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  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

  • Justices reject claim of juror dishonesty

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:41:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a juror's comments during trial deliberations cannot be used to show dishonesty during jury selection.

  • Justices seem divided over Amtrak regulatory role

    Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:43:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed divided Monday on whether Amtrak had the legal authority to help craft federal regulations intended keep its trains running on schedule.

  • Justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

    Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:54:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker, a closely watched case with potentially broad impact for female workers and their employers.

  • Justices hear UPS pregnancy discrimination case

    Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:09:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against them.

  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    Mon, 01 Dec 2014 20:45:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

  • Justice Ginsburg on bench for Monday arguments

    Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:14:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is questioning lawyers in Supreme Court arguments in her usual exacting fashion, five days after she had a stent implanted to clear a blocked artery.

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:03:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

  • Ginsburg has stent inserted to clear artery clog

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:58:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery.

  • Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:25:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart stent implanted to address artery blockage.

  • 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.