If found guilty, 28-year-old police officer Peter Liang could face up to 15 years behind bars.
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In 2012, Miller v. Alabama determined juveniles officially under 18 were not eligible for life sentences or punishment without parole under the protection of the eighth amendment.
The Supreme Court will decide if President Obama has the authority to halt the deportation of up to 5 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Former child slaves who are waging the lawsuit claim they were overworked, underfed and even mutilated when they tried to run away.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Florida death row inmate’s sentencing was unconstitutional. Timothy Lee Hurst, who was convicted of a gruesome 1998 murder, found his sentence overturned after the high court discovered that a judge handed down the fatal ruling instead of a jury. CNN reports: The 8-1 ruling came in […]
The Supreme Court could deal a major blow to public employee unions if justices decide that forcing non-members to support organized labor is a violation of the First Amendment, according to The New York Times.
As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, NewsOne reflects on some of his past speeches.
The top judge in Alabama has announced an order to the state’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This comes after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages across the nation last year. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court issued the administrative order on Wednesday, citing […]
The decisions that the Supreme Court justices make in these cases could have huge and negative impacts on our voting power as well as our chances at college admission.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, in which two Texas voters are challenging the current practice of using the total population to create voting districts and not the number of eligible voters.