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  • French court OKs adoption by lesbian partners

    A French court has authorized four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through artificial insemination. While France has legalized gay marriage and adoption, only heterosexual couples are allowed to have medically assisted...
  • High court hopeful: $500,000 should level GOP playing field

    A candidate who received the largest single campaign contribution reported so far in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court race said Thursday that the $500,000 will make him competitive in the May 19 Republican primary. Adams County Judge Mike George said...
  • NC House initially OKs making judicial races partisan again

    Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. The House tentatively agreed Thursday to legislation to require state Supreme...
  • Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charge

    The father of the Washington teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and then himself in October pleaded not guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the gun used in the slayings. Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., who was arraigned Thursday,...
  • Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

    Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. The comments came during nearly two hours of argument before the U.S....
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 14 Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson should drop her lawsuit Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court has served for a very long time, and for the most part, thoughtfully and well. But...
  • Supreme Court suspends lawyer's license after sexual assault

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended a Madison lawyer's license after he provided Ecstasy and alcohol to a 22-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her. The court announced Thursday that it has suspended Jon Evenson's license for 30 months because...
  • Widowed with 3 kids, Ohio man joins gay marriage case

    David Michener had planned on raising a family with two dads. He and William Ives, a couple for 18 years, had adopted three children and were bringing them up in Cincinnati when they got married in Delaware in 2013. Barely a month later, Michener was...
  • Opponents cheer Va. ruling on James River transmission line

    The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday that local approval is required for a key element of a proposed high-rise electrical transmission line over a historic section of the James River. Opponents celebrated the decision, but stopped short of saying...
  • Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty in federal court

    Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty in federal court
    A Palm Beach County Sheriff's corrections deputy pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he beat an inmate at a county correctional center and then lied about it. Deputy William Wheeler, 46, entered a not guilty plea in federal court Thursday. A...
  • Convicted ex-judge mails out court-ordered apology letters

    A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice ordered to send apology letters to every other judge in the state as part of her criminal sentence on campaign corruption charges has finally mailed them. Other judges on Thursday began receiving Joan Orie...
  • Cincinnati man becomes a face of gay marriage movement

    Jim Obergefell hadn't thought about becoming one of the most visible figures in the marriage-equality movement. He just wanted to marry the love of his life for 21 years. Obergefell (OH'-bir-guh-fell) remembers watching the news on TV with John Arthur...