Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics

Sep. 16, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs. ...

Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims

Sep. 16, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Another Texas inmate has had his execution delayed over claims the state is violating his religious freedom by not letting his spiritual adviser lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. Ruben Gutierrez was set to be executed on Oct. 27 for...

Court: Oklahoma has no concurrent authority on tribal lands

Sep. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday again ruled that Oklahoma has no concurrent jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against American Indians. The court rejected the state’s appeal of the...

Providers urge Supreme Court to reject 15-week abortion ban

Sep. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion providers urged the Supreme Court Monday to reject Mississippi's 15-week prohibition on most abortions, saying a decision to uphold it would “invite states to ban abortion entirely.” The filing with the high court comes at a time of...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 13, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: PBR World Finals is moving to Fort Worth, where rodeo belongs On Aug. 31, the Professional Bull Riders organization announced that its most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Dickies...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 13, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: This is not a drill. Abortion rights are in dire danger, and Iowans will have to fight to preserve them Arguments about abortion rights in America are cacophonous, often redundant and sometimes...

Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court

Sep. 12, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their...

Can a mathematician help prevent gerrymandering in Virginia?

Sep. 12, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

When Virginians voted last year to create a commission to draw the state’s political districts, many hoped to head off the partisanship that has marred previous redistricting efforts. Gerrymandering — rigging maps to favor a political party or candidate — has long...

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 12, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bayard def. Sioux County, 25-23, 25-19, 25-11 Archbishop Bergan Tournament= Championship= Mead def. Humphrey St. Francis, 25-16, 25-13 Gold Pool= Mead...

EXPLAINER: Biden administration takes on Texas abortion law

Sep. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution” and asking a judge to quickly declare the law invalid. The case filed Thursday by the Department of Justice is...