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Supreme Court casts doubt on GOP-led states' efforts to regulate social media platforms

Feb. 26, 2024 22:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the...

What to know about New York and Arizona’s fight over extraditing suspect in grisly hotel killing

Feb. 22, 2024 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in the killing of a woman found bludgeoned to death with an iron in a Manhattan hotel was apprehended in Arizona this week. But in a legal twist, Arizona officials are balking at sending him to New York to answer to authorities. The top prosecutor in...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency sought to continue enforcing an anti-air-pollution rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country. The EPA's “good...

Threats to federal judges have more than doubled in 'alarming' spike, US Marshals director says

Feb. 14, 2024 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of threats targeting federal judges has more than doubled over the last three years amid a surge in violent and harassing messages directed at public officials around the U.S., the head of the U.S. Marshals said in congressional testimony Wednesday. ...

The Supreme Court wrestles with major challenges to the power of federal regulators

Jan. 18, 2024 07:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday voiced support for weakening the power of federal regulators, but it was not clear whether a majority would overturn a precedent that has guided American law for four decades over everything from the safety of food and drugs to...

A little fish at the Supreme Court could take a big bite out of regulatory power

Jan. 16, 2024 09:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business and conservative interest groups that want to limit the power of federal regulators think they have a winner in the Atlantic herring and the boats that sweep the modest fish into their holds by the millions. In a Supreme Court term increasingly dominated...

Trump transformed the Supreme Court. Now the justices could decide his political and legal future

Dec. 21, 2023 09:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump touts his transformation of the U.S. Supreme Court as one of his presidency's greatest accomplishments. Now his legal and political future may lie in the hands of the court he pushed to the right. With three Trump-appointed justices leading a...

The Supreme Court rejects an appeal over bans on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children

Dec. 11, 2023 10:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case about whether state and local governments can enforce laws banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children. Over the dissent of three conservative justices, the court turned away an appeal from Washington, where...