Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services

Apr. 12, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates. However, the state Department of Public Health guidelines still said indoor gatherings...

Truck seized over 'munitions of war,' 5 forgotten bullets

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerardo Serrano ticked off the border crossing agents by taking some photos on his phone. So they took his pickup truck and held onto it for more than two years. Only after Serrano filed a federal lawsuit did he get back his Ford F-250. Now he wants...

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

Apr. 10, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

Oklahoman charged with threatening federal officials

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with 10 counts of threatening former President George W. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and and six members of Congress. Court documents dated Thursday allege Michael Brandon Houck made the...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

Vermont Senate approves 'reproductive liberty' amendment

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

The Vermont Senate gave its final approval Friday to a proposal to amend the state constitution to protect a woman’s right to an abortion and other reproductive services. The proposal, a declaration of the “right to personal reproductive liberty,” will now be sent...

Donor may take back statue of justice in Plessy v. Ferguson

Apr. 08, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The donor of a statue of the chief justice who served when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized racial segregation in 1896 might be willing to take it back. The Kennebec County Board of Commissioners voted in February to move the statue of Melville...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predominantly white schools. Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state...

Another Oklahoma murder conviction tossed, McGirt cited

Apr. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday overturned another state murder conviction because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation. Chickasaw Nation member Charles Michael Cooper...