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A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

Apr. 4, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ruling this week that...

In this March 16, 2020 photo, a tree blooms outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

High court postpones April arguments because of coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

The Supreme Court on Friday announced it is postponing arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus, but the court didn’t rule out hearing some arguments within months. The announcement means a total of 20 arguments scheduled for March and April, including fights over subpoenas for President...

President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump nominates McConnell ally to powerful appeals court

Apr. 3, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a 37-year-old judge and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Justin Walker of Kentucky has been on the federal bench less than six months and is one...

Supreme Court accepts case on police immunity from lawsuits

Mar. 31, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by police officers who believe they deserve immunity from a lawsuit filed by college student who says he was beaten up in a case of mistaken identity. The court agreed Monday to hear the case, which may help clarify questions over...

NY high court keeps woman's suit vs. Trump on hold, for now

Mar. 31, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s highest court decided Tuesday to leave a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on hold for months at least. Summer Zervos is suing Trump for calling her a liar after she accused him of sexual assaulting her...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

In this March 16, 2020 photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court sided unanimously Monday with North Carolina in a copyright fight with a company that has documented the salvage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the state's coast.  Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that the company's copyright infringement lawsuit, which she called “a modern form of piracy,

North Carolina wins court piracy case over Blackbeard's ship

Mar. 23, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided unanimously Monday with North Carolina in a copyright fight with a company that has documented the salvage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the state's coast. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that the company's copyright infringement lawsuit, which she...

Supreme Court last chance for Trump to block Twitter critics

Mar. 23, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will have to go to the U.S. Supreme Court if he wants to block critics from his personal Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected by a 7-2 vote his lawyers' request for all of the court's active judges to conduct a rare hearing to...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, comedian and media mogul Byron Allen poses for a picture Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling in favor of a black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast for racial discrimination. The justices agreed unanimously Monday that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner Byron Allen’s $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast to go forward.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Justices toss decision in media mogul's discrimination case

Mar. 23, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling in favor of a black media mogul and comedian who’s suing cable giant Comcast alleging racial discrimination. The justices agreed unanimously that an appeals court applied the wrong legal standard in allowing business owner...

In this March 16, 2020 photo, a tree blooms outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court rules states can bar insanity defense

Mar. 23, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can prevent criminal defendants from pleading insanity without violating their constitutional rights. The decision could prompt states across the country to toughen standards for defendants who wish to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The...