Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Jun. 21, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court...

Supreme Court: States can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

Jun. 21, 2018 10:19 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court: States can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

Jun. 20, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of women's health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The lawsuit filed in federal court challenges Virginia laws, some decades old, that restrict who can...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 20, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 20, on outdoor effort possibly paying off for Oregon: The state of Oregon recently hired a director for its new Office of Outdoor Recreation: Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, a graduate of Lewis and Clark College, nabbed the job. O'Brien-Feeney...

Teen in 'Making a Murderer' asks high court to take his case

Jun. 20, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The teenager in the video sits slouched on a loveseat wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers, his hands folded but fidgeting in his lap. Eyes downcast, he answers questions from investigators interrogating him. Slowly, with a lot of prodding, he admits he...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

Jun. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's congressional...

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

Jun. 18, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The justices agreed Monday to review a federal appeals court ruling that sided with the National Park Service and against...

Trump admin. asks high court to halt sanctuary cities ruling

Jun. 18, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to largely implement a policy of withholding public safety grants from "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies. The Trump administration filed a brief Monday...

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

Jun. 18, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now, declining to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for political gain. The court issued a pair of unanimous rulings in partisan...