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High court keeps limits on lobster fishing to protect whales

Dec. 03, 2021 18:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday against Maine lobster fishermen who sought to block new fishing restrictions that are designed to protect rare whales. The new rules make an approximately 950-square-mile area of the Gulf of Maine essentially...

With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

Dec. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. They will meet in private before the week ends and take an...

Justices' abortion remarks: Is it time to overturn Roe?

Dec. 02, 2021 09:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States and its 1992...

Justices signal they'll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

Dec. 01, 2021 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled they would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years. ...

Court denies Massachusetts hospital workers' vaccine appeal

Nov. 29, 2021 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts who object to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. Justice Stephen Breyer did not comment Monday in rejecting the request from...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already...

Justices turn away VW appeals over emissions scandal suits

Nov. 15, 2021 11:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from Volkswagen that sought to stop state and local lawsuits related to the 2015 scandal in which the automaker was found to have rigged its vehicles to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The court's...

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

Nov. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate's demand that his pastor be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution. Executions in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state, ...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

High court seems ready to strike down New York gun law

Nov. 03, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried about issuing a broad ruling that could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums and other gathering places. ...