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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Contempt finding thrown out in defense lawyer handcuff case

    28 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) A deputy public defender was cleared Tuesday by a Nevada state court judge of a contempt-of-court finding by a Las Vegas judge who ordered her handcuffed and then sentenced her client to jail for petty theft. The deputy Clark County ...

  • Sotomayor: U.S. high court needs more diversity in many ways

    4 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup. During a talk Friday at Brooklyn ...

  • Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court

    6 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"}] Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his ...

  • Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

    6 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of Supreme Court ...

  • Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

    6 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change ...

  • Scalia’s death in office rarity for modern Supreme Court

    6 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice ...

  • Scalia’s body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

    6 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags ...

  • Obama to nominate Scalia successor ‘in due time’

    6 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/13/justice-antonin-scalia-dead-at-79/"},{"text":"In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/13/in-victory-or-dissent-scalia-was-a-man-of-strong-o/"}] President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, ...

  • In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

    6 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal ...

  • Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

    6 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. ...

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