DALLAS (AP) 03/16 — A Texas appeals court has ruled in favor of a gun-rights activist who had complained that county officials were illegally barring firearms from a public building.Read more »
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/14 — A lawyer for a Georgia inmate known as the “stocking strangler” says newly discovered evidence proves his client’s innocence,
NEW YORK (AP) 03/02 — Fourteen news entities have urged a Manhattan judge to reject a New York police union’s efforts to squelch the release of police body camera footage.Read more »
HOUSTON (AP) 02/25 — A prisoner on Texas death row for the dragging death of a man nearly two decades ago in East Texas has lost a federal court appeal,Read more »
WASHINGTON (AP) 02/26 — The Supreme Court is rejecting the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.Read more »
LONDON (AP) 02/06 — A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving his legal position unchanged after more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy.Read more »
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A Texas death row inmate is asking the federal courts to keep him from being executed for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 01/21 — Bob Meyers doesn’t want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI and KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 01/22 — More than two decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo’s subways killed 13,
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 01/08 — Do police have the right to go on private property — uninvited and without a warrant — to search a vehicle?
By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 10/08 — North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife.
By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) 09/21 — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation’s boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S.
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 09/02 — Gov. John Kasich on Friday said he won’t spare condemned killer Gary Otte, who shot two people to death in back-to-back robberies over two days,
By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 08/31 — A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities”Read more »
JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 08/16 — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 08/15 — An Ohio appeals court has concluded that a juror’s snoozing during testimony in a murder trial isn’t enough to overturn the defendant’s conviction.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press – This is the last in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole. BALTIMORE (AP) 08/02 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it’s cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population,
SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer 07/31 – In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals.
MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 07/27 — Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case and that he should be spared from being executed Thursday so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.
ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 06/30 — William Morva showed signs of mental illness long before he killed two men during an escape from custody in 2006,