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Truck seized over 'munitions of war,' 5 forgotten bullets

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerardo Serrano ticked off the border crossing agents by taking some photos on his phone. So they took his pickup truck and held onto it for more than two years. Only after Serrano filed a federal lawsuit did he get back his Ford F-250. Now he wants...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

Apr. 01, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls. The high court's ruling for the Menlo Park,...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

Mar. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments...

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

Mar. 30, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for...

High court: More police excessive force suits can go forward

Mar. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them, in a case that will allow more excessive force lawsuits against police to go forward. The justices ruled 5-3 on Thursday that Roxanne Torres' suit...

High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

Mar. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed when police can enter homes without a warrant, with the justices making up scenarios involving elderly neighbors, a cat in a tree, a mask-less social gathering and even a Van Gogh painting to help them resolve the case. ...

Supreme Court refuses to hear case of man who killed 2 teens

Mar. 23, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of a Minnesota man serving two life sentences for killing two teenage suspected burglars. Attorneys for Byron Smith, of Little Falls, said Monday that their petition to have the high court hear...

Supreme Court refuses to hear case of man who killed 2 teens

Mar. 22, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of a Minnesota man serving two life sentences for killing two teenage burglars. Attorneys for Byron Smith, of Little Falls, said in a release Monday that their petition to have the high court...

Justices seem ready to rule against unions in farm case

Mar. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions. The justices were hearing arguments in a case involving a...