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Supreme Court Examines When Juveniles May Be Sentenced to Life Without Parole

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| New Justice Barrett, a mother of 7, is among those now weighing when juvenile offenders are so incapable of rehabilitation that they may be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Bail For Kyle Rittenhouse, Accused Kenosha Shooter, Set At $2 Million

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Rittenhouse's lawyers argued that because he had allegedly acted in self-defense the bond should be set at $750,000. But Court Commissioner Loren Keating rejected that argument.

Justice Barrett Joins Supreme Court Arguments For The First Time

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The newest justice did not participate in the court's work last week, and, consequently, did not vote in two significant cases decided by the court in opinions released Monday.

NXIVM Cult Leader Sentenced To 120 Years In Prison

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Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted last year of sex trafficking, human trafficking and racketeering for his role as the head of the cult. "He robbed me of my youth,'' a victim reportedly told the court.

Nina Totenberg On Amy Coney Barrett, Anita Hill And Saying Goodbye To RBG

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NPR's legal correspondent has spent decades covering major shifts in the Supreme Court. "Often, in the beginning, I was the only woman in the newsroom," Totenberg says.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

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The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals.

Michigan Charges 8th Man In Alleged Domestic Terrorism Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

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Brian Higgins participated "in a plan of domestic terrorism that included storming the Michigan Capitol building and harming government officials," the attorney general's office said.

Pressed On Landmark Contraception Case, Barrett Again Declines To Answer

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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett about whether Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that protects the right to buy and use contraception, was correctly decided.

Men In Alleged Kidnapping Plot Also Considered Targeting Virginia Governor, FBI Says

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Special Agent Richard Trask revealed the Virginia connection for the first time on Tuesday, testifying in a federal court in Michigan.