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In this March 16, 2020 photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justices rule for federal employee over age discrimination

Apr. 6, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well, OK, boomer. The Supreme Court made it easier Monday for federal employees 40 and older to sue for age discrimination. The justices ruled 8-1 that federal workers have a lower hurdle to overcome than their counterparts in the private sector. The decision came in the case in which...

President Donald Trump gestures to a chart as he speaks about the coronavirus with Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

Apr. 2, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Constitution largely gives states the authority to regulate their own affairs. ...

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges the crowd as she arrives to speak at a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court: Justices healthy and trying to stay that way

Mar. 20, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court reported Friday that the nine justices are healthy and trying to stay that way. To that end, when the court held its regularly scheduled private conference Friday morning, some of the justices participated remotely, and those who were in the building did not engage in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT CT canceling CIAC tournaments was right call New Haven Register March 11 Sports always comes down to numbers, whether they are points or measurements of time. By definition, numbers are cold, factual, indisputable. Sports is often the opposite of that. It is...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 9, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Coronavirus is probably here already; it’s time for Gov. Lamont — and all of us — to step up our game March 8 Hartford Courant With coronavirus spreading rapidly in Italy, the University of Connecticut announced on Saturday Feb. 29 it was...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. speaks during abortion rights rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Supreme Court is taking up the first major abortion case of the Trump era Wednesday, an election-year look at a Louisiana dispute that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to roll back abortion rights. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Schumer: I 'should not have used' critical words on justices

Mar. 5, 2020 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he “should not have used the words I used” when he declared at a rally in front of the Supreme Court that two justices would “pay the price” for their decision in an abortion case. Republicans chastised...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu speaks at a Cops for Trump rally in Portsmouth, N.H. Sununu said Wednesday, March 4 that New Hampshire will join 17 other states in defending the Affordable Care Act, as a case that is aimed at repealing the law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'

Mar. 5, 2020 9:26 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said New Hampshire will join 17 other states in defending the Affordable Care Act as a case that is aimed at repealing the law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court. While he does not believe the law known as “Obamacare” has cut health care...

Anti-abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court, in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as the court takes up the first major abortion case of the Trump era Wednesday, an election-year look at a Louisiana dispute that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to roll back abortion rights. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Roberts chides Schumer for 'dangerous' remarks on 2 justices

Mar. 4, 2020 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Çhief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday criticized as “inappropriate" and “dangerous" comments that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer made outside the Supreme Court earlier in the day about Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Roberts was responding to...

Anti-abortion demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Supreme Court is taking up the first major abortion case of the Trump era Wednesday, an election-year look at a Louisiana dispute that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to roll back abortion rights. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Supreme Court divided in 1st big abortion case of Trump era

Mar. 4, 2020 2:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with its first major abortion case of the Trump era, leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the likely deciding vote. Roberts did not say enough to tip his hand in an hour of spirited arguments at the high court. The court's...

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

High court debates presidential power on Super Tuesday

Mar. 3, 2020 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with how much power the president should have to fire the head of an independent agency, a question important to future presidents of both parties. The high court heard arguments in a case involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency...