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When it comes to heated divorce, pets aren't people too

Jun. 21, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the eyes of the law, pets are property when it comes to divorce, but new ways of working out custody of the dog, cat or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and “petnups” to avoid courtroom disputes. Alaska, California and Illinois are...

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...

Today in History

Jun. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 14, the 165th day of 2021. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader...

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

Jun. 13, 2021 07:57 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 could say as soon as Monday whether they...

High court won't review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It's one of the few areas of federal law where men and women are still treated differently. ...

High court asked to review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it's sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The question of whether it's unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could...

California to pay $2M church legal fees over virus closures

Jun. 02, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California has agreed not to impose greater coronavirus restrictions on church gatherings than it does on retail establishments in a pair of settlements that provide more than $2 million in fees to lawyers who challenged the rules as a violation of religious...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Diversity finds another enemy: The Florida Supreme Court In a coordinated effort to cater to the prejudiced elements of their voter base, Republican politicians in Florida and across the nation are...

Breyer 'basically optimistic' about US despite polarization

May. 28, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country may be increasingly divided along partisan lines, but Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Friday that he remains optimistic that America's system of democracy will continue to work. “I am basically optimistic, and I don't know how...

Justices signal they could limit Indian Country ruling

May. 26, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Oklahoma's request to retain custody of a man who has been on death row for killing three Native Americans, a sign the court may be willing to limit the fallout from last year's ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma remains a tribal...