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Court: Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, say taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested for various crimes, long before their guilt or innoc…
High Court Rejects Appeal Over Sanity Defense
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to consider whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from convicted killer John Joseph Delling of Idaho, one of four states that bar defendants f…
Wyoming Supreme Court Reconsiders Teen’s Sentence
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lawyers for two Wyoming teenagers serving life sentences in the home invasion slaying of a Sheridan man will get a chance to tell the state Supreme Court next month that the two deserve lesser punishment. The Wyoming Supreme Court this week filed notice that it intends t…
Wyo. Supreme Court Upholds Cheyenne Annexation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court is backing Cheyenne’s annexation of land southwest of the city. The Associated Press reported  that the court found that a previous district court decision in favor of annexation of the Swan Ranch business park was correct and they w…
High Court Won’t Block Early Voting In Ohio
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in the battleground state of Ohio. The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day. The campaign o…
Judge Halts Pennsylvania Voter ID Requirement
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats have a court victory in Pennsylvania, after a judge blocked the state’s voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day. Democrats have said the requirement is just a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama. Foes of the new voter I…