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Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for now

Sep. 14, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last. By a 5-4 vote Wednesday, the justices lifted a temporary hold on a court order that requires Yeshiva University to...

Justice Sotomayor visits Bronx for unveiling of her statue

Sep. 08, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned Thursday to the Bronx community where she grew up to see the unveiling of her bronze statue at a shopping center in the heart of the community. In brief remarks after the likeness was unveiled, Sotomayor, 68, said...

Sotomayor denies NYPD detective's plea to block vax mandate

Aug. 29, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday denied an appeal from a New York Police Department detective who asked for an emergency injunction to keep the city from firing him over its mandate that municipal employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus. ...

NYPD detective asks Supreme Court to block vaccine mandate

Aug. 25, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the city from firing him and other workers for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawyers for Detective Anthony Marciano asked the court Thursday for an emergency injunction that...

Today in History: August 8, Nixon announces his resignation

Aug. 08, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2022. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he...

Today in History: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

Aug. 06, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named...

High court's Sotomayor, Barrett try to persuade each other

Jul. 28, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Supreme Court justices who disagree most often on the outcomes of cases say they both still try hard to persuade each other, and sometimes succeed. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Amy Coney Barrett made the comments in a pretaped conversation made public for the...

AP-NORC poll: 2 in 3 in US favor term limits for justices

Jul. 25, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to a new poll that finds a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans saying they have “hardly any” confidence in the court. The poll from...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy

Jul. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The court's order Thursday leaves the policy frozen nationwide for now. The vote...