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Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court

Apr. 15, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s rightward tilt during the Trump administration and criticized by Republicans as a potential power grab that would...

California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services

Apr. 12, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates. However, the state Department of Public Health guidelines still said indoor gatherings...

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...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

Breyer says big Supreme Court changes could diminish trust

Apr. 07, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Stephen Breyer on Tuesday said liberal advocates of big changes at the Supreme Court, including expanding the number of justices, should think “long and hard” about what they’re proposing. Politically driven change could diminish the...

High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

Apr. 05, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology companies sighed with relief Monday after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high court said Google did nothing wrong in copying code to develop the Android operating system now used on most smartphones. ...

Supreme Court gives Georgia win in water war with Florida

Apr. 01, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida's water lawsuit against Georgia on Thursday, ending the long-running legal fight between the two states. The court rejected Florida's claim that Georgia uses too much of the water that flows from the...

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...

Republican announces run for Murkowski’s Alaska Senate seat

Mar. 29, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An early Republican candidate announced plans Monday to seek the Alaska U.S. Senate seat that has been held since 2002 by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Kelly Tshibaka, who has led the Alaska Department of Administration since early 2019, in a...

Justices say accident victims can sue Ford in state courts

Mar. 25, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts by people who were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving Ford vehicles. The justices unanimously rejected the Michigan-based company's argument that...