Spiritual touch on death row is still taboo despite high court’s OK
A Texas death row inmate is challenging his scheduled execution at the Supreme Court, claiming a corrections facility has failed to uphold his religious rights as required by recent precedent.
Paul Pelosi attack suspect pleads not guilty on federal assault and kidnapping charges
The man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi at the home he shares with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi home appeared in federal court for the first time Tuesday, pleading not guilty to a raft of federal charges.
Toss of Trump-era Clean Water Act rule roils Ninth Circuit panel
A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday heard arguments on whether federal judges can vacate a rule by the Trump-era U.S. Environmental Protection Agency without finding the rule unlawful.
Florida returns traditional public access to court documents ahead of schedule
Florida, with a population of 22 million, is now giving public access to court complaints when they are electronically received, reinstating a tradition that existed for centuries in the time of paper.
Georgia judge strikes down six-week abortion ban
A state judge on Tuesday overturned Georgia's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, ruling the law was unconstitutional and violated U.S. Supreme Court precedent at the time it was enacted.
Police misconduct in central Massachusetts draws federal crackdown
Just months after the Justice Department concluded a widespread investigation of police brutality in the Bay State’s third-largest city, Springfield, it opened a new one Tuesday in its second-largest city, Worcester.
Missouri judge finds then-AG Hawley withheld records to protect Senate campaign
A state judge held Tuesday that U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, while acting as the Missouri attorney general, intentionally withheld government communications to avoid damage to his 2018 Senate campaign.
A long-awaited verdict for passenger plane atrocity blamed on Russia
Just 2.5 miles away from where a Malaysian Airlines flight took off on a fateful day in July 2014, a Dutch court will announce its verdict on Thursday about the guilt of four men charged with shooting down the passenger aircraft as it flew over eastern Ukraine.
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