Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Judge: Banning guns for marijuana users unconstitutional

Feb. 05, 2023 15:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that a federal law prohibiting people who use marijuana from owning firearms is unconstitutional, the latest challenge to firearms regulations after the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority set new standards for reviewing the...

N. Carolina Supreme Court to rehear voter ID, redistricting

Feb. 03, 2023 22:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new Republican majority on North Carolina's Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rehear redistricting and voter identification cases less than two months after the court's previous edition, led by Democrats, issued major opinions going against GOP legislators who had been...

Federal appeals court strikes down domestic violence gun law

Feb. 02, 2023 21:21 PM EST

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the government can't stop people who have domestic violence restraining orders against them from owning guns — the latest domino to fall after the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority set new standards for reviewing the nation's gun laws. ...

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Feb. 02, 2023 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The money will help carry out the agreements that define the tribes' rights to water from rivers...

Justice Department: MLB antitrust exemption should be narrow

Feb. 01, 2023 13:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to narrowly consider Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a filing made in a case involving four eliminated minor league teams hoping to end the sport’s century-old legal protection. MLB cut the...

South Korean court says stolen statue must return to Japan

Feb. 01, 2023 05:58 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled Wednesday that a 14th century Korean Buddhist statue should be sent back to a Japanese temple from where it was stolen in 2012. The statue’s return had been put on hold for years after a South Korean temple claimed ownership of...

Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:53 PM EST

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months...

Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...

In mostly abortion-free Mississippi, court battle continues

Jan. 28, 2023 08:55 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A physicians' group based in the Midwest lacks legal standing to challenge a 25-year-old Mississippi Supreme Court ruling recognizing a right to abortion under the state constitution, lawyers for six women who support abortion rights argued in court papers filed Friday. ...

Minnesota Senate backs abortion rights after marathon debate

Jan. 28, 2023 08:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate voted early Saturday after a marathon debate to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders have fast-tracked the bill as...