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Supreme Court casts doubt on GOP-led states' efforts to regulate social media platforms

Feb. 26, 2024 22:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the...

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

Feb. 19, 2024 20:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's electoral wins thus far and his popularity in her...

Takeaways from the Supreme Court arguments over whether Trump is ineligible to be president again

Feb. 08, 2024 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday heard two hours of historic arguments in a Colorado case to remove former President Donald Trump from the ballot. The justices sounded highly skeptical of the effort. It's the first time that voters have tried to block a candidate...

Oyez, oyez, oyez: A listener's guide to Supreme Court arguments over Trump and the ballot

Feb. 08, 2024 06:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the 2024 ballot because of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The justices will wrestle...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 23, 2024 20:56 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 21 The Washington Post on SCOTUS, “Chevron deference” To hear some describe the stakes, a pair of cases argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could create a watershed moment...

The Supreme Court wrestles with major challenges to the power of federal regulators

Jan. 18, 2024 07:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday voiced support for weakening the power of federal regulators, but it was not clear whether a majority would overturn a precedent that has guided American law for four decades over everything from the safety of food and drugs to...

Judges in England and Wales are given cautious approval to use AI in writing legal opinions

Jan. 08, 2024 00:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — England’s 1,000-year-old legal system — still steeped in traditions that include wearing wigs and robes — has taken a cautious step into the future by giving judges permission to use artificial intelligence to help produce rulings. The Courts and Tribunals...

Sandra Day O’Connor called a pioneer and 'iconic jurist' as she is memorialized by Biden, Roberts

Dec. 19, 2023 16:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the Arizona rancher's daughter who became a voice of moderate conservatism as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, was memorialized by President Joe Biden on Tuesday as a pioneer in the legal world who inspired generations of women. ...

The Supreme Court wrestles with OxyContin maker's bankruptcy deal, with billions of dollars at stake

Dec. 04, 2023 18:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids. The justices seemed by turns reluctant to break...

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93

Dec. 01, 2023 20:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a...