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  • La. Supreme Court dismisses school workers' suit

    October 31, 2014 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005. It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the... more »
  • Pa. Supreme Court won't hear Sandusky appeal

    April 2, 2014 3:02 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court won't review Jerry Sandusky's 45-count child molestation conviction. The justices ruled Wednesday that they won't take up the former Penn State assistant football coach's appeal. Sandusky argued his lawyers were rushed too quickly to trial and prosecutors improperly made reference to his decision not... more »
  • Truck stop tiger case goes to La. Supreme Court

    July 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The owner of a truck stop near Baton Rouge has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to let him keep a 12-year-old tiger named Tony. Attorney Joan Treadway Morris, of Baton Rouge, says she filed the writ for Michael Sandlin and Tiger Truck Stop Inc. in Grosse Tete, about... more »
  • Truck stop mulls Supreme Court bid to keep tiger

    June 12, 2013 2:21 PM

    GROSSE TETE - The lawyer for a truck stop fighting for the right to keep a live tiger on display says the case will be taken to the state Supreme Court if necessary. A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on Friday refused to reconsider its April... more »
  • La. Supreme Court rules voucher funding unconstitutional Play Video

    May 7, 2013 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's highest court ruled today that the funding formula for Gov. Bobby Jindal's key education reform, school vouchers, violates the state's constitution. Today's ruling was 6-1, with Justice Greg Guidry dissenting. It affects Act 2, which diverts per-student funding to private and parochial schools to... more »
  • Court could avoid wide-ranging ruling on gay marriage

    March 26, 2013 5:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could end up avoiding a major national ruling on whether America's gays have a right to marry. During arguments today on California's ban on same-sex marriage, several justices raised doubts that the case should even be before them. And Justice Anthony Kennedy -- possibly the... more »
  • La. Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson takes oath

    February 28, 2013 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The state's first black Supreme Court Chief Justice, Bernette Johnson, took her oath of office today in New Orleans. The public ceremony was held on the steps of the Supreme Court building in the French Quarter. Johnson succeeded Catherine "Kitty" Kimball, following her retirement. Johnson... more »
  • Justice Thomas speaks for 1st time in 7 years

    January 14, 2013 1:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Justice Clarence Thomas did something at a Supreme Court argument Monday for the first time in nearly seven years - he spoke. But what Thomas said is not clear, other than he appears to have joked about Ivy League lawyers. The argument transcript only records a few words.... more »
  • Court to hear gay marriage cases

    December 7, 2012 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The justices said Monday they will review a federal appeals court ruling that... more »
  • Runoff elections tomorrow in Louisiana

    December 7, 2012 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's office isn't expecting a high turnout for tomorrow's runoff elections. Not all parishes have a lot on the ballot, and so far more than 50,000 people voted early statewide. In Baton Rouge, voters will decide who takes an open seat on... more »
  • Gay marriages could see Supreme Court action

    November 29, 2012 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court. Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and defeated a ban in a fourth, the justices are meeting Friday to decide whether they should deal sooner rather than later... more »
  • Court will decide on collection of DNA samples

    November 9, 2012 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will decide whether police may collect DNA samples from people under arrest in a case that pits privacy concerns against public safety interests. The justices say in an order Friday that they will review a Maryland court decision that effectively barred the collection... more »
  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    November 9, 2012 2:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires... more »
  • Guidry, Hughes head to Supreme Court runoff

    November 6, 2012 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - John Michael Guidry and Jeff Hughes have advanced to a Dec. 8 runoff in the race to fill Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball's seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court. Guidry and Hughes were the leading vote-getters among eight candidates for the 5th Supreme Court District seat in... more »
  • La. chief justice declines to discuss successor

    July 10, 2012 6:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball says the state's code of judicial conduct prohibits her from meeting with a group of community leaders to discuss their concerns about the court's impending debate over naming Kimball's successor. Several supporters of Justice Bernette Johnson, who sued last... more »
  • 3 judges recuse themselves from La. justice's suit

    July 6, 2012 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three federal judges in New Orleans have recused themselves from presiding over Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson's lawsuit seeking to block her colleagues from debating and voting on whether she is legally entitled to be the court's next chief justice. The case was transferred Friday to... more »
  • Veterans react to Supreme Court's Stolen Valor decision

    June 28, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Shocked" and "disgusted" were two words on many veterans' minds after they learned the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional. The Act would have made it illegal for anyone to display military metals as accomplishments that he or she did not earn.... more »
  • Small biz: questions, waiting after health ruling

    June 28, 2012 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK - A big worry for small businesses who were against the Obama administration's health care law was that it would increase their costs. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld it, some small companies could opt to go a route that will save them thousands of dollars... more »
  • Court strikes down Montana law rather than re-examining Citizens United ruling

    June 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is rejecting a plea that it take another look at its ruling from two years ago on campaign finance. Instead, the court today struck down a Montana law that limits corporate campaign spending. The same five conservative justices who made up the majority in the... more »
  • Florida to carry out health law if upheld by court

    June 20, 2012 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida's Republican governor - one of the staunchest opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - says his state will carry out the law if the Supreme Court upholds it. Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Wednesday "if it is the law of the land, then we are... more »
  • Deadline set to weigh-in on Kimball's successor

    June 14, 2012 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court has set a deadline for her colleagues to weigh-in on who should succeed her in the post. Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball plans to retire in January 2013. On Wednesday, Kimball ordered any justice interested "in a legal determination"... more »
  • Ruling against Defense of Marriage Act won't be applied until Supreme Court acts

    May 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    BOSTON - A federal appeals court is rejecting part of the Defense of Marriage Act -- but today's ruling won't be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the case. That means same-sex married couples won't be eligible to receive the benefits denied to them under that law until the... more »
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    April 25, 2012 9:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The fate of Arizona's tough immigration law is in the balance as the Supreme Court hears its final day of arguments for the current term today. The Obama administration challenged the law in federal court soon after Arizona's governor signed it two years ago. Five other states have... more »
  • Vitter supports Arizona immigration law

    April 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    Washington - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement in advance of the Arizona immigration law heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Arizona law is absolutely constitutional. If President Obama doesn't want states to act on immigration, he should start doing his job and controlling the... more »
  • High court takes up fight over Obama health law

    March 26, 2012 7:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extending health insurance to more than 30 million Americans. The justices will hear arguments beginning today in a highly partisan... more »
  • Supreme Court to take new look at affirmative action

    February 21, 2012 2:31 PM

    A white student who was denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas is going to have her appeal heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawyers for the University of Texas said Abigail Fisher she has no standing to sue. Fisher is soon to... more »
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear ex-N.O. cop's appeal

    March 28, 2011 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case against a former New Orleans police officer who was sentenced to death for arranging a woman's murder. Attorneys for the former officer, Len Davis, asked the court to consider whether prosecutors impermissibly struck black potential jurors... more »
  • Disagreements emerge over La. court redistricting

    February 21, 2011 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When lawmakers gather next month to redraw Louisiana's political district lines, maps for the Louisiana Supreme Court and state appeals courts may be left on the cutting room floor. Lawmakers are required to redraw the boundary lines of congressional, legislative, Public Service Commission and education board... more »
  • High court upholds death penalty in church deaths

    November 30, 2010 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death penalty for Anthony Bell, who killed four of his in-laws and his wife after bursting into a Baton Rouge church in 2006. Bell was convicted in 2008 of five counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted first-degree... more »
  • Ex-judge disbarred after bribery conviction

    November 29, 2010 10:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former state district judge who is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for taking bribes has been permanently blocked from practicing law in Louisiana. Louisiana's Supreme Court permanently disbarred Michael Walker this month, noting his conviction in 2008 for taking bribes in return for lowering bonds.... more »
  • Ex-Slidell man is OK with conviction reinstatement

    November 13, 2010 10:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Slidell man's drug and weapons convictions have been reinstated by the Louisiana Supreme Court, and according to the man's attorney, that's just the way the man wants it. Twenty-nine-year old Terrence R. Scott has already served his sentence on his May 2008 conviction on charges... more »
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal of TX man on death row

    October 18, 2010 10:28 AM

    The Supreme Court will not review a claim from a Texas death row inmate who says his mental impairment should prevent his execution. A federal trial judge and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans have found that Michael Hall is not mentally impaired. Hall... more »
  • Supreme Court not reviewing La. death penalty

    October 5, 2009 2:31 PM

    The Supreme Court has ruled against a challenge to the way the death penalty is imposed in Louisiana. The high court rejected an appeal today by a woman convicted for her role in a brutal New Year's Day attack on a retired minister in 2003. Her death sentence... more »
  • Sotomayor confirmed to Supreme Court

    August 6, 2009 2:31 PM

    The Senate has officially confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. The final vote tally was 68-31 for Sotomayor. She is the first ever Hispanic justice and just the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court. more »

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