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South Carolina court weighs pausing new death penalty law

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina judge heard arguments Monday on whether to temporarily halt a new law effectively forcing death row prisoners to...

2nd South Carolina inmate seeking to block electrocution

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — An inmate scheduled to die later this month under South Carolina's recently reworked capital punishment law is asking to take part...

Virginia court to hear challenges to removal of Lee statue

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RICHMOND, Va. — STORY TO RUN WEEKEND OF June 5-6: Last...

NRA drops countersuit, will fight New York AG in state court

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NEW YORK — The National Rifle Association has dropped a lawsuit accusing New York's attorney general of suing the gun rights group last year...

Missouri court denies case of man prosecutor deems innocent

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri prosecutor on Wednesday said she's disappointed the state Supreme Court won't hear the case of a Kansas City...

Supreme Court upholds tribal police in traffic stop, search

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that tribal police officers can stop and search non-Indians on tribal lands for potential violations of state...

Georgia high court upholds man’s death sentence

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ATLANTA — Georgia's highest court on Tuesday upheld a man's death sentence for killing his ex-fiancĂ©e's adult son, saying he failed to prove beyond...

Execution set for 2nd SC inmate suing over death penalty law

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an execution date for the second of two men on death row suing...

Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict

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WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed...

Execution date set for inmate suing SC over firing squad law

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday set an execution date for one of two death row prisoners suing the state...