced to 30 years for aggravated homicide were freed on Thursday, March 7, 2019 after their sentences were annulled by the El Salvador Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
March 07, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the 30-year sentences of three women imprisoned for abortion convictions, lessening their punishment to time served and ordering them released immediately. The three women had spent about 10 years in prison on...
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March 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's first African American female chief justice says she believes her elevation to the post brings "a lot of hope and promise" to the state and for young people to become whoever they want. The court system says more than 1,000 people watched in person or in...
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