High Court Rejects Texas County’s Bid to Stop Release of Poor Inmates

Claiming that complying with a federal judge’s order to release poor, “potentially dangerous” people charged with misdemeanors from its jail in Houston will cause irreparable harm, Harris County asked the U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday to stay the order.

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Judge in Philando Castile Trial Denies Defense Motions

Jurors hearing the manslaughter case against the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer will not be able to see Castile’s car in person, a state judge ruled two weeks before the closely watched case goes to trial.

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