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Justice Kavanaugh: Supreme Court's slow start a coincidence

Jan. 26, 2023 18:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the public shouldn't read anything into the high court's historically slow start to releasing opinions. Every year the justices begin hearing cases in October and generally finish their work by the end of June before...

Sundance doc looks into Brett Kavanaugh investigation

Jan. 21, 2023 14:27 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A new documentary looks into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and raises questions about the depth of the FBI investigation in 2018. “Justice,” from filmmaker Doug Liman, debuted Friday night at the Sundance...

Sundance celebrates the ‘magic’ of being back in-person

Jan. 19, 2023 21:16 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival met the moment by going virtual for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Thursday, there was a palpable sense of relief from the festival’s leadership team at being in-person again. Sundance Institute...

Chief justice: Judges' safety 'essential' to court system

Dec. 31, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With security threats to Supreme Court justices still fresh memories, Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday praised programs that protect judges, saying that “we must support judges by ensuring their safety.” Roberts and other conservative Supreme Court...

Supreme Court asked to bar punishment for acquitted conduct

Dec. 28, 2022 10:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury convicted Dayonta McClinton of robbing a CVS pharmacy but acquitted him of murder. A judge gave McClinton an extra 13 years in prison for the killing anyway. In courtrooms across America, defendants get additional prison time for crimes that juries found...

Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting

Dec. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections. In nearly three hours of arguments, liberal and conservative justices...

Justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights

Dec. 05, 2022 21:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority sounded sympathetic Monday to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, the latest collision of religion and gay rights to land at the high court. The designer and her...

Supreme Court weighs 'most important case' on democracy

Dec. 04, 2022 17:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear...

Supreme Court wrestles with Biden's deportation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a politically tinged dispute over a Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. It was not clear after arguments that...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...