#State Supreme Court

Hampton Bays, NY27east.com

Court Reverses Decision On Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District

Citing inadequacies in the environmental review process and a deficiency in the density determination, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Santorelli reversed the Southampton Town Board’s adoption of the Hampton Bays... more. That the South Fork is cursed with heavy traffic on an almost year-round basis seemed ... by Stephen J....
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Cowlitz County, WAbigcountrynewsconnection.com

Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office tackles overhaul in state drug possession law and pandemic's court backlog

Thanks to a February state Supreme Court decision, Cowlitz County prosecutors are spending more hours correcting previously resolved cases, while balancing a backlog of work created by the pandemic. A state Supreme Court decision to decriminalize simple drug possession has left the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s Office scrambling to dismiss charges,...
Southampton, NY27east.com

Concert For Affordable Housing Planned August 27 In Southampton

The Town of Southampton Housing Authority and the Ascend Homes & Community Foundation are planning a concert to help raise money for affordable housing efforts on Friday, August 27, in Agawam Park in Southampton Village. The 6:30 p.m. concert will feature an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band as well...
Congress & CourtsDetroit Free Press

Michigan Supreme Court limits use of restraints on juveniles

A year after Grace’s story drew national attention when she was jailed for not doing her online schoolwork, outcry over the shackling of young people in court has resulted in a ban on the practice unless there’s a risk of physical harm or flight. The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday...
Congress & CourtsSojourners

Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’ Favored Religion and Trump

As midnight approached on the eve of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the conservative-majority Supreme Court granted emergency requests by Christian and Jewish groups challenging COVID-19 crowd restrictions imposed by New York state. The twin 5-4 decisions in favor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations...
Congress & CourtsNPR

In boost for environmental rights, Supreme Court rules drilling revenue from state forests must be used for conservation

The state Supreme Court says it’s unconstitutional to use certain money raised from oil and gas leases in public forests for general government operations. The decision gives another boost to the commonwealth’s Environmental Rights Amendment. The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) has been fighting for years to keep hundreds of...