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  • Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    Supreme Court rejects defendant’s appeal in 2015 slaying

    U.S. Court Watch 04/21/2021

    The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the life prison sentence given to a man who plotted the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Rapid City woman. Jonathan Klinetobe pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors ...

  • Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    U.S. Court Watch 04/06/2021

    The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge who is running for the state’s highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case, authorities said.Charles McCullough’s incarceration comes as voters decide wh...

  • US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art

    US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art

    U.S. Court Watch 03/26/2021

    A U.S. appeals court sided with a photographer Friday in her copyright dispute over how a foundation has marketed a series of Andy Warhol works of art based on her pictures of Prince.The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the...

  • Colorado court: Speed-reading bills violates constitution

    Colorado court: Speed-reading bills violates constitution

    U.S. Court Watch 03/15/2021

    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that state Senate Democrats violated the constitution in 2019 when they responded to Republicans’ request that bills be read at length by having computers speed-read the bills in an intelligible garble.The C...

  • Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

    Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

    U.S. Court Watch 03/01/2021

    The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year’s elections.All six conservativ...

  • Barrett sworn in at court as issues important to Trump await

    Barrett sworn in at court as issues important to Trump await

    U.S. Court Watch 10/28/2020

    Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as the Supreme Court's ninth justice, her oath administered in private by Chief Justice John Roberts. Her first votes on the court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her.The co...

  • Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry ‘sham’

    Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry ‘sham’

    U.S. Court Watch 10/15/2020

    The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Thursday as Democrats threw pointed objections but were unable to stop the Republicans’ drive to confirm President Donald Trump&...

  • GOP’s Supreme Court push may box in Cory Gardner

    GOP’s Supreme Court push may box in Cory Gardner

    U.S. Court Watch 10/10/2020

    Six years ago, Colorado Democrats failed to convince enough voters to reject Cory Gardner’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Their warnings that the Republican could, someday, be the confirming vote for a Supreme Court justice who could overturn Roe v....

  • 'Justice Joan' Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

    'Justice Joan' Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

    U.S. Court Watch 09/22/2020

    One of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential run.But, by 1996, Jo...

  • 1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    U.S. Court Watch 08/28/2020

    The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democrati...

  • Court upholds health order fines for New Mexico businesses

    Court upholds health order fines for New Mexico businesses

    U.S. Court Watch 08/05/2020

    The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the governor’s authority to fine businesses up to $5,000 a day for violating state emergency health orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.The court heard arguments from a group...

  • Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    U.S. Court Watch 08/01/2020

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Cir...