- Treatment Court offers drug addicts opportunity outside jail Updated: Nov-28-15 2:05 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - One Gallatin County woman's drug abuse started when she was just 14 years old. No drugs were off the table.
- Court upholds 4th death sentence for Guzek in 1987 slayings Updated: Nov-27-15 6:02 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court on Friday upheld the fourth death sentence of Randy Lee Guzek for the 1987 killing of a couple near Bend.
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- Author rejects claim that records release threatens funding Updated: Nov-27-15 5:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - State education officials must disclose the disciplinary records of a former quarterback accused of rape for the public to understand what the University of Montana is doing to protect students from sexual assault, the attorney for "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer said in court filings.
- Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count Updated: Nov-27-15 4:20 pm
HONOLULU - A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.
- Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.
- Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed Updated: Nov-27-15 2:21 pm
MARKSVILLE, Louisiana - When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren't the only ones patrolling their streets.
- State Supreme Court to review breaking-and-entering case Updated: Nov-27-15 2:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court will review the case of a man convicted of breaking-and-entering for placing his hand behind a window screen.
- The Latest: Hawaiian election opponent hails justice's order Updated: Nov-27-15 2:02 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):
- Wrongful conviction lawsuit agreement against Tulsa approved Updated: Nov-27-15 1:48 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A federal judge has approved the $8 million settlement of a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city of Tulsa.
- Lawsuit by slain Connecticut inmate's family is reinstated Updated: Nov-27-15 1:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a lawsuit by the family of a man who killed five people in a car wreck in 2006 and was slain in prison two years later by a fellow inmate who was related to one of the crash victims.
- Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
- Judge, state differ on judicial selection in Kansas Updated: Nov-27-15 11:50 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new law changing how judges are selected in Kansas is unconstitutional, according to recent court filings by attorneys for a Kansas judge contesting the law.
- Gov. Raimondo asks judge nominee to seek ethics opinion Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking a District Court judgeship nominee to seek an advisory opinion from the state Ethics Commission.
- New Nashville federal courthouse project in limbo Updated: Nov-27-15 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville's proposed new federal courthouse is in danger of being put off yet again.
- Death row inmate fights for hip-replacement surgery Updated: Nov-27-15 5:28 am
EDDYVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky death row inmate has renewed his request for a federal court order requiring the state to arrange hip-replacement surgery for him.
- Clark County leaders commit to helping veterans Updated: Nov-27-15 5:05 am
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - United States Marine Corps Sgt. Will King was sitting in the Clark County jail when he first heard about the Veterans Court program in Floyd County.
- Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Miss Supreme Court OKs more student work for poor Updated: Nov-26-15 7:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Law students will be able to do more legal work for poor Mississippi residents under a rule recently approved by the state Supreme Court.
- Idaho court rejects Pennsylvania man's gun rights request Updated: Nov-26-15 2:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a Pennsylvania man's attempt to have his gun rights restored under Idaho law.
- Illinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal Updated: Nov-26-15 2:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Moline-based aviation company is entitled to a state property tax break being challenged by a local school district.
- Man sentenced for pimping teens as part of business plan Updated: Nov-26-15 12:56 pm
MILWAUKEE - A 38-year-old man told a federal judge that he had dreams and a formal business plan when he got out of state prison - and he only started sex trafficking his girlfriend and three 17-year-old girls so he could raise money for his business ventures.
- State high court ousts breath test evidence in DUI case Updated: Nov-26-15 12:38 pm
HONOLULU - DUI cases may be impacted by a state Supreme Court decision that ousted a defendant's breath test as evidence.
- Court upholds woman's murder conviction in husband's slaying Updated: Nov-26-15 11:07 am
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey woman has lost her bid to overturn her murder conviction in the fatal shooting of her husband.
- Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.