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Teens Face 55 Years for Killing They Didn't Commit

'Elkhart 4' case under review by Indiana supreme court

(Newser) - Blake Layman, 16, and some friends were smoking weed and complaining about their empty wallets in October 2012 when the group had the idea to break into a neighbor's house and steal some stuff to sell. When no one answered Rodney Scott's door five minutes later, they put... More »

Wisconsin Labor Law Gutting Collective Bargaining Upheld

Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 legislation survived all challenges

(Newser) - Collective bargaining is not a constitutional right, but a matter of "legislative grace," the Wisconsin Supreme Court says. The court’s ruling today kills the last challenge to Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 labor law with a 5-2 vote. The legislation , held up in its entirety, bans... More »

Arkansas High Court Strikes Down Execution Law

Legislature, not corrections dept., must set death penalty rules: court

(Newser) - A split Arkansas Supreme Court says the state's execution law is unconstitutional. The state's constitution says that execution rules must be set by the legislature, but a 2009 law put matters in the hands of the Department of Corrections, the AP reports. Under that law, the director of... More »

Cops Investigating Prosser 'Chokehold'

Governor wants infighting to stop

(Newser) - Wisconsin cops have launched a full investigation into accusations that State supreme court justice David Prosser put a female justice in a "chokehold," reports Politico . Gov. Scott Walker says the infighting must stop in order to restore public confidence in the court. The sheriff says, “Beginning today,... More »

Wisconsin Justices Get Into Brawl

One alleges she was choked, but he says he was only defending himself

(Newser) - Things are getting heated in Wisconsin: State supreme court justice Ann Walsh Bradley yesterday accused another justice of putting his hands around her neck in a "chokehold," reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . The incident allegedly happed on June 13, when six of the state's seven supreme court... More »

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