- Former court worker avoids prison in theft Updated: Dec-12-13 5:35 am
- Judge to weigh trial schedule on NC voting changes Updated: Dec-12-13 5:17 am
- Ex-cop acquitted in retrial over deadly shooting Updated: Dec-12-13 4:28 am
- Retired Wash. Supreme Court Justice Chambers dies Updated: Dec-12-13 4:28 am
- India government likely to review anti-gay sex law Updated: Dec-12-13 4:26 am
- 'Selfie' is on the record at state Supreme Court Updated: Dec-12-13 4:07 am
- Daughter: Retired Washington state Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers has died at age 70 Updated: Dec-12-13 2:19 am
- Trial on assisted suicide law begins in New Mexico Updated: Dec-12-13 1:05 am
- Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage Updated: Dec-12-13 12:50 am
- Legal counsel says she consulted about discipline Updated: Dec-11-13 8:47 pm
- Jury acquits ex-cop in fatal post-Katrina shooting Updated: Dec-11-13 8:45 pm
- Federal judge to rule on subpar GA jail conditions Updated: Dec-11-13 8:32 pm
- South Texas man gets 4 life sentences for drugs Updated: Dec-11-13 7:40 pm
- Judges extend deadline for inmate reduction Updated: Dec-11-13 7:07 pm
- Competency hearing delayed in Crow triple-killing Updated: Dec-11-13 6:34 pm
- Uphill fight for man claiming abuse by FBI agents Updated: Dec-11-13 5:40 pm
- Inmate guilty of trying to have Texas judge killed Updated: Dec-11-13 5:27 pm
- Kan. Supreme Court to hear Carr brothers appeals Updated: Dec-11-13 5:17 pm
- Mich. court examines one of Granholm's last acts Updated: Dec-11-13 4:58 pm
- Man sentenced for using minors to produce porn Updated: Dec-11-13 4:29 pm
- Lawyer to petition high court on Ala. prison rule Updated: Dec-11-13 4:08 pm
- Meridian federal courthouse targeted for closure Updated: Dec-11-13 4:05 pm
- Court: Should man get new sentence in murder case Updated: Dec-11-13 3:36 pm
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Dec-11-13 3:34 pm
- Maine group to press to overturn Citizens United Updated: Dec-11-13 2:56 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A former worker with the drug court in Chambers County has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $2,500 from the east Alabama office.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A federal judge was set to hear arguments Thursday over whether a trial on the legality of recent Republican-backed changes to North Carolina's voting laws should be held before or after the November 2014 election.
NEW ORLEANS - Three years ago, a jury heard lurid testimony about a burned body and a brazen cover-up before convicting a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
SEATTLE - Retired Washington state Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers died Wednesday night at his Issaquah, Washington, home, his older daughter said.
NEW DELHI - India's government is considering options to challenge an order by the country's top court striking down a 2009 lower court decision decriminalizing homosexual conduct, the law minister said Thursday.
LANSING, Michigan - The word "selfie" is spoken even at the Michigan Supreme Court.
SEATTLE - Daughter: Retired Washington state Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers has died at age 70.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe - without the fear of prosecution- the needed medications for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives on their own terms.
SYDNEY - Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A Department of Justice legal counsel testified Wednesday that she and a U.S. attorney consulted regularly about disciplinary problems involving a former prosecutor who is now alleging she was the victim of discrimination.
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer whose 2010 manslaughter conviction was touted as a milestone in the city's healing after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Wednesday by a different jury of charges he fatally shot a man without justification during the storm's chaotic aftermath.
ATLANTA - A federal judge says he's moving forward with a contempt hearing after learning that all faulty cell locks at the Fulton County jail haven't been replaced, and that nearly 200 inmates are sleeping on the floor.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A federal judge in Brownsville has given a South Texas man four life sentences for running a drug trafficking organization that moved cocaine and marijuana to a dozen states.
SACRAMENTO, California - A panel of federal judges on Wednesday extended California's deadline to cut its prison population until April 18, while ordering that negotiations continue over how best to reduce inmate crowding.
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has indefinitely delayed a competency hearing for the suspect in a Montana triple-killing who has been unable to stand trial because of mental illness.
WASHINGTON - A lawsuit by a U.S. citizen who claims that FBI agents were responsible for falsely imprisoning him for several months in Africa appears to face an uphill battle.
FORT WORTH, Texas - A federal inmate has been found guilty of trying to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the appeals of two brothers sentenced to death for killing four people in December 2000.
LANSING, Michigan - A decision to grant but then scratch a parole opportunity for a prisoner hit the docket of the Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices sparred with lawyers in an unprecedented case about a governor's constitutional power.
SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio man to 95 years in prison for producing child pornography by using minors engaged in sexually explicit acts.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An attorney representing several current and former Native American inmates in Alabama says he's preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision upholding a rule requiring inmates to cut their hair.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Meridian's only federal courtroom - the site of historical civil rights cases more than four decades ago - will close under legislation passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed unsure Wednesday on whether it should order a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 10
AUGUSTA, Maine - A coalition fed up with corporate money in politics is taking the first step on a long path that it hopes will lead to overturning a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing more money to flood into campaigns.