Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Hogan establishes redistricting reform commission

Jan. 26, 2021 6:15 PM EST

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — In the latest effort to resolve a gerrymandering issue in the state, Gov. Larry Hogan, R, this month announced the formation of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. Hogan’s executive order comes 18 months after the Supreme Court declared that federal courts had no...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, anti-abortion activists participate in the

Democrats defend status quo on abortion access in New Mexico

Jan. 25, 2021 9:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic state senators advanced a bill Monday to repeal New Mexico’s dormant, 50-year-old ban on most abortion procedures that could go into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. A bill that would shore up abortion rights...

Volunteers take down information as they register people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination clinic put on by the City of Odessa, Odessa Fire Rescue and Medical Center Hospital Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa, Texas. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Jan. 25, 2021 8:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end of what has been its deadliest month of the pandemic. State health officials Monday reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals,...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, Nevada's incoming Attorney General Aaron Ford speaks with The Associated Press in Las Vegas. Attorneys general from 19 other states had recently joined in support of the unusual request from Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley east of Reno. Ford had argued the justices should let the federal court in Reno sort out the details before taking the extraordinary step of wading into the case. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

US Supreme Court won't hear Nevada church's COVID-19 case

Jan. 25, 2021 5:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a rural Nevada church’s request to enter a legal battle over the government’s authority to limit the size of religious gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic — after the church won an appeals court ruling last month that found...

Supreme Court rebuffs Utah in roads, wilderness case

Jan. 25, 2021 3:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the state of Utah in a lawsuit involving environmental groups. The high court decided Monday to let stand an order allowing two conservation organizations to intervene in the contentious, long-running case, the Deseret News reported. The...

US Supreme Court won't hear rabbi's appeal of $22M case

Jan. 25, 2021 1:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Connecticut rabbi's appeal of a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit that accused him of sexually abusing a teenage boy. The court provided no comments in its decision to let stand a federal appeals court ruling last year that...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

Jan. 25, 2021 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency, saying the cases are moot now that Trump is no longer in office. The high court's action was the first in an expected steady stream of orders and rulings on pending...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen as sundown in Washington. The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to continue to consider a case brought by a Texas death row inmate protesting a policy that means a chaplain can’t accompany him into the death chamber. The justices on Monday ordered Ruben Gutierrez’s case sent back to a federal trial-level court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

High court orders continued look at Texas death row case

Jan. 25, 2021 12:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a further review by a lower court of a lawsuit brought by a Texas death row inmate who objects to a policy that bars a chaplain from accompanying him into the death chamber. The justices ordered Ruben Gutierrez's case sent back to a federal trial-level...

New bill bans abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis

Jan. 25, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. The bill was introduced Monday as part of South Dakota's legislative session. Noem first unveiled the proposal during her State of the State address earlier this month. Noem's...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves U.S. District Court after he was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in the corruption case that drove him from power, in the Manhattan borough of New York. The Supreme Court is declining to take up the case of the former New York Assembly Speaker, who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence after being convicted in a corruption case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Supreme Court won't take up Sheldon Silver's case

Jan. 25, 2021 11:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the case of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence after being convicted in a corruption case. The high court's decision not to hear Silver's appeal is another sharp blow to the Manhattan...