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'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The...

Commission selects three candidates to fill judicial vacancy

Jun. 17, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Trial Court Vacancy Commission on Wednesday selected three possible candidates to fill a vacancy in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The commission selected Robert T. Bateman, Carl Daniel Brollier Jr. and Max D. Fagan, according to a news...

Selection process begins for Supreme Court succession

Jun. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The selection process is underway to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court with the departure of Barbara Vigil at the end of June. A bipartisan nominating commission is scheduled on Thursday to interview candidates for the high court...

Giuliani gets first shot at excluding materials from raids

Jun. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. Barbara Jones, who will serve as the “special...

W.Va. high court: Governor was right in appointing lawmaker

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court said Republican Gov. Jim Justice acted within his right when he appointed a lawmaker to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates. The high court said in a filing this month that Justice had not erred in naming...

GOP operative's pick for broadcasting board prompts concern

Jun. 15, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's nomination of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board has prompted concern about the appointee's credentials and whether the GOP governor will use his political muscle to fill multiple expired seats. ...

Court: former Florida chief justice Alderman dies at 84

Jun. 15, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Alderman, a former Florida chief justice and prominent cattle rancher, has died at age 84, according to the state Supreme Court. The court said in an announcement Tuesday that Alderman died June 10 in Vero Beach. A cause was not listed. ...

Senate votes to confirm Biden pick for DC appeals court

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the first appellate court judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure, elevating a judge with strong prospects of landing on the president's short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise. Senators voted 53-44 to confirm...

Justices defer Harvard case on race in college admissions

Jun. 14, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision about...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 14, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Stop messing around with congressional bipartisanship and move on infrastructure The U.S. Senate is controlled by Democrats. But Democrats are apparently controlled by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. ...