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Clinics ask high court to block Texas 6-week abortion ban

Aug. 30, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion providers in Texas are asking the Supreme Court to prevent enforcement of a state law that would allow private citizens to sue anyone for helping a woman get an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. The request to the court comes after...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court on Tuesday...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 24, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court...

Supreme Court halts reinstating 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Aug. 21, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is temporarily halting a judge's order that would have forced the government to reinstate a Trump administration policy forcing thousands to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. Justice Samuel Alito issued the temporary...

Today in History

Jul. 19, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 19, the 200th day of 2021. There are 165 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and...

US Supreme Court backs Minnesota Amish in septic tank fight

Jul. 02, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court sided Friday with members of an Amish group in Minnesota who are fighting efforts by authorities to compel them to install septic systems, sending their appeal back to a state court for reconsideration in light of the high court's recent ruling in a...

Justices turn away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

Jul. 02, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil...

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Jul. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a...

Unusually agreeable justices end term with conservative wins

Jul. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what the coming years of the right's dominance could look like for the nation's highest court. ...

Conservative high court upholds state voting restrictions

Jul. 01, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its new strength, the Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday cut back on a landmark voting rights law in a decision likely to help Republican states fight challenges to voting restrictions they’ve put in place following last year’s elections. ...