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February 12, 2024
Native American children are dramatically overrepresented in the child welfare system. Experts say that trend is devastating for families and tribal nations, but difficult to solve.
January 26, 2024
With significant implications for the management of groundwater in Nevada, the Supreme Court had ruled that the state has broad authority over such management.
January 08, 2024
In response to a suit claiming they trespassed through the airspace of a ranch, four Missouri hunters trace Western legal history that rebuffed landowners blocking access.
Stephens County Commissioners vote to evict Thomas the Courthouse Cat, prompting County Treasurer’s resignation
October 23, 2023
Staff in the Justice of the Peace’s office wondered what the new policy would mean for Justice – the year-old sheepadoodle that JP Steve Spoon had hoped to get trained as a therapy dog to help out with court cases, especially those involving children.
August 25, 2023
Although the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act in June, challenges have continued in state courts.
August 18, 2023
The ruling in Held v. Montana is expected to bolster cases in other states with similar environmental protections in their constitutions.
August 17, 2023
Legal, scientific and industry experts agree the ruling in Held v. Montana will have lasting consequences. But will it result in changes to Montana’s energy policies?
August 14, 2023
Two months after the landmark environmental trial concluded, a judge has ruled the plaintiffs have a constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment. Montana’s attorney general will appeal the ruling.
What Thursday’s Supreme Court order means for the future of the Mountain Valley Pipeline — and for West Virginia
July 30, 2023
Ultimately, the future of the pipeline is still uncertain. Its completion can’t be guaranteed as it still waits for the 4th Circuit Court to decide whether to dismiss the pending two cases challenging the project.
July 19, 2023
For three years, Patrick Braxton says he has experienced harassment and intimidation after becoming the first Black mayor in Newbern, Alabama.
July 09, 2023
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe argued tribal members should be exempt from the collection of 6.5 percent sales tax in online purchases, in addition to exemptions for in-person purchases on the reservation.
July 07, 2023
Vermont’s abortion providers expected a modest increase in out-of-state patients traveling to the state for treatment. According to preliminary data, that didn’t happen.
July 04, 2023
The paroling authority sets the minimum terms that inmates must serve before they can be released from prison, a task that other states assign to judges.
As race-neutral college admissions begin, Texas counselors work to convince students of color they still belong
July 03, 2023
Black and Latino students make up about two-thirds of Texas’ public schools. But they are vastly underrepresented at its top universities, and Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling will shake up an already complicated application process.
June 30, 2023
Reeves, who governs a 38%-Black state with some of the most brutal history of white supremacy and some of the worst racial disparities in the nation, has long denied the role of racism in society.