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  • US Supreme Court declines hearing murder appeal

    November 22, 2014 7:48 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of two women convicted of killing one of their husbands on a road south of Lake Charles. Carol Noland Saltzman and Robyn Little Davis each was convicted of second-degree murder in May 2012 in the... more »
  • Supreme Court rules in gun amendment case

    December 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms. In a ruling Tuesday, the court scrapped a lower court's finding... more »
  • Supreme Court Says Storm Death Files Can Be Secret

    March 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two news organizations to examine the files of a state investigation into allegations that doctors at a New Orleans hospital euthanized patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a 4-3 decision issued Friday, the high court said the files concerning... more »
  • Supreme Court appoints temp judge

    July 4, 2011 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorney Clinton Smith has been appointed a temporary Orleans Parish Traffic Court judge. The Supreme Court announced Smith's appointment to Division A of Traffic Court. Smith fills the vacancy created by the Jan. 21 death of Judge Dennis Dannel. He will serve from July 1 through... more »
  • Supreme Court: childrens' gaming decisions left to parents

    June 27, 2011 11:35 PM

    The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday it's everyone's right to buy a video game- no matter the age or even the graphic content of the game. It continues a decade-old argument: should violent video games be available to children? "You can get anything from Hannah Montana to Mortal... more »
  • Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart sex bias case

    June 20, 2011 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled for Wal-Mart in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there. The court ruled unanimously Monday that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cannot proceed as a class action, reversing a decision by the... more »
  • Supreme Court strikes down NO cameras

    October 28, 2010 9:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld a judge's order invalidating traffic tickets issued through New Orleans' red-light and speed-enforcement camera system. The court's 6-0 vote on Wednesday could create a budget problem for the city, which collected $9.4 million from the tickets through August and expected... more »
  • Supreme Court Exonerated Inmate

    October 6, 2010 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court may reconsider a $14 million judgment to a former death row inmate who accused New Orleans prosecutors of withholding evidence to help convict him of murder. Justices seemed skeptical Wednesday when John Thompson argued that the district attorney's office in New Orleans showed deliberate... more »
  • Mexican Supreme Court Upheld Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    August 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing same-sex marriages. The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the constitutional principle of protection of the family. Hundreds... more »
  • Obama Nominates Solicitor General To The Supreme Court

    May 10, 2010 1:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time. The nomination... more »
  • Supreme Court Won't Hear Case On Court Discrimination Complaint

    January 26, 2010 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state Supreme Court won't hear the case of a white man whose murder conviction was reinstated after a judge threw it out, ruling that Lafayette Parish discriminated against blacks on grand juries. Randolph J. Matthieu is serving a life sentence for shooting 34-year-old Norris Foreman,... more »
  • Attorney David Chatelain appointed judge pro tempore

    January 6, 2010 11:27 AM

    Attorney David Chatelain has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll. Chatelain fills the vacancy created by the death of Judge Michael G. Sullivan. Chatelain will serve from January 4,... more »
  • High court won't review death penalty in Louisiana

    October 5, 2009 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has declined a challenge to the way the death penalty is imposed in Louisiana, rejecting an appeal by a woman convicted for her role in a brutal New Year's Day attack on a retired minister. The justices on Monday passed up an opportunity to... more »

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