Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Aug. 24, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over...

Attorney who challenged Arkansas gay marriage ban dies

Aug. 23, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Cheryl Maples, an attorney who successfully challenged Arkansas' gay marriage ban before the nation's highest court said same-sex couples could wed, has died at age 69. Maples died Thursday in Little Rock from complications of congestive heart failure, her daughter Melina...

Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist prayer-policy suit

Aug. 23, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court reversed a lower court decision and ruled Friday that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' policy of barring atheists from delivering invocations does not violate the U.S. Constitution. Friday's decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds...

Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time

Aug. 23, 2019 2:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time.

The Latest: Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed

Aug. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer(all times local): 11 p.m. A serial killer who preyed on older gay men during a rampage 25 years ago around the U.S. East Coast has been put to death. The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis says 57-year-old Gary Ray Bowles was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m....

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

Aug. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the...

Boise asks US Supreme Court to review public camping ruling

Aug. 22, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise, Idaho, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision rejecting the city's ban on people sleeping in public places. The city filed documents Thursday seeking the review after the lower court in September sided with six homeless...

Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

Aug. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the state...

The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

Aug. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate convicted in the 1998 killing of a suburban Houston community college student (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Texas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community...

Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a Tennessee law requiring women to wait 48 hours before getting an abortion argue that such restrictions help perpetuate negative stereotypes about gender. The argument is part of a lengthy lawsuit challenging the legality of the waiting period rule, which Tennessee's...