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  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:12 am
  • WASHINGTON - Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

  • House kills bill to remove La.'s anti-sodomy law 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.

  • Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

  • Justice Scalia to deliver UT Knoxville lecture 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:05 am
  • KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is speaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • Wyoming seeks dismissal of water dispute 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:22 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn't be held liable for what its attorneys call a "trickle" of water at the heart the cross-border dispute.

  • Group asks Supreme Court to consider Ala. tax case 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:14 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Attorneys for a group of poor Alabama schoolchildren and their parents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to considering scrapping Alabama's property tax system.

  • Jackley, others support veteran's memorial cross 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:14 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in 18 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the use of a cross to memorialize veterans doesn't violate the First Amendment.

  • Clinton: New voter restrictions are a step back 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:57 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

  • Wyoming activists monitor gay-marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:13 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A federal court hearing this week on a challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage will have ramifications for Wyoming and other western states.

  • $4 million to fund conflict-free lawyers for poor 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:59 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia's governor signed an executive order Tuesday to provide $4 million to cover costs associated with providing lawyers without conflicting interests for poor defendants.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:14 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • Michigan energy company's case at US Supreme Court 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:01 pm
  • ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A Lansing-area energy company is involved in a U.S. Supreme Court that considers the requirements for transferring class-action lawsuits from state courts to federal courts.

  • Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process.

  • Supreme Court to hear class-action dispute 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:45 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider the requirements for transferring class-action lawsuits from state courts to federal courts.

  • Court declines to hear dispute over Mich. mine 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:00 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a dispute over construction of a new nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • High court rejects new campaign finance case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:57 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to century-old bans on campaign contributions by corporations.

  • Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:42 pm
  • CHICAGO - Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban on handguns, has died at the age of 80, a family spokesman said Sunday.

  • 4 Idaho teens serving life prison sentences 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:47 pm
  • COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Eldon Gale Samuel III is housed in an individual cell at the Kootenai County Jail.

  • Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people.

  • Judge who first wrote separate is not equal lauded 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:14 am
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land.

  • Whittemore, feds joust over Supreme Court ruling 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:38 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government lawyers say undermines his appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:38 am
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

  • Big donors may give even more under court's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.

  • Excerpts of high court campaign finance opinions 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:10 pm
  • Excerpts from the opinions of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, in support of Wednesday's ruling striking down limits in federal law on overall campaign contributions to candidates and political committees, and from the dissenting opinion of Justice Stephen Breyer:

  • Rabbi loses court case over frequent flier miles 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled Wednesday against a Minnesota rabbi whose frequent complaints about an airline got him tossed out of its frequent flier program.