Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

Apr. 22, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way. The high court ruled 6-3 along liberal-conservative lines against a Mississippi...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 21 The Buffalo News on climate change, Earth Day and President Joe Biden's environmental plan: The realities of climate change present...

Maine county returns statue of Supreme Court chief justice

Apr. 21, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The statute of former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller will be returned to its donor for the price of $1 and removed from the front of a Maine county courthouse within a year. Kennebec County commissioners agreed to a proposal on...

Amy Coney Barrett has book deal with conservative imprint

Apr. 19, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has a book deal with a Penguin Random House imprint, The Associated Press has learned. Adrian Zackheim, who heads the conservative Sentinel imprint, confirmed Monday that he has an agreement with Barrett. Zackheim...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin defense argues he acted reasonably

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys and witnesses have used the words “reasonable” or “unreasonable” often at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd ’s death. Derek Chauvin's defense attorney put the...

High court seems ready to send virus funds to Alaska Natives

Apr. 19, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to say 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...

Supreme Court likely to bar some 'green card' applicants

Apr. 19, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favorable, in arguments via telephone, to the case made by the Biden...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

High court won't hear Tennessee prisoners' hepatitis C case

Apr. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place an appeals court decision that upheld Tennessee’s rationing of life-saving hepatitis C drugs to prisoners as constitutional. The high court on Monday said it would not take the case. As is typical, the court did...