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Anti-death penalty activists hold a four day liquid-only fast and vigil to mark the anniversaries of the 1972 <i>Furman</i> and 1976 <i>Gregg</i> Supreme Court decisions involving the death penalty. The vigil, organized by the Abolitionist Action Committee, coincided with court's last public session of the current term when the opinion in <i>Glossip v. Gross</i> was expected to be announced. June 29, 2015.

Positions Harden on Supreme Court Over Capital Punishment

By Marcia Coyle |

Twenty-five years have passed since two justices who were unalterably opposed to the death penalty sat on the U.S. Supreme Court together.

J. Michael Farren after his arrest in 2010.

Ex-White House Lawyer Disbarred in D.C. by Court

By Zoe Tillman |

Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren, who was found guilty last year of attempted murder for assaulting his former wife, has been disbarred in the District of Columbia.

Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at 40 Foley Square

Circuit Reinstates Culinary Arts Teacher's Bias Suit

By Mark Hamblett |

A black culinary-arts high school teacher who claimed he was the victim of racial discrimination when he was denied tenure had his bias claim revived June 24 by a federal appeals court.

NJ Supreme Court Justice Mary Catherine Cuff

NJ Senate OKs Bill Giving New Title of Acting Justice

By Michael Booth |

The New Jersey Senate on June 25 approved a bill that would confer the title of "acting justice" on any Appellate Division judge who, because of a vacancy, is temporarily assigned to the state Supreme Court for a minimum of six months.