Stories tagged: court
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Courts could put Texas GOP’s aggressive agenda to the test
Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they’re in the U.S. legally, restrict what school bathrooms …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Judge confirms Prince’s six siblings as heirs to his estate
A judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend’s …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries
The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty
A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Anthem’s latest court loss means Cigna deal is all but dead
Anthem Inc. is pretty much out of chances to hang on to Cigna Corp.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
West Side residents among six accused of running prostitution ring
Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Conviction tossed for woman who ran over girls in leaf pile
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a motorist who drove an SUV into a pile of leaves that concealed two girls, killing them.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
New charges filed against so-called ‘Spokane spanker’
New charges have been filed against a man accused of slapping the backsides of women along a popular hiking trail that runs through the eastern Washington city of Spokane.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit
The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can’t be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes, supplies and …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?
The Idaho State Public Defense Commission asked Idaho public defenders to track their hours starting this past Monday for 12 weeks as part of a workload study so the commission …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Trump takes aim at 9th Circuit Court again, may support breaking it up
President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Arkansas faces two setbacks to plan for multiple executions
Arkansas suffered two more legal setbacks Wednesday in its bid to carry out multiple executions this month when the state Supreme Court spared one prisoner and a judge later ruled …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Appeals court won’t add candidates to Montana ballot
An appeals court has denied a request by three minor party and independent candidates to put them on the ballot for Montana’s May 25 special congressional election.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban
U.S. wildlife officials can’t legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years
An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
School shooter Barry Loukaitis apologizes as he awaits resentencing
The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state more than 20 years ago has spoken out for the first time, apologizing for killing …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Accuser’s lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2
The lawyer for a man suing Seattle’s mayor for alleged sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s has filed a court notice to have him deposed next month.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Hawaii asks full 9th Circuit Court to hear Trump travel ban appeal
Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Idaho Supreme Court Justice Eismann to retire this fall
Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann says he will retire this fall after more than 16 years on the state’s highest court.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Judge won’t halt Montana special election ballots for appeal
A judge won’t delay the printing and mailing of ballots for three minor party and independent candidates who are suing to run in Montana’s special congressional election.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Divisive Gorsuch fight leaves partisan mark on Supreme Court
Judge Neil Gorsuch won an intensely political confirmation fight to join a U.S. Supreme Court already struggling to stay above politics. The Senate’s confirmation of Gorsuch Friday restores the generally …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
U.S. judge approves Baltimore police reform, refuses Trump team’s request to delay
A U.S. judge has approved an agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice to overhaul the Baltimore police department.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates
A judge on Thursday stopped one of eight Arkansas executions set for this month, but at least six remain on course despite the judge’s finding that the state broke some …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Appeals court rejects Ohio’s new lethal injection process
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Ohio’s new three-drug lethal injection process, jeopardizing the upcoming executions of several condemned killers.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
A ‘Goliath’ among Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
‘He’s free to go’: Mexican man says he’s hopeful for future
A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children walked free after …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Democrats force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick
Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Trump’s travel ban could remain blocked for weeks
A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Top Senate Dem Chuck Schumer opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans …