Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...

Mississippi argues Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade

Jul. 22, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers...

Former 'Bridgegate' villain seeks political resurrection

Jul. 21, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — Bridget Kelly wants to talk about “Bridgegate.” Not by choice, but because she understands that the traffic scandal that roiled New Jersey politics is something she carries like a bad tattoo. The former aide to Republican...

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

Jul. 20, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the...

Full federal appeals court to consider Missouri abortion law

Jul. 20, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full federal appeals court has decided to rehear a case over a sweeping Missouri abortion law that would ban the procedures at or around the eighth week of a pregnancy. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week decided to take up the case on...

Texas attorney general says bar probe is unconstitutional

Jul. 16, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Lawyers for Texas' embattled attorney general have asked the state bar association to drop its investigation into whether the Republican's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election amounted to professional misconduct, arguing the probe is an unconstitutional...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 16, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ DNC...

Lawyer loses challenge to mandatory membership in group

Jul. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a policy that requires lawyers join the State Bar of Michigan. Lucille Taylor said the group's use of her dues for advocacy activities violates her right to free speech, among other objections. ...

Kentucky contracts with Baptist-affiliated children's agency

Jul. 15, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached a contract deal Thursday to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, coming after the Democratic governor's administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign. ...

McGirt forum shut down early due to backlash from audience

Jul. 14, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt was forced to end a forum early after he and a panel of district attorneys were berated as they sought to explain the position prosecutors are taking on the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt decision. Stitt ended the “McGirt v...