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Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state migrant ID law

Jan. 15, 2019 8:56 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has overturned a law passed in Jalisco state that required migrants to show identification documents to police. The ruling won praise from the country's human rights commission, which considered the law a violation of migrants' rights to privacy. The court said...

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Jan. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. In a 277-page...

No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

Jan. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception. The Trump administration sought to allow more employers to opt out because of religious or...

Cyprus top lawyer: Judges' law firm links compromise rulings

Jan. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' attorney general has weighed into a growing feud with supreme court judges, backing his lawyer brother who alleged that the judges' familial and professional links to a law firm that handled cases involving the country's biggest bank may have led to favorable rulings....

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more...

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more complicated...

Cyprus' top court hits back at nepotism, collusion claims

Jan. 14, 2019 12:54 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' supreme court says allegations by the attorney general's brother that a web of familial ties between judges and lawyers has resulted in favorable rulings are an unfounded and "blatant attack" on the judicial system. The court said Monday that the allegations by veteran lawyer...

Justices leave in place Montana campaign contribution limits

Jan. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place Montana's limits on contributions to political campaigns. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from opponents of contribution limits. They wanted the court to review an appellate ruling that held the limits are a reasonable way to try to prevent...

Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

Jan. 14, 2019 9:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump's appointment of...

Nigeria chief justice forced from office, trial is adjourned

Jan. 14, 2019 9:44 AM EST

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday adjourned proceedings for Nigeria's chief justice who is being arraigned on charges of allegedly failing to declare his assets and for holding foreign bank accounts. The proceedings were adjourned until Jan. 22 after the lead...