- Wisconsin asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case Updated: Jul-28-15 10:56 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino.
- Struggle to save Santa Ana sucker may reach US Supreme Court Updated: Jul-27-15 3:29 pm
SANTA ANA, California - A two-decade fight over increasing habitat for a threatened fish in Southern California could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- GOP attorney Hawley to run for Missouri attorney general Updated: Jul-23-15 7:32 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican attorney and University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley announced plans Thursday to run for state attorney general.
- Justice: Court voted on narrow part of gay marriage case Updated: Jul-23-15 6:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court voted on a narrow part of the state's case over gay marriage last month but only planned on issuing that decision if the nation's highest court didn't legalize same-sex marriage, a justice said Thursday.
- Colorado nuns appeal birth control ruling to Supreme Court Updated: Jul-23-15 4:14 pm
DENVER - A group of Colorado nuns said Thursday they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the Affordable Care Act, fueling a combustible argument over contraception and religion ahead of next year's presidential election.
- 2 more Alabama counties to issue wedding licenses Updated: Jul-22-15 7:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, according to a survey by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
- Court agrees with tossing strict North Dakota abortion law Updated: Jul-22-15 5:48 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws is unconstitutional - a North Dakota statute banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
- 9 Alabama counties still not issuing gay marriage licenses Updated: Jul-22-15 5:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
- Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction Updated: Jul-21-15 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader.
- Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage Updated: Jul-21-15 2:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The state is facing a Tuesday deadline to respond to a civil rights group's demand that Kansas' gay marriage ban be ruled unconstitutional - and not simply dismissed as moot - in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that legalized same-sex unions nationwide.
- Ohioan again seeks same-sex divorce; 1st request was undone Updated: Jul-21-15 10:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman whose request for a same-sex divorce in Ohio was mistakenly granted and then denied by a judge is seeking a redo months later, after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gay marriage.
- About 115 serving life sentence for nonviolent offenses Updated: Jul-21-15 4:38 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Charlie Blunt of Jackson is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for stealing a pickup.
- Ohio revises forms, makes changes after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jul-20-15 12:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Same-sex couples in Ohio can now hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month that legalized gay marriage across the country.
- State civil rights commission to discuss same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-20-15 4:07 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Same-sex marriage is among the topics the Michigan Civil Rights Commission plans to discuss during its next public meeting.
- Decision on re-sentencing procedure could be weeks away Updated: Jul-19-15 10:53 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - Attorneys for a Jackson County man facing re-sentencing on capital murder charges want a jury to decide punishment.
- AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage Updated: Jul-18-15 10:56 am
NEW YORK - The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.
- Supreme Court won't hear ex-Indiana elections chief appeal Updated: Jul-17-15 2:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Court of Appeals has denied a request by former Secretary of State Charlie White that it review a state appeals court decision upholding his three felony convictions for vote fraud, theft and perjury.
- Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents Updated: Jul-16-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.
- A primer on Wisconsin court ending Walker campaign probe Updated: Jul-16-15 2:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to end a so-called John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign clears a potential obstacle in his Republican presidential bid and has far-reaching implications for the state's campaign finance laws.
- Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker Updated: Jul-16-15 11:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.
- Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning Updated: Jul-15-15 6:51 pm
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Jul-15-15 2:52 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Alabama seeks to dismiss execution drug lawsuit Updated: Jul-15-15 1:25 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama is seeking to proceed with executions after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a drug that the state plans to begin using in lethal injections.
- The Latest: Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old Updated: Jul-14-15 11:07 pm
BONNE TERRE, Missouri - Here are the latest developments involving the execution Tuesday of Missouri inmate David Zink (all times CDT):
- Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old Updated: Jul-14-15 10:26 pm
BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to intervene.