Blankenship WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the larger of two recent appeals involving Massey Energy and the West Virginia courts system.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The state Public Service Commission is backing up Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his request for documents from power provider Entergy.
Gants BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Judge Ralph Gants was appointed as Massachusetts' newest Supreme Court justice Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron Corp. is not liable for the deaths of two Nigerians and injuries of several others who protested the company's alleged pollution, a jury unanimously decided Monday.
Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown has stepped up his attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its years of "shameful inaction" on global warming.
Maynard CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court has refused the argument of a man who says the public school system didn't adequately prepare him to become a functioning member of society.
Marie Gryphon NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Forcing losers in lawsuits to pay the winner would help stem the tide of frivolous lawsuits flooding many U.S. jurisdictions, a report released Tuesday said.
Hillary Clinton (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as secretary of state, a legal watchdog group said Tuesday.
Mills with her catch at the House/Senate Fishing Derby AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine lawmakers have nominated Janet Mills to become the first female attorney general in the state's history.
Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- A proposed natural gas pipeline in Connecticut has been stopped by the U.S. Supreme Court, upholding Connecticut's denial of a key environmental permit, ending an almost decade long fight to stop the pipeline's construction.
U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard for the third time arguments over a $79.5 million punitive damages award against tobacco company Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA unit.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has taken the next step in his increasingly contentious fight with power provider Entergy over alleged misconduct and a records request.
Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is suing Enfield-based New England Pellet, LLC for failure to deliver thousands of tons of wood pellets to customers.
Steve Six (D) TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline)- Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is asking a federal judge to dismiss Sunflower Electric Power Corp.'s lawsuit against the state for denying its request to build two power plants.
Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- The announcement by Florida's junior U.S. senator, Mel Martinez, that he will not seek a second term has opened up the race for both major political parties.
Montana Supreme Court justices BILLINGS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - The Montana Supreme Court has declined to hear a newspaper's challenge to a court rule that keeps some lawyer disciplinary records confidential.
Nathan Hecht (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The Texas Ethics Commission today is considering a complaint filed last year against state Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht.
Arkansas Supreme Court justices LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court heard a case Thursday challenging a state law that allows no-bid contracts for buildings worth more than $5 million, excluding the cost of land.
William Sorrell (D) MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) -- Canadian telemarketer Wolfgang Loss-Wells has agreed to a lifetime ban on telemarketing in the United States and to pay $20,000 in penalties.
Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court will decide Friday whether to hear a lawsuit by challenging President-elect Barack Obama's qualifications to be president.