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Democratic senators request meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over flags flown at Alito's homes

May. 24, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators are requesting a meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts after reports that two separate flags carried by rioters at the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol had flown outside of houses owned by Justice Samuel Alito. Senate Judiciary...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Upside-down flag at Justice Alito's home another blow for Supreme Court under fire

May. 17, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upside-down U.S. flag has long been a sign of dire distress and versatile symbol of protest. But in January 2021, when it flew over the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, it was largely seen in connection with a specific cause: the false claim by then-President...

Justice Alito's home flew a US flag upside down after Trump's 'Stop the Steal' claims, a report says

May. 17, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upside-down American flag, a symbol associated with former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, was displayed outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in January 2021, The New York Times reported. A photo obtained and...

Supreme Court sides with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spurning a conservative attack

May. 16, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the CFPB is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court and drawing...

An Arizona judge helped revive an 1864 abortion law. His lawmaker wife joined Democrats to repeal it

May. 15, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

When it was Shawnna Bolick’s turn to speak, the words tumbled out of her. The conservative lawmaker was in the middle of a heated debate in the Republican-led Arizona Senate on a bill to repeal an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions, and Democrats needed at least one more vote...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 15, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 11, 2024. Editorial: Censored by the Bar It is an offense against the people of Florida for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointments to have turned the state Supreme Court into a predictable fountain of right-wing opinions. The latest is its...

Thomas says critics are pushing 'nastiness' and calls Washington a 'hideous place'

May. 10, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told attendees at a judicial conference Friday that he and his wife have faced “nastiness" and "lies” over the last several years and decried Washington, D.C., as a “hideous place.” Thomas spoke at a conference...

A former Democratic Georgia congressman hopes abortion can power his state Supreme Court bid

Apr. 27, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

HOSCHTON, Ga. (AP) — May's election for the Georgia Supreme Court is playing out as races for the state's highest court have for decades: sitting justices running uncontested. But there is an exception, and it's driven by the issue that has roiled politics across the country for...

Justice Thomas returns to Supreme Court after 1-day absence

Apr. 16, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is back on the bench after an unexplained one-day absence. Thomas, 75, was in his usual seat, to the right of Chief Justice John Roberts as the court met to hear arguments in a case about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. ...