More State Courts Articles

  • Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments...

  • Injunction blocks Los Angeles marijuana market

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business. A preliminary injunction was issued Friday against operation of the outdoor medical pot market in the Boyle Heights area. It prevents the market from being held...

  • California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the ruling by a Los Angeles judge isn't supported by facts or the law and says it unfairly...

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha pool hall,...

  • Chris McDaniel's court date may come too late to matter

    The Mississippi state senator, who lost a Republican primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran in late June, will get a hearing on his legal challenge on Sept. 16 -- just four days before absentee voting begins in the general election. 

  • Court: School district violates Voting Rights Act

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — A federal court has determined that a North Texas school district denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Fitzwater in Dallas found that the current election process used by...

  • Court: Silence may sometimes show guilt

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect's silence may be used against him. Wading into a legally tangled vehicular manslaughter case Thursday, a sharply divided high court effectively reinstated the felony conviction of a man accused in a 2007 San Francisco...



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