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Oklahoma governor promises 'thorough' review of apparently botched execution

Oklahoma governor promises 'thorough' review of apparently botched execution

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 30 (UPI) -- The apparently botched execution of Clayton Lockett will be thoroughly reviewed, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised Wednesday.
Frances Burns

Montana Supreme Court orders new sentencing for teacher convicted of rape

HELENA, Mont., April 30 (UPI) -- A former teacher should spend at least four years behind bars for raping a student who later killed herself, the Montana Supreme Court said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Court says Amanda Knox fought with victim before killing

Court says Amanda Knox fought with victim before killing

FLORENCE , Italy, April 29 (UPI) -- American Amanda Knox slit the throat of her British roommate after the pair argued about money in 2007, a Florence, Italy, appellate court said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk

Oklahoma prepares to execute two men on same night for first time in almost 80 years

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (UPI) -- Oklahoma prepared execute two men Tuesday after days of maneuvering between the courts, the governor and the state legislature.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court to hear case on police searches of cellphones

Supreme Court to hear case on police searches of cellphones

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court will hear cases on the constitutionality of warrantless police searches of cellphones and ruling whether it violates the Fourth Amendment.
Aileen Graef

Developer in Pennsylvania's 'kids for cash' scandal gets year in prison

SCRANTON, Pa., April 25 (UPI) -- A developer caught up in the "kids for cash" scandal where Pennsylvania judges sent teens to his for-profit detention centers apologized Friday as he was given a year in prison.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 25, 2014
By United Press International
Michelle Obama cancels Kansas graduation speech

Michelle Obama cancels Kansas graduation speech

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama has canceled plans to speak at a high school graduation in Kansas in exchange for speaking at a "Senior Recognition Day" one day earlier.
Gabrielle Levy

Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds state's secrecy law on execution drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 24 (UPI) -- Two Oklahoma inmates are scheduled to die next week now that the state Supreme Court says they are not entitled to know the supplier of the execution drugs.
Frances Burns
Missouri executes man for killing couple on farm to steal their cows

Missouri executes man for killing couple on farm to steal their cows

BONNE TERRE, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- Missouri executed a convicted killer early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused a stay based on an appeal over secrecy about the drugs to be used.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a voter-approved Michigan law banning affirmative action in college admissions, overturning a lower court decision.
Gabrielle Levy

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays executions, orders hearing on drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 22 (UPI) -- Two inmates scheduled to die in Oklahoma this week and next have received stays from the state Supreme Court pending a hearing on the execution drugs.
Frances Burns
Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought the advice of former Justice John Paul Stevens on the timing of her retirement.
Aileen Graef
Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court considering Ohio ban on campaign lies

Supreme Court considering Ohio ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court is set next week to consider a challenge to a ban in Ohio on false statements during political campaigns.
Aileen Graef
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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