More State Courts Articles

  • New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said...

  • Pa. appeals court holds statute of repose bars asbestos plaintiffs’ claims

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a Philadelphia County jury’s judgment against a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that the statute of repose bars the plaintiffs’ claims. Judge Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...

  • Nicaraguan on Texas death row loses at high court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Nicaraguan man sent to Texas death row for fatally shooting a customer during a robbery at a Houston-area dry cleaning store has lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal that contended he was under 18 at the time of the slaying, making him ineligible for the death penalty. Prison...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

    Read More...
  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

    Read More...
  • Frozen in the Cold War

    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

    Read More...