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  • Chief Justice John Roberts speaks on diversity, consensus

    Wed, 25 May 2016 20:32:46 GMT

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can't do it on his own.

  • Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion

    Fri, 20 May 2016 21:56:21 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed legislation to make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the state.

  • High court rules against NY man denied re-entry to US

    Thu, 19 May 2016 15:03:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.

  • Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing

    Thu, 19 May 2016 14:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution's right to a speedy trial.

  • Trump's Supreme Court list underscores election's importance

    Thu, 19 May 2016 12:00:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a splashy reminder that the 2016 presidential election could determine the direction of the high court for years to come.

  • A look at Trump's Supreme Court picks

    Thu, 19 May 2016 07:20:51 GMT

    Donald Trump's campaign says its list of 11 potential nominees to the Supreme Court is "first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership."

  • The Latest: Clinton campaign slams Trump Supreme Court list

    Thu, 19 May 2016 03:35:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices (all times local):

  • The Latest: Larsen surprised by inclusion on Trump list

    Wed, 18 May 2016 22:47:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices (all times local):

  • The Latest: Larsen stood vigil by Scalia's casket

    Wed, 18 May 2016 21:11:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices (all times local):

  • The Latest: Sykes sentenced abortion protesters to jail

    Wed, 18 May 2016 21:00:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices (all times local):

  • The Latest: Trump's court list: 8 men, 3 women, all white

    Wed, 18 May 2016 20:21:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices (all times local):

  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    Wed, 18 May 2016 18:37:12 GMT

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House.

  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    Wed, 18 May 2016 18:09:57 GMT

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 18 May 2016 16:45:59 GMT

    Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate

  • State council steps aside; law school to be named for Scalia

    Tue, 17 May 2016 19:03:09 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter.

  • Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide

    Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.

  • Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

    Tue, 17 May 2016 00:59:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case's path to the Supreme Court.

  • Senate confirms Obama judicial nominee for Maryland

    Mon, 16 May 2016 22:44:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed one of President Barack Obama's nominees to be a federal judge in Maryland, overcoming opposition from some conservatives who felt nominee Paula Xinis was too tough on law enforcement in her career as a lawyer and assistant federal public defender.

  • Obama says Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee

    Mon, 16 May 2016 22:26:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president's nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars.

  • 8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

    Mon, 16 May 2016 19:54:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules for cost-free access to birth control. It was the latest sign of justices struggling to find a majority for cases taken up before Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

  • Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case

    Mon, 16 May 2016 19:08:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to an Internet search firm that was sued for posting false information about people, ruling that consumers could bring legal challenges only if the errors caused actual harm.