Supreme Court

LANSING, Mich | AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say Michigan State University’s new general counsel, appointed to help deal with fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were fired for cause. The people spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

WASHINGTON | Teen in ‘Making a Murderer’ asks high court to take his case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The teenager in the video sits slouched on a loveseat wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers, his hands folded but fidgeting in his lap. Eyes downcast, he answers questions from investigators interrogating him. Slowly, with a lot of prodding, he admits he joined his uncle in raping and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Teen in ‘Making a Murderer’ asks high court to take his case

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nyet. Non. Nein. No. That’s the answer the Supreme Court gave Thursday to the question of whether federal courts in the United States must accept statements from foreign governments about their own laws as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that a “federal court should accord respectful consideration … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

ATLANTA  | Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

ATLANTA  — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday’s 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive approach that appears to be an … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey’s first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to take wagers. “We’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said in … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

SEATTLE | Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must continue restoring salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes and the federal government. The tie serves to … Continue reading SEATTLE | Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington state

WASHINGTON | High court Oks retroactive application of Minn. divorce law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a man’s children over his ex-wife in a dispute about who should get more than $180,000 in life insurance proceeds. The justices ruled on Monday in a case involving the breakup of Mark Sveen and Kaye Melin. When the Minnesota residents divorced in 2007 they didn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High court Oks retroactive application of Minn. divorce law

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge