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  • Driver testifies in Newport News double slaying case

    Driver testifies in Newport News double slaying case
    NEWPORT NEWS — A juvenile court judge on Thursday ruled there's sufficient evidence to send to a grand jury the case of a Newport News teenager accused of gunning down two Warwick High School students with a 12-gauge shotgun last August. The slain...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court halts any legal action against AG Kane

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court halts any legal action against AG Kane
    HARRISBURG — A county prosecutor is at least temporarily blocked from taking any action on a grand jury recommendation that Attorney General Kathleen Kane be charged criminally in an investigation of alleged leaks of secret investigative material by...
  • PPL, PUC oppose open records appeal to Supreme Court

    PPL, PUC oppose open records appeal to Supreme Court
    PPL Utilities and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission have asked the state Supreme Court not to accept an appeal of a lower court ruling that allows them to keep secret details of an investigation the agency conducted into power restoration...
  • Ohio man pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol terror plot

    Ohio man pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol terror plot
    A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers there pleaded not guilty Thursday to all the charges against him. Christopher Lee Cornell, of the Cincinnati suburb of Green Township, entered the pleas during...
  • The Supreme Court meets Sigmund Freud

    The Supreme Court meets Sigmund Freud
    "How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved," Sigmund Freud wrote to his fiance in 1882. By all accounts, Martha Bernays was not a smart woman. Nor was she pretty. She was, however, unstintingly servile. The Freud family story was that Sigmund...
  • Muslim prisoner wins Supreme Court case to keep his beard

    Muslim prisoner wins Supreme Court case to keep his beard
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard. The justices said prison authorities in Arkansas had no convincing reason for contending that Gregory Holt's neatly...
  • Supreme Court sides with Muslim inmate -- and helps solidify a key religious right

    Supreme Court sides with Muslim inmate -- and helps solidify a key religious right
    In what is perhaps their least surprising decision in recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that an Arkansas prison violated a Muslim prisoner's rights by forbidding him to grow the half-inch beard he said was...
  • Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion
    U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion. Statement...
  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge from retailers over debit card swipe fees

    Supreme Court won't hear challenge from retailers over debit card swipe fees
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Fed's...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk

    Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk
    The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country's fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments Wednesday...
  • Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules

    Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules
    Had she done it two years earlier, a teenage girl who used her cell phone to "sext," or send a picture of her privates to a classmate, would have been in big trouble. But a Florida law designed to go easy on juveniles who transmit nude images turned...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...