"California unlikely to meet prison crowding reduction requirement; An early plunge in the prison population to address a court order has leveled off; Federal jurists have asked the state to come up with an early release plan or other ideas to reduce its prison population": This article
will appear Monday in The Los Angeles Times.
"When is a campaign contribution a bribe?"
Robert Barnes will have this article
Monday in The Washington Post.
"Supreme Court ruling leaves Jefferson County capital murder cases in limbo":
The Birmingham News today has an article
that begins, "The Jefferson County capital murder trial of an Ensley teen charged at age 16 has been delayed as Alabama courts grapple with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned mandatory no-parole sentences for juvenile killers."
"Kansas, Nebraska head to court over years-old water dispute":
The Wichita Eagle has an article
that begins, "Kansas and Nebraska are continuing their fight for water in the Republican River Basin. On Monday, the two states will begin a trial in Portland, Maine, before a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court."
"High court case looks at affirmative action at universities":
Melanie Eversley will have this article
in Monday's edition of USA Today.
"Iowa Supreme Court's Wiggins must go, too, foes say; Bid begins to oust another who found marriage law illegal":
Today's edition of The Des Moines Register contains an article
that begins, "A socially conservative political rally at a Waukee church Saturday served as the kickoff for a renewed effort to throw out the Iowa Supreme Court justices who made same-sex marriage legal."
And The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports today that "Vander Plaats launches effort to oust another Supreme Court justice."
"A chief justice's time to eschew partisanship?"
Columnist Michael Smerconish has this op-ed
today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Public faces barriers in accessing Canadian courts, chief justice says":
The Globe and Mail of Toronto has an article
that begins, "The chief justice of Canada's Supreme Court says the legal system risks a loss of public faith unless barriers to public access to the courts, especially for civil matters, are lowered."
"Illegal immigration battle heads back to court":
Today's edition of The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains an article
that begins, "Lawyers on both sides of an immigration battle that propelled Hazleton into the national spotlight nearly six years ago will base testimony on court rulings from related disputes in Arizona and Farmers Branch, Texas, when the case resumes Wednesday in federal appeals court."
"Tribes want new powers to prosecute non-Indians":
Rob Hotakainen of McClatchy Newspapers has this report
"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Drones in the sky over America."
Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report