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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Health care law: Legal challenge hinges on wheat, pot farmers, tax collection

    3 years, 5 months ago

    (AP) More political stories Two years of debate over the health care law’s constitutionality comes down to six hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week — and how the nine justices feel about wheat farmers, pot growers ...

  • Civil rights suit filed over fatal Las Vegas police car accident

    3 years, 6 months ago

    (AP) A new round of litigation alleging civil rights violations is under way over a fatal 2007 accident involving a Las Vegas police patrol car. Raymond Yeghiazarian, 47, died after his car and a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department vehicle collided ...

  • Former U.S. Supreme Court justice says appointed judges better for business

    4 years, 11 months ago

    (AP) Nevada Wonk: Former Supreme Court justice lobbies for merit selection for judges Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said going to a judicial merit selection system is good for business and has enjoyed strong support from the private ...

  • Elena Kagan chosen by Obama for Supreme Court

    5 years, 3 months ago

    (AP) Text of Obama’s remarks on the nomination of Kagan President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice ...

  • Justice John Paul Stevens retiring, Obama to fill vacancy

    5 years, 4 months ago

    (AP) Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.Stevens said Friday he will step down when the court finishes ...

  • In opposing Sotomayor, is GOP risking the Hispanic vote?

    6 years ago

    (AP) Las Vegans react to Sotomayor confirmation (8-6-2009) Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court (8-6-2009) GOP: Ensign affair hurt efforts to field Reid opponent (8-5-2009) Ensign to oppose Sotomayor 'to protect the sanctity of Constitution' (8-4-2009) When Republican Sen. John Ensign ...

  • Man charged in cold case murder denied bail

    6 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) Police make arrest in 15-year-old homicide case (6-16-09) A man charged in the cold case murder and sexual assault of then-7-year-old Diana Hernandez was denied bail on Wednesday. Police arrested and charged 36-year-old Greg Wallen Jr., with one count of ...

  • Court rejects inmate's appeal in stabbing death conviction

    6 years, 3 months ago

    (AP) The Nevada Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Ray A. Azcarate, who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 2004 stabbing death of his girlfriend in Las Vegas. Azcarate, 38 and an inmate at the state ...

  • Constitutional rights face tough tests in time of war

    7 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) Just a few steps away from the Capitol, among the shops on Pennsylvania Avenue, is a bookstore that sells pocket-size copies of the U.S. Constitution. Actually, places all around town stock the booklet, often displayed here the way stores in ...

  • Vegas man’s case a test for lethal injections

    7 years, 6 months ago

    (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed executions in four states, including Texas where the prisoner volunteered for the death penalty, pending its decision in a case challenging lethal injections. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada wants the state to ...

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