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Pennsylvania Supreme Court casts doubt on voter ID law

Voter Suppression

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether that state can enforce its new photo ID law for the November election, as it told a trial judge to take a skeptical look at whether registered voters will be denied the right to cast a ballot.


Ark. court rejects ban on teacher-student sex

Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Supreme has struck down as unconstitutional a state law banning sexual contact between public school teachers and students.


Goodwin Liu confirmed to California Supreme Court

University of California, Berkeley, law professor Goodwin Liu appears before the California State Supreme Court during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in San Francisco.


Police Lineups Start to Face Fact: Eyes Can Lie

Police Lineups Start to Face Fact: Eyes Can Lie

A decision by New Jersey’s Supreme Court last week could help change the way police officers get witnesses to identify suspects.


Gov. Brown appoints Goodwin Liu to California Supreme Court

Goodwin Liu is a UC Berkeley law professor whose nomination to a federal appeals court was blocked by conservative Republicans.


Utah court reverses polygamist leader convictions

Utah court reverses polygamist leader convictions

The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed the convictions of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and ordered a new trial. Jeffs, 54, was convicted by a southern Utah jury in 2007 of two counts of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice for his role in the 2001 nuptials of Elissa Wall, then 14, to her 19-year-old cousin, Allen Steed.


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