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Convicted man cannot use recent High Court decision to challenge his sentence

The state statute authorizing a trial court to vacate a sentence based on a new decision from the U.S. Supreme Court does not apply to a new decision from the Ohio Supreme Court, the state high court ruled recently.
A divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled that state law did not permit Corey J. Parker to file a postconviction relief pe ... (full story)


Lawyers want Nevada to ban executions of mentally ill

Lawyers want Nevada to ban executions of mentally ill

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The American Bar Association wants the Nevada Supreme Court to rule that people suffering from severe mental illness should be ineligible for the death penalty.
The national group of lawyers and legal scholars made the argument in joining an appeal challenging the death sentence of a man it says was mental ... (full story)


Better polling means sharper scrutiny. Is Warren ready?

Better polling means sharper scrutiny. Is Warren ready?

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Nevada in February, Abbie Peters was there. Energy and enthusiasm for the Massachusetts senator was not.
"It was early, and she wasn't as popular," said Peters.
Nearly eight months later, Peters, a retiree from California, was back again to see Warren ... (full story)


Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: The officer had agreed that their marriage is legitimate.
Moments late ... (full story)


MedMen's ends blockbuster deal adding to cannabis stock woes

MedMen's ends blockbuster deal adding to cannabis stock woes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana stocks have come down hard from their highs a year ago, and the skid isn't just spooking investors.
Last Tuesday, MedMen Enterprises Inc., which sells legal cannabis in California and 11 other states, backed out of a blockbuster deal to buy PharmaCann, a Chicago-based marijuana company with oper ... (full story)