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Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...

Biden seriously considering proposals on Supreme Court term limits, ethics code, AP sources say

Jul. 16, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is seriously considering proposals to establish term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices, and an ethics code that would be enforceable under law amid growing concerns that the justices are not held accountable, according to three people briefed on the...

Citing Supreme Court immunity ruling, Trump's lawyers seek to freeze the classified documents case

Jul. 05, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump asked a federal judge Friday to freeze the classified documents case against him in light of a Supreme Court ruling this week that said former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution. Trump's lawyers told U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon that...

Supreme Court sidesteps several new gun cases, including challenge to state assault weapons ban

Jul. 02, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sidestepped a new set of Second Amendment fights Tuesday, declining to hear a challenge to an assault weapons ban in Illinois and sending other gun cases back to lower courts, including a challenge to the law used to convict Hunter Biden. The...

Highlights from Supreme Court term: Rulings on Trump, regulation, abortion, guns and homelessness

Jul. 02, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ended its term by ruling for the first time that former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution, a decision that almost certainly means Donald Trump won't stand trial before the November election. That closely watched ruling, which drew sharp dissent...

US Supreme Court Latest: Court sends Trump’s immunity case back to lower court

Jul. 01, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court extended the delay in the criminal case against Donald Trump on charges he plotted to overturn the 2020 election, reducing the chance that Trump could be tried before the November election. In a historic ruling, the justices said Monday for the...

Today in History: July 1, Dominion of Canada is formed

Jul. 01, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2024. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect....

The Supreme Court nears the end of another momentous term. A decision on Trump's immunity looms

Jun. 29, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the last 10 days of June, on a frenetic pace of its own making, the Supreme Court touched a wide swath of American society in a torrent of decisions on abortion, guns, the environment, health, the opioid crisis, securities fraud and homelessness. And, with the...

What it means for the Supreme Court to throw out Chevron decision, undercutting federal regulators

Jun. 28, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executive branch agencies will likely have more difficulty regulating the environment, public health, workplace safety and other issues under a far-reaching decision by the Supreme Court. The court's 6-3 ruling on Friday overturned a 1984 decision colloquially...

The Supreme Court rules for Biden administration in a social media dispute with conservative states

Jun. 26, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the Biden administration in a dispute with Republican-led states over how far the federal government can go to combat controversial social media posts on topics including COVID-19 and election security. By a 6-3 vote, the...