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Ohio court sets 2022 execution date for Cleveland killer

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The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2022 execution date for a man sentenced to die for fatally shooting a man in an argument over a sewing machine. Death row inmate Percy Hutton, of Cleveland, was sentenced to die for the 1985 slaying of Derek Mitchell. Hutton's attorney, Michael Benza, argues the exec...

High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

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The Supreme Court is limiting the government's ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds. The justices ruled Monday that a Tennessee man convicted for his role selling iodine water purification filters to methamphetamine makers do...

Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings

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A Finnish court has thrown out charges against Iraqi twin brothers of taking part in Islamic State-related killings of at least 11 unarmed soldiers. The Pirkanmaa District Court says the two who were not identified, were set free on Wednesday. The court in Tampere, southern Finland, said the evidenc...

Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

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For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether it was designed to discriminate against Muslims. A three-judge panel of...

Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that dismissed the lawsuit against the ...

Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new

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Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington's choice for chief justice. "We are in an era of extreme partisan energy right now. In such a moment, the partisanship will manifest itself acros...

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