Court decisions

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO GRIFFEN INSTEAD OF GRIFFIN - FILE - In this June 9, 2017 photo, Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, June 21, 2018, cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing Griffen's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
June 21, 2018 - 4:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. The justices ruled Thursday that Raymond Lucia of California is entitled...
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June 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...
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President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 20, 2018 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A judge says the first execution in Nevada in 12 years can go forward next month, after the state Supreme Court rejected a challenge of a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the lethal injection. Dozier's death warrant, signed Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Las Vegas, sets an unspecified date the week of July 9 for his execution at the state prison in Ely. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
June 20, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of...
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June 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The conviction of a New York man accused of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while they walked with one of their young sons has been upheld by an appellate court. The New Jersey panel also upheld the life sentence imposed on Kashif Parvaiz (par-VEHZ'). He was...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. A federal judge on Tuesday, June 19, denied porn actress Stormy Daniels' request to reconsider delaying her legal fight against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
June 19, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied porn actress Stormy Daniels' request to reconsider delaying her legal fight against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero's decision came weeks after Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, argued that...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are forging ahead with plans to execute the state's longest-serving death-row inmate without disclosing where they obtained lethal injection drugs, despite a judge's order this week to identify their supplier. The Nebraska attorney general appealed the judge'...
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June 19, 2018 - 5:46 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. Sercan Ipekcioglu, better-known as rapper "Ezhel," was detained by narcotics police in Istanbul last month and later charged with encouraging drug use. The state-...
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June 19, 2018 - 12:45 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats had hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle that the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's...
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