Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Justices reject rules fast-tracking redistricting lawsuits

May. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican request that all state redistricting lawsuits start in the high court. In its order denying the request, the court recapped the arguments for and against the Republicans' request, but it...

Federal murder charges in 11 Oklahoma cases due to McGirt

May. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Eleven men whose murder convictions in Oklahoma were overturned because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction in tribal territories have been charged with federal murder counts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. A...

Justices consider hearing a case on 'most offensive word'

May. 13, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees “boy." Management ignored two large swastikas painted on a storage room wall. And for six...

Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution

May. 13, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man scheduled for execution in three weeks is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the state from moving forward with his lethal injection while it reviews his case. Attorneys for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr. filed the request on Thursday,...

Federal bill to address criminal jurisdiction in Oklahoma

May. 10, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two of the most powerful Native American tribes in Oklahoma said Monday they've reached an agreement on federal legislation that would address concerns over criminal jurisdiction in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The leaders of the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 05, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. May 3, 2021. Editorial: Manchin’s plan to rebuild will help WV Last week, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., co-sponsored two pieces of legislation that could help West Virginians recover economically in the twilight of the coal...

Top court spurns appeal in Ball State student's 1994 killing

May. 05, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a central Indiana man's appeal of his life sentence for fatally shooting a Ball State University student in 1994 during an attempted robbery. The court issued an order Monday declining to hear Larry Wayne Newton...

Supreme Court skeptical of low-level crack offender's case

May. 04, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crack cocaine trafficking kingpins convicted more than a decade ago can ask courts to reduce their prison terms under a 2018 federal law. The Supreme Court on Tuesday sounded skeptical that people convicted of older low-level crack crimes can do the same. ...

Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case

May. 03, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet, with Justice Clarence Thomas alone arguing that the court should have heard her case. The woman, who attended the U.S. Military Academy from 2008...

Supreme Court won't take Maryland bump stock ban case

May. 03, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take up a challenge to Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster. The high court on Monday turned away a challenge to the ban, which took effect in October 2018. A lower court had...