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  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • Court won't overturn ruling on Arizona no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:20:59 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday in the closely watched case.

  • Thomas hints at court split on gay marriage review

    Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:58:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

    Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:19:31 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday said same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas in a decision that the state insists applies to only two counties.

  • Supreme Court weighs state tax authority

    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:25:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered placing new limits on how states can assess income tax on money that residents earn across state lines.

  • SC appealing striking down of gay marriage ban

    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:27:59 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal. The attorney general said he would do so immediately.

  • Court weighs role of race in Alabama redistricting

    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:48:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual arguments on their heads.

  • Federal judge strikes down SC gay marriage ban

    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:43:55 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal.

  • Gay couples in Kansas await Supreme Court action

    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:38:10 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gay-marriage advocates in Kansas are waiting to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court allows same-sex couples to wed but aren't sure a favorable decision will persuade all local officials to issue marriage licenses.

  • ACLU: Gay Kansas couples harmed by marriage delay

    Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:48:15 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys told the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday that delaying gay marriages in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families, while the state would not be significantly affected if it can't keep enforcing its ban.

  • ACLU: Gay Kansas coupled harmed by marriage delay

    Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:16:36 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families.

  • Rights group to argue for Kansas gay marriage

    Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:52:45 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for same sex marriage prepared arguments Tuesday in the hope of persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to allow gay nuptials to go forward in Kansas.

  • Supreme Court will look at 'Obamacare' subsidies

    Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:19:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.

  • What's next for gay marriage after court ruling?

    Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:10:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation's appeals courts and made it very likely the Supreme Court will review the same-sex marriage issue.

  • A new Supreme Court challenge for 'Obamacare'

    Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:26:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.

  • A look at what's next for gay marriage in US

    Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:55:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by a panel of federal judges to uphold anti-gay marriage laws in four states has created a split among the nation's appeals courts and made it very likely that the Supreme Court will review the same-sex marriage issue.

  • Federal appeals judge is swing vote on key issue

    Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:08:51 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Once again, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton was the unpredictable man in the middle on a major national issue.