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Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

The Latest | First day of Trump's hush money trial adjourns with no jurors selected

Apr. 15, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first day of Donald Trump 's historic hush money trial ended Monday after hours of pretrial motions and an initial jury selection process that saw dozens of prospective jurors excused after they said they could not be fair or impartial. The court ultimately adjourned without...

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

Apr. 15, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howell wrote 500 pages that spanned...

Justice Thomas misses Supreme Court session Monday with no explanation

Apr. 15, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was absent from the court Monday with no explanation. Thomas, 75, also was not participating remotely in arguments, as justices sometimes do when they are ill or otherwise can't be there in person. Chief Justice...

Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

Apr. 14, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occasionally quixotic relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham has again turned negative after the South Carolina senator criticized the former president for refusing to support a federal abortion ban. Trump repeatedly disparaged...

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

Apr. 14, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) — A pickleball game in this leafy Oregon community was suddenly interrupted one rainy weekend morning by the arrival of an ambulance. Paramedics rushed through the park toward a tent, one of dozens illegally erected by the town's hundreds of homeless people, then play...

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe's demise

Apr. 13, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee's strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in...

Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning

Apr. 13, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No woman has appeared more often before the Supreme Court than Lisa Blatt, who will make her 50th argument this month. No lawyer, male or female, has done it with quite the same mix of humor, passion and style. And her win-loss record isn't bad, either: 40-6,...

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here's what's happening in other states

Apr. 12, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states....

Man gets 7½ years for 2022 firebombing of Wisconsin anti-abortion office

Apr. 12, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison after pleading guilty to firebombing the office of an anti-abortion group two years ago. Hridindu Roychowdhury, 29, of Madison, also will serve three years on supervised release under the sentence...