Supreme Court

June 21, 2019 - 9:22 am
A murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississipi is being thrown out by the Supreme Court because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and could face a seventh trial. The decision by the court by a 7-2...
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May 26, 2019 - 2:46 pm
A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Walker man's conviction and sentence in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester have been upheld by Louisiana's Supreme Court. Without comment, the court on Monday rejected 25-year-old Jace Crehan's appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, which carries a...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off "Obamacare." But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign. Two federal judges in Washington, D.C., this past week...
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February 09, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are reacting cautiously to a 5-4 Supreme Court vote blocking Louisiana from enforcing new abortion regulations. They agree that the crucial tests of the court's stance are still to come. Depending on the viewpoint, the vote represented a temporary...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires...
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February 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the state can begin...
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October 06, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and demonstrators vented rage and resistance but the Senate rolled toward approving Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination Saturday as President Donald Trump and Republicans approached an election-season triumph in the most electrifying confirmation battle in years...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
October 03, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Talk about an onion. As the Judge Kavanaugh/Doctor Ford discussion continues, it seems as every day brings with it another layer of consideration. What started as a “he said, she said” has now evolved, or devolved, into many questions. For example: Did Senator Feinstein delay the disclosure of Dr...
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October 02, 2018 - 9:29 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he...
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