Justice Kavanaugh: Supreme Court’s slow start a coincidenceJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the public shouldn't read anything into the high court's historically slow start to releasing opinions.
Sundance doc looks into Brett Kavanaugh investigationJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A new documentary looks into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and raises questions about the depth of the FBI investigation in 2018.
Sundance celebrates the ‘magic’ of being back in-personJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival met the moment by going virtual for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Thursday, there was a palpable sense of relief from the festival’s leadership team at being in-person again.
Chief justice: Judges’ safety ‘essential’ to court systemDecember 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With security threats to Supreme Court justices still fresh memories, Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday praised programs that protect judges, saying that “we must support judges by ensuring their safety.”
Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter votingDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections.
Judge mulls mental evaluation in Kavanaugh threat caseOctober 26, 2022 GMT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland said Wednesday that there is a “very high likelihood” he will order a mental evaluation for a California man charged with trying to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Justice Jackson says she has ‘a seat at the table’September 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for nowSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last.
Feds: Kavanaugh plotter sought to alter court ‘for decades’July 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The California man accused of plotting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had an expansive goal to change the makeup of the Supreme Court “for decades to come,” according to a recent court filing that cites discussions the man had online.
Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more falloutJune 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion.
After abortion ruling, critics renew blasts at Sen. CollinsJune 24, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority opinion allowing states to ban abortion.
Man pleads not guilty to trying to kill Justice KavanaughJune 22, 2022 GMT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was arrested near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland earlier this month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to trying to kill Kavanaugh.
Court doors closed to NAACP suit over Black juror denialsJune 17, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that the NAACP has no standing to sue a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases.
District Attorney Doug Evans has been in office since 1992, and his jury selection tactics have been scrutinized for years.
Biden signs bill to protect Supreme Court justices into lawJune 17, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday that will give around-the-clock security protection to the families of Supreme Court justices.
The new law, which passed the House this week and the Senate last month, comes eight days after a man carrying a gun, knife and zip ties was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house after threatening to kill the justice.
Feds indict Calif. man found with gun near Kavanaugh’s homeJune 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a California man who was found with a gun, knife and pepper spray near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after telling police he was planning to kill the justice, prosecutors said Wednesday.
House OKs security boost for Supreme Court judges, familiesJune 14, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would allow around-the-clock security protection for families of Supreme Court justices, one week after a man carrying a gun, knife and zip ties was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house after threatening to kill the justice.
Kavanaugh incident could lead to more security for judgesJune 11, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man armed with a machete once broke into Stephen Breyer's vacation home in the Caribbean and took $1,000. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her purse snatched on a Washington street. David Souter was assaulted by several men while he was jogging.
Armed man arrested for threat to kill Justice KavanaughJune 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties was arrested Wednesday near Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house in Maryland after threatening to kill the justice.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, was charged with the attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice.
Washington city bans protests outside officials’ homesJune 8, 2022 GMT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The City Council in Vancouver, Washington, has passed a measure that would make it illegal to picket outside the homes of city employees and elected officials.
Opponents of the move called it an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights.
Supreme Court blocks Texas law on social media censorshipMay 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
Reproductive rights message left outside Sen Collins’ homeMay 10, 2022 GMT
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A message left in chalk outside Sen. Susan Collins' home urged her to support the Democratic effort to codify Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion nationwide.
What’s next for abortion after Supreme Court leak?May 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital has a long tradition of stunning leaks, from national security secrets to political scandals, but this week's disclosure of a draft Supreme Court decision is one for the history books.
Court upholds Puerto Ricans’ exclusion from benefits programApril 21, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of residents of Puerto Rico, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits program that’s available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Maricopa County board names new top prosecutorApril 21, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday chose one of the three Republicans running to replace former County Attorney Allister Adel to temporarily fill her post, a move that gives longtime prosecutor Rachel Mitchell incumbent status and a leg up in August's GOP primary.
Trump-backed Alaska hopeful officially files for Senate runApril 12, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, on Monday officially filed to run as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the race against the incumbent Republican.
High court opens door wider to malicious prosecution claimsApril 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for people falsely accused by police of crimes, the Supreme Court removed a barrier Monday to lawsuits against law enforcement for malicious prosecution.
The 6-3 ruling means that some malicious prosecution lawsuits that had previously been thrown out at an early stage will instead be allowed to move forward.
High court gives Biden win for now in Navy vaccine caseMarch 25, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving the Navy a freer hand determining what job assignments it gives to 35 sailors who sued after refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Justices seem to favor docs convicted in pain pill schemesMarch 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case stemming from the opioid addiction crisis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared ready to side with two imprisoned doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for pain medication in short periods.
Jumaane Williams picks running mate in NY governor’s raceMarch 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist who confronted a U.S. Senator in an elevator over his support for then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been chosen by New York City elected public advocate Jumaane Williams as his running mate in the New York governor's race.
Idaho among states seeking to stop Biden vaccine mandateDecember 21, 2021 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is among 27 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay to prevent President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private employers from taking effect.
Roe ‘settled’ law? Justices’ earlier assurances now in doubtDecember 3, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned.
Court seems reluctant to sweep Puerto Rico into SSI programNovember 9, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to rule for a resident of Puerto Rico who claims it's unconstitutional to be excluded from a welfare program that's available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Supreme Court questions controversial Texas abortion lawNovember 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to the controversial Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.
Race-based jury tactics at issue in appeals court argumentsOctober 8, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked federal appeals court judges Friday to revive a lawsuit they filed against a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases simply because of their race.
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Don’t stand so close to usOctober 8, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get tested. Wear a mask. Don't get too close. Not your typical court orders, but that was the word from the Supreme Court to lawyers and reporters who returned to the high court this week for the first in-person arguments in more than a year and a half.
What’s old is new again: Justices back at court for new termOctober 4, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday for the start of a momentous new term, after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptomsOctober 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said the 54-year-old justice has no symptoms.
It's the first time the court has reported that a sitting justice has tested positive for the virus, although Amy Coney Barrett had COVID-19 last year before she joined the high court.
Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1September 24, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, the court said Friday.
US appeals court refuses to end CDC’s eviction moratoriumAugust 21, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday said a pause on evictions designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus can remain in place for now, setting up a battle before the nation’s highest court.
Dems renew questions about FBI background check of KavanaughJuly 24, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House counsel's office.
Washington Post reporter sues paper for discriminationJuly 23, 2021 GMT
Washington Post politics reporter Felicia Sonmez sued the paper and several of its current and former editors for discriminating against her as a victim of sexual assault.
For top #MeToo legal duo, a pandemic year brings no pauseJuly 11, 2021 GMT
She’d just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in February that she had no plan for what came next.
Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in placeJune 29, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices.
The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evicting millions of tenants who aren't paying rent during the coronavirus pandemic.
NCAA could seek once-radical solutions after high court lossJune 23, 2021 GMT
Embedded in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's scathing rebuke of the NCAA and its rules were a few suggestions on how college sports can be reformed to avoid being sued into oblivion.
“Legislation would be one option," Kavanaugh wrote in a concurrence to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against the NCAA on Monday.
High court won’t review men-only draft registration lawJune 7, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It's one of the few areas of federal law where men and women are still treated differently.
High court won’t make unanimous jury requirement retroactiveMay 17, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prisoners who were convicted by non-unanimous juries before the high court barred the practice a year ago don't need to be retried.
The justices ruled 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines that prisoners whose cases had concluded before the justices' 2020 ruling shouldn't benefit from it.
Wary Supreme Court weighs student’s Snapchat profanity caseApril 28, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on the other.
Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limitsApril 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators' decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that the change would hurt minority and female ownership...
Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming caseJanuary 19, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed cautious about siding with oil and gas companies in a case involving global warming...
Biden’s pick to head OMB brings experience, Twitter enemiesDecember 6, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neera Tanden has delighted in labeling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “Moscow Mitch”; in the wake of the acrimonious vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she cuttingly dismissed Maine Republican Sen...
‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicateNovember 10, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its The Latest on Senate races in the 2020 election (all times local):
Senate Latest: GOP Sen. Collins wins reelection in MaineNovember 4, 2020 GMT
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Democrat Gideon concedes to GOP’s Collins in Maine raceNovember 4, 2020 GMT
Democrat Sara Gideon conceded to Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in Maine, which the Associated Press has not called yet...
Vote counting continues in Maine’s hard-fought Senate raceNovember 4, 2020 GMT
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Supreme Court allows antitrust suit against NFL to proceedNovember 2, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday an antitrust challenge can go forward to the way the National Football League sells the rights to telecasts of pro football games...
Official: US Supreme Court opinion wrong on Vermont votingOctober 29, 2020 GMT
The Vermont Secretary of State said Thursday that he’s glad U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected an opinion that mischaracterized Vermont’s voting system. But the corrected opinion still mischaracterizes the changes made to the state’s voting system during the pandemic, he said.
Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12October 29, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day...
Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save Senate jobOctober 27, 2020 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When Republican Sen. Susan Collins had to vote on a Supreme Court justice in 2018, she deliberated under the spotlight for weeks, building suspense that ended with a dramatic floor speech...
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