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Iowa court limits release of allegations against doctors

Oct. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa doctors accused of doing something dangerous or inappropriate could keep the allegations private until a regulatory board makes a final determination and issues a report under a state Supreme Court decision issued Friday. In its unanimous...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

Montana Supreme Court overturns man's marijuana conviction

Oct. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for transporting drugs after finding the arresting officers violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Tuesday's unanimous ruling sends the case back...

Judge stops another attempt to stop Maine COVID-19 shot rule

Oct. 22, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Another attempt to block a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for Maine healthcare workers has been denied in court. Maine's requirement that healthcare workers get the vaccine is set to go into effect on Oct. 29. A group called Coalition for Healthcare...

Suit aims to reclaim money from the government for taxpayers

Oct. 22, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to get $300 million for taxpayers in a South Carolina county after the county council voted against returning fees scrapped by the state supreme court. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in June that the Greenville County...

Ex-Peoria police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction, finding that an appellate court erred when it ordered a new trial two years ago. A jury convicted John McCavitt in 2016 of possession of child...

Court: Casino backing must come from current officials

Oct. 21, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said the endorsement required for a casino license must come from elected local officials in office at the time of the application, a key victory for the Cherokee Nation's efforts to build a casino in the state. ...

Illinois Supreme Court tosses county tax on guns, ammunition

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Cook County taxes on guns and ammunition violate the state constitution because they “directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s" second amendment right to buy the items for self-defense. Supreme Court...

Mississippi sets date for state's 1st execution since 2012

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme on Thursday set a Nov. 17 execution date for an inmate who withdrew his appeals and once filed court papers calling himself "worthy of death.” Mississippi has not had an execution since 2012, and it had six that year. ...

Court won't reconsider decision allowing Lee statue removal

Oct. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to allow the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was cut into pieces and hauled away from Richmond’s Monument Avenue weeks ago. The court on Thursday denied a motion...