Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Trump's threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling

Apr. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court "if the partisan Dems" ever try to impeach him. But Trump's strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the U.S. Constitution didn't intend for the...

Planned Parenthood: States should oppose Trump 'gag rule'

Apr. 24, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It's time for states with leaders who support abortion rights to go on the offensive against Trump administration attempts to restrict abortion that would reduce access to health care, the president of Planned Parenthood said Tuesday. "States are a critical backstop at a time when we...

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining Byrd to the back of a...

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census,...

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law

Apr. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious. More than two dozen states have similar laws, which say that by choosing to drive, motorists consent to...

Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

Apr. 23, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for...

Tennessee lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

Apr. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk. State lawmakers in both the House and Senate overwhelmingly advanced the legislation on Monday, with just a handful of Democrats...

The Latest: Tennessee advances 'triggered' abortion ban

Apr. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on abortion bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly (all times local): 7 p.m. A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk. State lawmakers in both the...

Top court skeptical of paper's argument over food stamp data

Apr. 22, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which is...

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Apr. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired...