Supreme Court to Review Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trying to pay people wrongly accused of fraud in Michigan ... An ongoing petrochemical fire in Texas ... Books and the mayor in Baltimore.

A New Legal Battle Over Cash Bail

Civil rights advocates allege defendants are stuck in Philadelphia jails as court officials flout state guidelines.

State Supreme Court Rules Pension Credits Don't Deserve Special Protection

But it stops short of reworking the “California Rule,” which restricts how retirement benefits can be altered in some states.

Where Unpaid Water Bills Can Mean Losing a Home

Some cities slap liens on homes for unpaid bills, then sell those liens to the highest bidder.

Is It Cruel and Unusual to Execute a Man With Dementia?

ANALYSIS | Vernon Madison has no memory of murdering a police officer.

Federal Court Rejects State Worker Collective Bargaining Challenge

A childcare employee who brought the case tied her argument to last year's Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Court Decision Doesn’t Guarantee Radical Changes to Fines and Property Seizures

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that constitutional protections from excessive fines are enforceable against state and local agencies.

Supreme Court Restrains States' Power to Seize Property

Eighth Amendment protections from excessive fines are enforceable against the states the court ruled in an Indiana case.

Sewage Case Will Get Airing Before U.S. Supreme Court

The controversy involves questions about when wastewater is subject to Clean Water Act permitting requirements.

Town Can Prohibit Union's Inflatable Rat Display, Appeals Court Rules

Grand Chute, Wisconsin didn't violate the Constitution when it ordered a union to remove "Scabby the Rat" from a road median.

Black Southerners Are Bearing the Brunt of America’s Eviction Epidemic

Princeton's Eviction Lab has found that the South is home to most of the top-evicting large and mid-sized U.S. cities.

New Efforts Will Push Redistricting Reform in States

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama don’t agree on much—but they’ve both turned gerrymandering into their main political cause for the years ahead.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

States Are Crafting Laws to Help Determine Pet Custody in Messy Divorces

Lawmakers are looking at a California law that just went into effect this month.

Disputes Over State Taxes on Railroad Fuel Simmer Before Supreme Court

The court on Monday asked for the U.S. government to submit views on an Alabama case.

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges Over State Farm Animal Laws

California and Massachusetts standards for the confinement of livestock have drawn opposition from other states.