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Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Nov. 23, 2022 01:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, with no noted dissents, rejected Trump's plea for an order that would have...

Justice Thurgood Marshall's wife 'Cissy' Marshall dies at 94

Nov. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced. Marshall’s husband became the high court’s...

Lawmakers urge action after report of other high court leak

Nov. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a report that a former anti-abortion leader knew in advance the outcome of a 2014 Supreme Court case involving health care coverage of contraception. The report...

Today in History: November 15, Sherman's "March to the Sea"

Nov. 15, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2022. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman...

Justices cheered at conservative group's anniversary dinner

Nov. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the five Supreme Court justices who overturned the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Justice Samuel Alito got a long, loud ovation Thursday night from a...

Justices seem to favor most of Native child welfare law

Nov. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The justices heard more than three hours of arguments in a broad...

Jackson, in dissent, issues first Supreme Court opinion

Nov. 07, 2022 15:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first Supreme Court opinion Monday, a short dissent in support of a death row inmate from Ohio. Jackson wrote that she would have thrown out lower court rulings in the case of Ohio inmate Davel Chinn, whose lawyers...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 13-19

Nov. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 13-19: Nov. 13: Actor Jimmy Hawkins (“It’s A Wonderful Life”) is 81. Blues singer John Hammond is 80. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 76. Actor Joe Mantegna is 75. Actor Sheila Frazier (“Superfly”) is 74. Actor Tracy...

Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel

Nov. 01, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee. Roberts' order gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the legal issues in Trump's emergency appeal to the high...

Affirmative action in jeopardy after justices raise doubts

Oct. 31, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The survival of affirmative action in higher education appeared to be in serious trouble Monday at a conservative-dominated Supreme Court after hours of debate over vexing questions of race. The most diverse court in the nation's history — among the nine...