Tag: Supreme Courts (State)

Adnan Syed’s Legal Journey: a Timeline

A judge in Baltimore is weighing a request from prosecutors to overturn the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast, who has been behind bars since 1999. Mr. Syed has undergone a long legal battle for freedom while claiming his innocence. Last week, prosecutors asked a judge to overturn his […]

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Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect

Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion can go into effect at the end of August while legal challenges to the restrictions are reviewed, the Idaho Supreme Court said in a ruling late Friday. As a result of the decision, the ban is scheduled to begin on Aug. 25. The Court issued the decision based on three […]

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Maps in Four States Were Ruled Illegal Gerrymanders. They’re Being Used Anyway.

WASHINGTON — Since January, judges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio have found that Republican legislators illegally drew those states’ congressional maps along racial or partisan lines, or that a trial very likely would conclude that they did. In years past, judges who have reached similar findings have ordered new maps, or had an expert […]

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On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line

Kansas has a history of relative reproductive freedom, too, and related turmoil. The Wichita clinic of George Tiller, one of the nation’s few physicians who performed rare third-trimester abortions, was pipe-bombed in 1986. Anti-abortion zealots from across the country descended on Dr. Tiller’s clinic with disruptive mass protests during the summer of 1991. He survived […]

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