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Black representation in Alabama tested before Supreme Court

Oct. 03, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The invisible line dividing two of Alabama's congressional districts slices through Montgomery, near iconic sites from the civil rights movement as well as ones more personal to Evan Milligan. There’s the house where his grandfather loaded people into his...

Supreme Court welcomes the public again, and a new justice

Oct. 03, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning its new term, welcoming the public back to the courtroom and hearing arguments for the first time since issuing a landmark ruling stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. Monday's session also is the first...

Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

Oct. 01, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution's legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin a new term that could push American law to the right on issues of race, voting and the environment. Following June's momentous...

Justice Jackson says she has 'a seat at the table'

Sep. 30, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson spoke at the Library of Congress several hours after she made her...

Supreme Court keeping live audio as it opens again to public

Sep. 28, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases, even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to...

Jan. 6 hearing witness avoids jail time for Capitol riot

Sep. 22, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

An Ohio man who testified at a congressional hearing about why he stormed the U.S. Capitol avoided imprisonment when a federal judge sentenced him on Thursday to two years of probation for his role in the mob's attack. After his televised testimony at a U.S. House committee's hearing...

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

Sep. 17, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize — for now — an LGBTQ student group. In an email to students, university officials on Friday said...

Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for now

Sep. 14, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last. By a 5-4 vote Wednesday, the justices lifted a temporary hold on a court order that requires Yeshiva University to...

Ken Starr, whose probe led to Clinton impeachment, dies

Sep. 13, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

Ken Starr, a former federal appellate judge and a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment and put Starr at the center of one of the country’s most polarizing debates of the 1990s, has died at age 76, his family said Tuesday. ...

Justice Kagan cautions Supreme Court can forfeit legitimacy

Sep. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Monday cautioned that courts look political and forfeit legitimacy when they needlessly overturn precedent and decide more than they have to. Speaking less than three months after a five-justice conservative majority overturned...