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High court ruling gives immigrants facing deportation hope

Jul. 13, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just a few short months ago, Lucio Perez moved out of the western Massachusetts church he’d lived in for more than three years to avoid deportation. Immigration authorities in March granted the 40-year-old Guatemalan national a temporary stay in his...

US Supreme Court backs Minnesota Amish in septic tank fight

Jul. 02, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court sided Friday with members of an Amish group in Minnesota who are fighting efforts by authorities to compel them to install septic systems, sending their appeal back to a state court for reconsideration in light of the high court's recent ruling in a...

Justices turn away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

Jul. 02, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil...

Unusually agreeable justices end term with conservative wins

Jul. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what the coming years of the right's dominance could look like for the nation's highest court. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 30, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 29 The Miami Herald on a disturbing, larger question in Surfside condo collapse: South Florida’s long and sordid history of shoddy building practices is hard...

Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

Jun. 29, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices. The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Supreme Court won't sidetrack plans for natural gas pipeline

Jun. 29, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to New Jersey and other states seeking a way to oppose pipelines running through their land, siding with a pipeline company Tuesday in a dispute over New Jersey land needed for a natural gas pipeline. Both liberal and...

Supreme Court revives St. Louis police in-custody death case

Jun. 28, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday revived claims of excessive force against St. Louis police officers in a case in which a homeless man died after being restrained in handcuffs and leg shackles. In an unsigned opinion, a majority of the court agreed to send...

Supreme Court sides with Alaska Natives in COVID-19 aid case

Jun. 25, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that hundreds of millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money tied up in court should benefit Alaska Natives rather than be spread more broadly among Native American tribes around the U.S. The justices ruled 6-3 in the...

High court expands eligibility for Clean Air Act exemption

Jun. 25, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday said an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements. The high court ruled 6-3 that a small refinery that had previously received a hardship exemption from complying with...