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Lawyers: Death sentence tainted by juror’s racial bias

ATLANTA — As Georgia prepares to put to death a man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago, his lawyers say the execution should...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate an appeals court order that slowed the expansion of abortion...
AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine

WASHINGTON — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon juries for decades have been permitted to convict felony defendants — save for suspected murderers — with a 10-2 vote,...
Supreme Court’s Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch espoused a limited role for the judiciary in a speech Thursday in the hometown of...
Arkansas court OKs new sentence hearings for juvenile lifers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for judges in the state's largest county to hold resentencing hearings...
Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers...
Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington,...
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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has quickly signed into law contentious regulations for independent expenditure committees whose footprint in elections has grown since...
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NEW ORLEANS — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a...

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