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  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:28:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:50:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections.

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Sat, 20 May 2017 01:02:19 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest state approved four years ago.

  • Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

    Tue, 16 May 2017 20:53:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week.

  • AP Source: Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job

    Tue, 16 May 2017 17:18:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI.

  • Garland friend: Judge happy in job, no interest in FBI job

    Tue, 16 May 2017 16:12:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI.

  • Candidates under consideration for FBI director

    Mon, 15 May 2017 21:37:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates under consideration to replace fired FBI Director James Comey:

  • Justices rule against consumer in debt collection case

    Mon, 15 May 2017 15:27:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection.

  • Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

    Sat, 13 May 2017 23:07:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.

  • At Venice Biennale, American artist engages social issues

    Sat, 13 May 2017 18:27:00 GMT

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Mark Bradford has his feet in two worlds: social engagement and producing art. Often they mix, as at the 57th Venice Biennale where he is representing the United States.

  • The 11 candidates Trump is considering for FBI director

    Sat, 13 May 2017 00:45:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering nearly a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.

  • Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

    Tue, 09 May 2017 01:37:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts.

  • 10 people nominated by Trump to federal bench

    Tue, 09 May 2017 01:34:41 GMT

    A look at the 10 people picked by President Donald Trump for positions on federal courts:

  • Trump launches effort to pack courts with conservatives

    Tue, 09 May 2017 00:13:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation's federal courts with more conservative voices.

  • Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

    Mon, 08 May 2017 22:19:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration named the first slate of judges it plans to nominate for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation's federal courts with more conservative voices.

  • By Tennessee law, words have 'natural and ordinary' meanings

    Fri, 05 May 2017 21:31:20 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation requiring words in Tennessee law to be interpreted as having their "natural and ordinary meaning." Gay rights groups called it a sneaky way of denying same-sex couples the legal rights and protections granted to a "husband," a "wife," a "father" or "mother."

  • Clarence Thomas: Sen. Danforth is 'the reason why I'm here'

    Fri, 05 May 2017 20:50:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reunited Friday with his mentor and the man who stood beside him through a difficult confirmation hearing, telling former Missouri Sen. John Danforth he owes him his career.

  • Rumors surround Justice Kennedy exit, but he's not talking

    Thu, 04 May 2017 07:48:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As one justice settles into his new job at the Supreme Court, is another about to leave?

  • Kagan says Scalia's death forced court to bridge divides

    Tue, 02 May 2017 02:17:25 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court learned important lessons about consensus building during the year it operated with a vacancy, Justice Elena Kagan said Monday.