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  • Justices uphold extortion conspiracy conviction

    Mon, 02 May 2016 16:51:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the conspiracy conviction of a former Baltimore police officer for his role in a repair shop extortion scheme.

  • Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices

    Mon, 02 May 2016 13:43:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.

  • Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court

    Mon, 02 May 2016 07:48:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

  • Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

    Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:10:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:08:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.

  • High court seems poised to overturn McDonnell conviction

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:11:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's federal bribery conviction.

  • High court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:28:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws used to prosecute elected officials as it takes up the public corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

  • Justices weigh case of jury discharged, then called back

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:42:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Once jurors return their verdict and the judge thanks them and sends them on their way, their job is done. Or is it?

  • McDonnell case at high court will test reach of bribery laws

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:08:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its final argument of the term, the Supreme Court will weigh a former Virginia governor's contention that doing favors for a businessman who gave him gifts like a Rolex watch, golf outings and money for wedding catering did not amount to public corruption.

  • Jurors unmoved by former Va. governor's appeal arguments

    Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:01:54 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, three of the jurors who convicted him say they remain certain they did the right thing.

  • Justice Breyer to take part in event honoring Shakespeare

    Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:25:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be among the notable people talking about William Shakespeare during a program to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.

  • Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions

    Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:15:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.

  • Obama's power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute

    Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:37:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.

  • Sonia Sotomayor to deliver commencement speech at URI

    Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:34:01 GMT

    KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') has been chosen to deliver a commencement speech at the University of Rhode Island.

  • Democrats push McConnell, GOP on Supreme Court nomination

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:24:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats called on Republicans to vote on Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court by Memorial Day, as GOP lawmakers showed no sign of relenting despite the latest round of courtesy calls.

  • Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:51:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in sever

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:13:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 22:50:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.

  • At law school, Obama presses case for Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:20:06 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his nominee to the Supreme Court.

  • At law school, Obama to press case for Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:04:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The stalled nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is giving President Barack Obama a chance to do what he says he's missed: go back to school.