Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property.
Monuments to the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are not protected by state law and can come down, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
The state Supreme Court tossed out a man’s conviction on a third-degree sexual conduct charge because the woman he was accused of assaulting was “voluntarily intoxicated” at the time.
The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.
If DNA exonerates Sedley Alley, it will be the first time someone was proved to have been wrongly put to death.
We need to prepare now to protect the values and institutions that matter most.
It is not at all clear that an election dispute will reach the justices.
The Republican effort to invalidate the votes from Harris County, which includes Houston and is largely Democratic, now hinges on an effort at the federal level, where a hearing is set for Monday.
The pair of decisions were welcomed by Democrats. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was expected to cast a deciding vote, did not participate in either decision.
The court deadlocked last week in the same case, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in the second request for review.
Allowing federal courts to muck around with state election laws is dangerous and destabilizing.
A 4-to-4 tie let stand a ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court that had extended the deadline for counting some mailed ballots by three days, citing the pandemic and postal delays.
The move comes two months after the California Supreme Court overturned a sentence of death for his 2004 convictions.
A catastrophic sequence of decisions has blocked states from responding to the pandemic.
It’s way too late for the right to pretend to care about civic norms.
Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.
Listing potential justices may distort how we see the judiciary and how it behaves. Joe Biden should stick to “no names.”
Fabiana Pierre-Louis, 39, would also be the only Black judge currently seated on the state’s Supreme Court.
“No witness, alleged victim or litigant should be treated that way in a court of law,” a justice in New Jersey Supreme Court wrote in the unanimous decision.
Curtis T. Hill Jr., a Republican, had his law license suspended for 30 days after the court found that he inappropriately touched four women at a party in 2018.
We must get away from a partisan view of the law.
The state’s final vote tallies show that the justices’ decision not to extend the mail voting deadline amid the coronavirus resulted in the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters.
Nearly a week after voters in the state went to the polls in the middle of a pandemic, results from an important Wisconsin Supreme Court race and the presidential primary will arrive.
Mask-wearing voters in endless lines. Five polling places instead of 180. Voting amid the coronavirus crisis is full of challenges — and connected to G.O.P. efforts to limit who gets a ballot in the state.