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  • Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law

    Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded protections for whistle blowers covered by an anti-fraud law passed following the collapse of energy giant Enron, ruling outside accountants, auditors and lawyers cannot be fired or punished for exposing...
  • Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches

    Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches
    WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case. The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
  • Supreme Court considers who should pay damages to child-porn victim

    Supreme Court considers who should pay damages to child-porn victim
    WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania girl known in court papers only as Amy was sexually abused by an uncle when she was 8. He went to prison, but not before circulating pictures of the rape on the Internet. Fifteen years after the abuse, law enforcement...
  • At the Supreme Court, little love for an antiwar protester

    At the Supreme Court, little love for an antiwar protester
    Protesters are a pain for government in general, and the Pentagon in particular. But the armed services ought to be able to suck up a protest even on land that is part of a military base so long as it’s nonviolent and doesn’t pose a threat...
  • Politics, not justice, in Alabama death penalty cases

    Politics, not justice, in Alabama death penalty cases
    A murder trial is held and the defendant is convicted. After hearing the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the crime during the sentencing phase of the case, the jury concludes that the death penalty is not an appropriate punishment for the...
  • Alabama killer case: When a jury says 'life' and a judge says 'death'

    Alabama killer case: When a jury says 'life' and a judge says 'death'
    Two Supreme Court justices — Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen G. Breyer — are upset that the court won’t hear the appeal of an Alabama killer who was sentenced to death by a judge after a jury declined to impose the death penalty. They have...
  • Supreme Court appears to support a warrantless police search

    Supreme Court appears to support a warrantless police search
    WASHINGTON — In a case that could narrow legal protections against police searches, a majority of Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to reject an appeal from an imprisoned Los Angeles gang member who contended that after he objected to a...
  • Indiana cop accused in fatal drunk-driving crash arrested again

    An Indianapolis police officer who faces drunk-driving charges for allegedly crashing into two motorcycles with his patrol car in 2010, killing one rider,  has been arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving. Despite the earlier crash, which also...
  • Four people hurt in Albuquerque church stabbing

    At least four people were hurt at an Albuquerque church Sunday when a visitor jumped out of the pews and stabbed a choir member during a song, police and witnesses said. The victims did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, police said. Two...
  • Letters: Dismissing a juror without cause

    Re "Fairness for the jury pool," Editorial, Sept. 20 I am a lawyer who respectfully disagrees with your support for abolishing peremptory challenges. These challenges remain necessary to assure that people who are likely biased can be excused as jurors....
  • The problem with peremptory challenges

    The problem with peremptory challenges
    If lawyers are forbidden to remove prospective jurors based on their race or gender, they shouldn't be able to do so on the basis of the jurors' sexual orientation. That's the rule in California state courts, and this week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...