The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously voted to put a hold on a state law restricting abortions until the issue has been argued in a lower court.
By Timothy M. Phelps and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — An Oregon federal judge ruled Tuesday that international air travel is a “sacred” liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution and ordered the government to amend its rules governing the so-called no-fly list, which seeks to prevent suspected terrorists from boarding airlines. In the first […]
By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—In an unusually blunt condemnation, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Elsa Alcala rebuked her court Wednesday for endangering the rights of non-English speakers and for being “a stumbling block in the path toward a better criminal-justice system.” The case that riled Alcala, and two fellow judges who joined her […]
By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not […]