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Judge rules woman who joined ISIS is not US citizen based on birthright citizenship exception

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled from the bench Thursday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group and traveled to Syria is not a U.S. citizen because of an exception to the Constitution’s grant of birthright citizenship.

Afternoon Briefs: Andrew Yang didn’t last long in BigLaw; suit against Taylor Swift revived

Andrew Yang lasted only five months in BigLaw

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang left Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2000 after spending only five months as an associate. He had…

‘Gate money’ for released prisoners is usually chump change

Some formerly incarcerated people say it’s often not enough to meet their basic needs

Woman who lost fetus after being shot is charged with manslaughter; shooter isn’t charged

Updated: A woman from Birmingham, Alabama, has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter for the death of her fetus in a shooting by another person.

Marshae Jones, 27, was…

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots

When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.

What I got for Father’s Day: Reflecting on parenthood, the law and justice

Attorney William Horton says his family is probably a bit different than most. And that difference has changed him, as a lawyer, as a citizen and as a human being.

Alabama governor signs chemical castration law; it’s not the first state to authorize it

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed into law a bill that requires sex offenders whose victims were younger than age 13 to receive chemical castration as a condition of parole.

After donor blasts abortion law and criticizes use of funds, University of Alabama returns most of $26M donation

Updated: On Friday, attorney and philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. was wired $21.5 million of a $26.5 million pledge he made to the law school at the University of Alabama, after its board of trustees voted in favor of giving him a refund, following his call for a boycott of the state after it passed a new law that effectively outlaws abortions.

Alabama inmate is executed after a divided Supreme Court denies stay

An Alabama inmate who sought to die by nitrogen hypoxia was executed by lethal injection Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court once again rejected a stay request.

Alabama governor signs abortion ban; which cases are headed to the Supreme Court?

Updated: On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union vowed to challenge Alabama’s abortion ban that was signed into law the same day by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

Joined by 2 other justices, Thomas rejects liberal colleagues’ criticism in case of death-row inmate

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says “there is nothing of substance” to four colleagues’ allegations of unfairness last month in the U.S. Supreme Court’s handling of a stay request.

Supreme Court liberals criticize majority’s ‘middle of the night’ decision lifting execution stay

The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a stay that blocked the execution of an Alabama man who sought to die by nitrogen hypoxia. The action prompted a dissent by the court’s liberals, who criticized the “middle of the night” decision that didn’t allow for discussion Friday morning.

Alabama men’s prisons are so unsafe they likely violate the Eighth Amendment, DOJ says

Understaffed and overcrowded men’s prisons in Alabama fail to protect prisoners from prisoner-on-prisoner sexual abuse and violence and fail to provide safe and sanitary conditions, according to a Department of…

Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees

The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, has fired one of its co-founders, 82-year-old Morris Dees, a legendary civil rights activist. Richard Cohen, president of the SPLC, announced Dees’ ouster.

Supreme Court gives partial victory to inmate with dementia who seeks to avoid execution

The Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment bars the execution of an inmate with dementia if he is unable to form a rational understanding of the reasons for his death sentence, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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