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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Merrick Garland walks into Federal District Court in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden is set to name Garland as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

Jan. 7, 2021 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday. In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington. President Donald Trump’s deep imprint on the federal courts is a rare point of agreement about the president across the political spectrum. With a major assist from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump and his White House staff relentlessly, almost robotically, filled nearly every opening in the federal judiciary, undeterred by Democratic criticism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump's impact on courts likely to last long beyond his term

Dec. 26, 2020 3:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, even President Donald Trump's most fevered critics agree: He has left a deep imprint on the federal courts that will outlast his one term in office for decades to come. He used the promise of conservative judicial appointments to win over Republican skeptics as a candidate. Then...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington. President Donald Trump’s deep imprint on the federal courts is a rare point of agreement about the president across the political spectrum. With a major assist from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump and his White House staff relentlessly, almost robotically, filled nearly every opening in the federal judiciary, undeterred by Democratic criticism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump's court appointments will leave decades-long imprint

Dec. 26, 2020 11:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, even President Donald Trump’s most fevered critics agree: He has left an imprint on federal courts that will outlast his one term in office for decades to come. He used the promise of conservative judicial appointments to win over Republican skeptics as a candidate. Then...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court denies Kentucky religious school's plea to reopen

Dec. 17, 2020 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19, rejecting a plea from a private religious school. The court said in an unsigned opinion that Beshear's order will...

Tisha Coleman, public health administrator for Linn County, stands in front of her office Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Pleasanton, Kan. Across the United States, state and local public health officials such as Coleman have found themselves at the center of a political storm as they combat the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders

Dec. 15, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Tisha Coleman has lived in close-knit Linn County, Kansas, for 42 years and never felt so alone. As the public health administrator, she’s struggled every day of the coronavirus pandemic to keep her rural county along the Missouri border safe. In this community with no hospital, she’s failed to...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court won't revive Kansas voter registration ID law

Dec. 14, 2020 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. A federal appeals court had declared the law unconstitutional. Kansas had been the only state to require people to show a physical document such as a...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. As the court on Friday, Dec. 12, rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump’s three high court appointees were willing to rise to the defense of the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Analysis: Short work by high court of Trump's `big one'

Dec. 13, 2020 12:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn't take the Supreme Court long to make short work of what President Donald Trump called “the big one.” And as the court on Friday rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump's three high court appointees were willing to rise to the...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. As the court on Friday, Dec. 12, rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump’s three high court appointees were willing to rise to the defense of the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Analysis: Short work by high court of Trump's `big one'

Dec. 12, 2020 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn't take the Supreme Court long to make short work of what President Donald Trump called “the big one.” And as the court on Friday rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump's three high court appointees were willing to rise to the...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Dec. 9, 2020, that could make it easier for the president to fire the head of the agency that oversees government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The case could also mean undoing an arrangement between the companies and the government that has sent $246 billion in their profits to the Treasury. That was compensation for the taxpayer bailout they received after the 2007 housing market crash. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

High court takes on Fannie, Freddie presidential power case

Dec. 9, 2020 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case that could make it easier for the president to fire the head of the agency that oversees government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But the justices seemed skeptical about doing what shareholders of the companies...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland walks into Federal District Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland

Dec. 8, 2020 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the leading contenders to be nominated as President-elect Joe Biden’s attorney general, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. A decision hasn't been finalized and the...