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  • Trump cries foul on judges, but he's ahead of Obama

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:08:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency, he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period, and his numbers aren't far off those of other recent presidents.

  • Shock, anger over Weinstein at NY women filmmakers event

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:46:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anger, shock, unity and solidarity: Those were the prevailing emotions on Tuesday at a Manhattan event for women filmmakers, writers and actors, where the Harvey Weinstein scandal wasn't far from anyone's mind.

  • Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:33:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.

  • Kagan: Not having to get door 1 plus of new status

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:22:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan says one advantage of no longer being the most junior member of the Supreme Court is that she no longer has to answer the door when someone knocks as the nine justices are meeting.

  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels "great turmoil" inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check.

  • Nearly 3 decades later, Anita Hill sees the needle moving

    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:18:18 GMT

    It's been 26 years since Anita Hill, soft-spoken and deliberate in her bright blue suit, sat before a Senate panel and detailed the lurid sexual harassment charges that would transfix a nation. Clarence Thomas went on to the Supreme Court, but Hill's testimony was a watershed moment that raised awareness in incalculable ways.

  • Justices could rule out business liability under 1789 law

    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:43:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to rule out lawsuits in U.S. courts against businesses by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:05:28 GMT

    Today in History

  • After bombshell Weinstein revelations, many ask, 'Why now'?

    Sat, 07 Oct 2017 20:42:39 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Why now?

  • Supreme Court's newest justice has an elk as an office mate

    Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:06:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court earlier this year he got Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, his office and his elk, Leroy.

  • Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:08:01 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Alabama can proceed with the execution of a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and father-in-law in 1993.

  • Raucous DC house party subject of Supreme Court case

    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:17:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A late-night party that turned a vacant Washington home into a busy strip club was at the center of a Supreme Court argument Wednesday, prompting the justices to discuss strippers, marijuana and a party host named "Peaches."

  • Supreme Court weighs case on detention of immigrants

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:52:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled for a second time Tuesday with whether the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants it is considering deporting without providing a hearing.

  • Kennedy is key to Supreme Court outcome on partisan maps

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:33:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade.

  • Justices seem divided in key case about partisan districts

    Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:14:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to strike down a Wisconsin redistricting plan because it is too partisan, in a case that could affect elections across the country.

  • Supreme Court term begins with case of workers' rights

    Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:14:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees' rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers.

  • The Latest: Supreme Court term begins with worker rights

    Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:02:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's new term (all times local):

  • First Monday in October: New Supreme Court term begins

    Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:48:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting its new year, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on board for his first full term.

  • Significant cases on Supreme Court's agenda

    Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:37:42 GMT

    The Supreme Court term that, by law, begins on the first Monday in October includes several high-profile cases dealing with controversial social issues or with the potential to affect millions of Americans. The justices probably will not hear the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, originally scheduled for October, now that he has issued a new policy that has yet to be examined by lower courts.

  • Supreme Court opens pivotal term with Trump nominee in place

    Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:29:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said will be momentous.

  • Supreme Court conservatives on rise as important term begins

    Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:42:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said will be momentous.