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Execution dates scheduled for 6 Oklahoma death row inmates

Jul. 01, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday set execution dates for six death row inmates, just hours before an attorney filed a motion for a rehearing in one case. Execution dates for James Coddington, Richard Glossip, Benjamin Cole, Richard Fairchild,...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

North Dakota AG clears farmland purchase tied to Bill Gates

Jun. 30, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general has found the sale of a couple thousand acres of prime farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates complies with a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms because the land is being leased back to farmers. The state's Republican...

South Dakota GOP picks experience for AG, bumps an incumbent

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the impeachment and conviction of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job Saturday to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies. Delegates at the...

Lawyers for youth center victims oppose settlement process

Jun. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s proposed process for settling decades of sexual and physical abuse allegations at its youth detention center amounts to “setting a trap” for hundreds of financially insecure victims, according to their lawyers. Lawmakers have approved a...

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. U..S. District Judge Timothy...

2 Oklahoma attorneys charged in medical marijuana scheme

Jun. 16, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma attorneys were charged Thursday in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that allowed out-of-state growers to skirt the state's law requiring marijuana businesses to be at least 75% owned by state residents. Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor...

Lawmaker: Report shows Oklahoma death row inmate's innocence

Jun. 15, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state representative who is a self-described death-penalty supporter on Wednesday said a report by a Houston law firm into the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip proves Glossip's innocence. “We've got an individual sitting on...

Environmental groups challenge EU support for gas projects

Jun. 07, 2022 05:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Campaigning groups have launched legal action to challenge a decision by the European Union’s executive arm to include 30 gas projects in a list of operations considered as beneficial to the 27-nation bloc’s energy market. The campaigners said on Tuesday that...

High court won't hear appeal over McCloskeys' law licenses

Jun. 06, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the husband-and-wife attorneys whose law licenses were placed on probation for pointing guns at racial injustice protesters outside their St. Louis mansion in 2020. Mark McCloskey, who is...