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Supreme Court will hear case over no-fly list

Nov. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up the Trump administration’s bid to end a lawsuit filed by Muslim men who say they were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants. The three foreign-born men claim in the lawsuit that their religious...

Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues

Nov. 21, 2019 9:50 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman alleges the state is wrongly enforcing laws barring recognition of same-sex marriages, five years after a federal judge found such a ban to be unconstitutional. In a lawsuit, attorneys for Denali Nicole Smith say Smith was denied eligibility for the check paid to...

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a...

House urges court to lift hold on subpoena for Trump records

Nov. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Manhattan’s top prosecutor told the Supreme Court Thursday that President Donald Trump’s arguments to shield his tax returns and financial records are weak, and not deserving of the justices’ intervention. The Democrats said they should be allowed...

AP Exclusive: DOJ would take halted executions to high court

Nov. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus to the Supreme Court if necessary. Barr’s comments came hours after a district court judge temporarily...

The Latest: US may take federal execution case to high court

Nov. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on federal executions (all times local): 6 p.m. Attorney General William Barr tells The Associated Press he will take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus to the Supreme Court if necessary. Barr’s comments came hours...

Mexico strikes automatic child custody for divorced moms

Nov. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s high court has struck down a clause in the capital’s family code automatically granting custody of young children to mothers in divorce cases. The Supreme Court found Thursday that the rule governing custody of kids under 12 years old is unconstitutional for making...

Ex-inmate designing Philadelphia mural on mass incarceration

Nov. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man sent to prison for life at 17 has been chosen for an arts residency housed at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and will design a public mural that condemns mass incarceration. James “Yaya” Hough, 45, of Pittsburgh, is one of the hundreds of...

Court: Man charged with child porn can withhold his password

Nov. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EST

A man charged with child pornography does not have to give police his computer password and risk incriminating himself, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday on an issue that has divided courts across the country. Defendant Joseph Davis has been in the Luzerne County Jail for four years while lawyers...

Court ponders discipline against Sandusky case ex-prosecutor

Nov. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for the agency that investigates misconduct by lawyers told Pennsylvania’s highest court Wednesday that a yearlong law license suspension is justified against one of the primary prosecutors in Jerry Sandusky’s 2012 child molestation trial. Amelia Kittredge with...