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Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 20, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 20, on outdoor effort possibly paying off for Oregon: The state of Oregon recently hired a director for its new Office of Outdoor Recreation: Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, a graduate of Lewis and Clark College, nabbed the job. O'Brien-Feeney...

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

Jun. 18, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several that have been...

Polish court rules against man who wouldn't serve LGBT group

Jun. 15, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to "promote" the gay rights movement. The country's top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court. The Regional Court in...

Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try to undo laws on the books for decades in a lawsuit filed Thursday. In suing over anti-abortion measures that stretch back 20...

The Latest: Voter: Vindicated by high court on clothing law

Jun. 14, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a Minnesota law restricting what voters can wear to polls (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Minnesota voter who challenged a law restricting what could be worn to a polling place welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that agreed with him. The...

Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month

Jun. 14, 2018 10:38 AM EDT
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month.

Supreme Court's voter roll decision may have limited impact

Jun. 12, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters, which was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling, after the November elections. It takes a...

Judge rejects ex-top New York lawmaker's quest to move trial

Jun. 11, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The retrial of a former top New York lawmaker will not be moved elsewhere despite claims that the indictment is fatally flawed and that pretrial publicity makes finding fair jurors impossible, a judge said Monday. The extortion and bribery trial of former Republican Senate leader Dean...

Man who initially received death penalty is resentenced

Jun. 11, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man who received the death penalty as a juvenile has been re-sentenced to 48 years in prison following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that brought his case back to court. Michael Furman was sentenced to death in 1990 for raping and killing 85-year-old Ann Presler in...

Losing side vows to appeal in fight over oldest US synagogue

Jun. 7, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for congregants at the oldest synagogue in the United States said they want to take their fight for ownership of the Rhode Island synagogue to the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appeals court let stand a decision giving control of it to a New York congregation. The 1st U.S....