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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Fort Smith Historic Site takes nooses off gallows

Officials with the Fort Smith National Historic Site no longer display the ropes similar to the ones used by Judge Isaac C. Parker's court to hang convicted criminals for anniversary programs at the park's gallows. [...] Fort Smith National Historic Site park rangers are using the nooses as interpretive and educational props during visitor programs inside Parker's courtroom, 301 Parker ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Supreme Court justices: Court needs diversity

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor expressed concern Saturday about the lack of diverse legal and life experience among those who sit on the country's highest court.Both are Yale University alumni and Thomas noted that all nine Supreme Court justices attended either Yale or Harvard University. He said everyone should be concerned that ...

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7 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Three Supreme Court Justices Return to Yale

Justices Thomas, Sotomayor and Alito attended reunion weekend at the law school and discussed affirmative action, salsa dancing and spittoons.

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9 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, a week after Holder made a ...

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Omaha man loses appeal over Nebraska gang law

Prison inmates file post-conviction relief motions once they have exhausted all other appeals. The state Supreme Court also said a defense lawyer cannot be found deficient for failing to raise a "novel" constitutional argument. Sanders' current attorney, Jerry Soucie of Lincoln, said he was concerned with the finding about "novel" arguments, saying that initial appeal of a new law could ...

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