By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 06/28 — The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.
By The Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 06/25 — The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/22 — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been,
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/05 — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.
By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/14 — The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver.
WASHINGTON (AP) 05/14 — The mother of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally shot by a firearms instructor can go forward with her lawsuit against the instructor after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear the case.Read more »
WASHINGTON (AP) 05/15 — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 10:45 p.m.Read more »
By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/09 — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill making it illegal to take “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people,
By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 05/03 — The jangly music of slot machines echoed through the packed room as police officers methodically made their way across the casino floor with their guns drawn.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/27 — A Vermont teen accused of plotting a shooting with mass casualties at his former high school in a case that led to the first significant limits on gun ownership in Vermont was released Friday into the custody of his father.Read more »
By STEPHANIE MORALES, Associated Press 04/23 – Prosecutors have dismissed the four most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school and cause mass casualties in a case that has led to new restrictions in the state’s gun laws.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) 04/20 — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.Read more »
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — Vermont’s top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state’s gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.Read more »
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 04/12 — U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued a nationwide injunction Thursday barring the U.S. Justice Department from giving priority status for multimillion-dollar community policing grants to departments that agree to cooperate with immigration officials.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 03/30 — The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was later released from jail after being sentenced to time served and six months of probation.
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 JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) 03/02 — A judge has ruled that a Maine state trooper had a legitimate reason to stop a van full of immigrants that he described as the “ICE mother lode”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 »