Court decisions

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America, established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors.
News and discussion about the latest key court decisions.
  • Police Report: Aug. 20-21, 2019
    The Daily Comet

    Police Report: Aug. 20-21, 2019

    Portions of this information are based on facts provided by the arrested individuals. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. AUG. 20 Probation and Parole • Royce Guidry, 32, 150 Pershing St., Golden Meadow, probation revocation. Louisiana State Police • Travis Verdin, 27, 3472 Grand Caillou Road, DWI, expired motor vehicle inspection tag, no headlight. • Byron Nevis Jr., 32, 114 Acklen Ave., Houma, probation violation, aggravated flight from an officer, no seat belt, reckless operation of a vehicle, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession

  • The Daily Star

    Remove the ambiguities in children act

    The High Court yesterday asked the government to take necessary steps for immediate removal of existing ambiguity, contradiction and inconsistency in the Children Act 2013. A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman in its observation said there was a kind of judicial indiscipline in lower courts and High Court over the act. The government could either amend the act or remove the ambiguity and inconsistency over it by issuing a gazette notification, the court added. The HC bench came up with the remarks while delivering the full text of a murder case's verdict that involved a child accused. The HC bench also issued seven directives for magistrates and children courts

  • KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him to the crimes. Lamonte McIntyre's case was one of three that helped prompt the Legislature last year to allow the wrongfully convicted to seek compensation. The law provides for $65,000 for each year a person spent behind bars, along with health insurance benefits, financial assistance for higher education and various social services. When signing it into law, then-Gov. Jeff Colyer publicly apologized to McIntyre and the other men saying “we will make

  • Milwaukee officer who was driving in crash that killed partner is charged with domestic violence
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Milwaukee officer who was driving in crash that killed partner is charged with domestic violence

    The Milwaukee police officer who was driving in the crash that killed partner Charles Irvine during a chase last year has been charged with domestic violence in Waukesha County. Matthew Schulze, 37, appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney, Michael Steinle, and pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors, two counts of disorderly conduct and one of battery, all with domestic abuse modifiers. He was released on a $2,500 signature bond, and ordered to have no contact with his wife, not possess firearms and stay out of New Berlin except when driving on I-43, according to online court records. Schulze's charges were first reported by WISN-TV, Channel 12. According to WISN, the criminal complaint

  • The Times of India

    2 ex-wing commanders held for Mumbai housing project fraud

    NAVI MUMBAI: Two former Indian Air Force personnel were arrested on Monday for allegedly duping 131 prospective homebuyers of Rs 6.65 crore. Former wing commanders Tarachand Prasad (51) and Deepak More (50) are among four who were accused of fraud in a housing project at Panvel, said officials of the Economic Offences Wing of the Navi Mumbai police. A delegation of nearly 40 of the “duped” homebuyers met senior police officials to demand that properties owned by the two be attached to recover their lost money. A member of the delegation, Ujjal Bhattacharya, said that at their meeting with deputy commissioner of police (crime) Pravin Kumar Patil, they expressed their concern about the “apathy”

  • KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant accused of failing to properly supervise officers involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle her internal disciplinary case, a police official said Wednesday. Sgt. Kizzy Adonis was the first police supervisor to arrive on the scene as Garner gasped “I can't breathe” and lapsed into unconsciousness after he was put into a chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The department fired Pantaleo on Monday. The New York Police Department said in an emailed statement Wednesday that Adonis' case had been resolved but did not reveal the outcome. According to a police official, Commissioner James O'Neill signed

  • Snapchat BB gun photo sparks concern, leads to arrest
    Chico Enterprise-Record

    Snapchat BB gun photo sparks concern, leads to arrest

    OROVILLE — One high school student learned a hard lesson Tuesday that some jokes are better kept to one's self rather than, say, Snapchat. Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Butte County Sheriff's Office received several reports of a viral video depicting three firearms on a bed, along with a caption saying “s— if you go to Lp better get ready to jet #schoolshooter,” said a press release issued Wednesday by the office. According to the release, the Sheriff's Office believed “Lp” to mean Las Plumas High School. After investigating the incident, it was found that the guns shown were a pellet gun and two bb guns rather than actual firearms. It was also discovered that the person who took the photo

  • Fox News

    Idaho police arrest couple after finding children in cockroach-infested home: report

    An Idaho couple is facing multiple charges after investigators said they found four children living in a home infested with thousands of cockroaches – both dead and alive – and hundreds of spiders, according to a police report. Officers did a welfare check on Aug. 15 in the Nampa home, about 20 miles west of Boise, after a caller told police it might be infested with cockroaches. When the officers approached the home, they could “smell a very pungent odor of urine,” according to a police report cited by Boise's KIVI-TV. Through the window, the officers could see “cockroaches crawling on the sofa,” the report said. Eugene Bergener, 50, reportedly let the officers into the home, which he shared

  • Chesterfield man accused of setting family home ablaze
    FOX 2 News St. Louis

    Chesterfield man accused of setting family home ablaze

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - A 19-year-old Chesterfield man is accused of setting his family home on fire with family members still in the house. Days passed before anyone knew the fire was no accident, Chesterfield police said. Dominic Knobel was charged with first-degree arson. Surveillance video shows him setting the fire at the home on Forestvale Drive on Saturday night, police said. “A couple of days later, one of the residents of the house contacted our department,” Chesterfield Police Sergeant Keith Rider said. “They have security video around the house. They were able to salvage the security video. They realized immediately it was their son who set fire to the house.” Police did not release the

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Murder added to domestic violence charge after woman's throat was slashed, SC cops say

    Murder added to domestic violence charge after woman's throat was slashed, SC cops say An Upstate man who was arrested after he fought with his wife and another woman had murder added to his previous charges, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said Wednesday. Robert Kenneth Martin was already being held in the Abbeville County Detention Center for domestic violence when more charges were filed against the 26-year-old Calhoun Falls man, SLED said in a news release. Those were crimes related to the killing of 29-year-old Jessica Ekholm, the Index-Journal reported. The Abbeville County Coroner's Office said she died at a Calhoun Falls home late last Friday following a confrontation


    Man charged with teacher's murder in Portland gets bail

    Rohan Martin, the man charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 29 year old teacher Latoya Hill, was offered bail when he appeared before the Portland Parish court on Wednesday. As a condition of his bail he will have to surrender all his travel documents. Mr. Martin is scheduled to return to court on November 12. Residents of David Lane in Port Antonio found Ms Hill's body outside her house on the morning of July 30. The body had what appeared to be a wound to the forehead. Mr. Martin surrendered to the police two days later.

  • Gov. Hogan To Meet With Mayor Jack Young, Commissioner Michael Harrison Amid String Of Violent Crime In Baltimore
    CBS Baltimore

    Gov. Hogan To Meet With Mayor Jack Young, Commissioner Michael Harrison Amid String Of Violent Crime In Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan is set to come to Baltimore to meet with Mayor Jack Young and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Friday afternoon to talk about rampant crime in the city. Preparations are now underway for that meeting. “Baltimore as a city has challenges with violence,” Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen said. “Any time we see acts of violence within our communities, it really shakes people up.” After a woman was held at gunpoint and carjacked in Canton, Cohen advocated for real and planned change. “I want to see a written plan for dealing directly with the robberies and the carjackings,” Cohen said. “That's a crime that we really can't tolerate. Just like we can't tolerate

  • Marion Police need help identifying suspect
    WSIL 3 Southern Illinois

    Marion Police need help identifying suspect

    MARION (WSIL) -- The Marion Police Department is asking for your help to identify the man in the pictures below. Police say the man is a suspect involved in stealing money from a customer at the Huck's on West DeYoung St. on August 5, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. Investigators say a customer was playing gaming machines at the Huck's when the man pictured reached over and removed an undisclosed amount of currency sitting on the machine. The suspect ran from the store and was reported to have left in a black Kia.

  • Fayetteville police looking for rape suspect

    Fayetteville police looking for rape suspect

    Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville police are investigating a rape they said happened on Aug. 16. Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Special Victims Unit said the rape happened at around 2:33 a.m. in the area of Copenhagen Drive and Eastwood Avenue. Officials said the victim was staying at a vacant residence when several people came into the residence. A little later, the people left except for the suspect. Officials said he then raped the victim and fled the scene. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, low haircut, dark skin, with chin hair and a mustache. He was wearing blue jeans and fled the area on foot. A sketch of the suspect has been released to the

  • The Latest: Supreme Court declines to stop Texas execution
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Supreme Court declines to stop Texas execution

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who maintains his innocence and contends his murder conviction for killing a suburban Houston college student was based on junk science. Larry Swearingen is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.