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  • Today in History

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:01:24 GMT

    Today in History

  • Ginsburg: Justices felt Trump travel ban 'too restrictive'

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:41:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Trump administration was "too restrictive" in deciding what family relationships qualify as close enough to avoid the ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.

  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:52:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:43:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

  • The Latest: Judge denies request for execution witnesses

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:03:29 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's attempt to resume executions July 26 (all times local):

  • Gorsuch can't escape travel ban at San Francisco meeting

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:03:03 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court couldn't escape discussion of the president's travel ban — and even the president — during an appearance Monday at a judicial conference, where a student essay winner compared the ban to Japanese internment and the producer of the musical "Hamilton" said the cast was scared following Trump's election victory.

  • Supreme Court justice Gorsuch welcomes new citizens

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:06:46 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice who was in favor of completely reinstating President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries welcomed new U.S. citizens on Monday, encouraging them to tolerate different points of view and respect people with whom they disagree.

  • Trump Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch to welcome new citizens

    Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:15:20 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice who was in favor of completely reinstating President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries is scheduled to welcome new U.S. citizens Monday at a federal judicial conference.

  • Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire

    Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:52:10 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked the president's ire.

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:20:21 GMT

    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Chief justice says pop references can help convey message

    Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:43:41 GMT

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says pop culture references can be the perfect way to make a legal point, but he warns they carry some risk.

  • Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:40:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:17:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:28:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

  • Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:55:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.

  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:45:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.

  • Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:21:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.

  • Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:49:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When a lawyer advises that a plea deal is the best option and won't result in deportation, most immigrants facing criminal charges agree to plead guilty.

  • Analysis: Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:10:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.