Stories tagged: justice
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Liberty and Justice are expecting; Egg in D.C. bald eagle nest
One of Washington, D.C.’s three bald eagle couples is waiting for an egg to hatch. The city announced Monday that an egg recently appeared in the nest of a mating …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected to spark a fierce fight with Democrats …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Trump’s justice pick to trigger intense pressure on Senate
When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office oversight criticized, critiqued at community forum
Community forum attendees continued their call this week for a more independent body to oversee the workings of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of several high-profile use …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court: Make names of low-level sex offenders public
A split Washington Supreme Court ruled the names of low-level sex offenders should be released to the public upon request, but defense attorneys say the decision could hinder efforts to …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Term limits for Supreme Court justices gains support
Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of …
Fri., April 25, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County’s Drug Court saves money, lives
When a trio of local legal experts – a retired judge, a former federal prosecutor and a longtime local attorney – examined the criminal justice system, they identified Spokane County’s …
Wed., April 24, 2013, 11:55 p.m.
Philadelphia abortion trial nears closing arguments
A Philadelphia jury won’t hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges he killed a woman and four babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell has decided not to testify or call …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, midnight
Faith Action Network to host annual legislative conference
The theme for this year’s Eastern Washington Legislative Conference is money: grace and justice. The daylong convention on Saturday features sessions on wage theft, criminal justice reform, the death penalty, …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2012, midnight
Vestal: Rape law advocate finds change is slow
Virginia Graham didn’t get into politics for the politics. “I’m probably the least political person you’ve ever met,” she said.
Wed., April 27, 2011, midnight
‘Stolen’ hot dog, 99 cents. Baffled jurors, priceless
Call it the great hot dog caper. Or maybe the greatly overblown hot dog caper would be more accurate. One day last December, Eastern Washington University student John Richardson got …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009, midnight
Court OKs surveillance on foreign calls, mail
WASHINGTON – The government does not need a search warrant when it taps the phones or checks the e-mails of suspected terrorists who are outside the United States, even if …