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Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  The Supreme Court is siding with two Catholic schools in a ruling that underscores that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Jul. 8, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination. In both cases the court ruled 7-2, with two...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks in Washington. President Donald Trump has visions of establishing by the final months of his second term—should he win one—a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the prominent figures in the nation’s history, including Justice Scalia, that he sees as the “greatest Americans to ever live.” The president unveiled his plan Friday, July 3, 2020, during his speech at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, S.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes

Jul. 4, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans to ever live.”...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Election-year retirement unlikely

Jun. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time a Supreme Court justice announced his retirement in a presidential election year, most of the current justices were too young to vote. It was 1968, and things didn't work out as planned. The nomination to replace Chief Justice Earl Warren failed in that turbulent year, and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 17, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 17 The Post and Courier on remembering the nine African American parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church who were massacred by a white supremacist: Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing on the evening of...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Solicitor General Noel Francisco poses for a photograph at the Department of Justice in Washington. Francisco, who as the Trump administration's top Supreme Court lawyer defended controversial policies including the president's travel ban, push to add a citizenship question to the census and decision to restrict service in the military by transgender people, is leaving the job. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Noel Francisco, top Trump administration lawyer, departing

Jun. 17, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer announced Wednesday he is leaving the job after three years in which he represented the government in a series of high-profile cases. Noel Francisco argued 17 cases before the Supreme Court as solicitor general. He defended...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. It’s the time of the year when Supreme Court justices can get testy, but they might have to find a new way to show it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Pandemic means a silent June at the Supreme Court

Jun. 4, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the time of the year when Supreme Court justices can get testy. They might have to find a new way to show it. The court's most fought-over decisions in its most consequential cases often come in June, with dueling majority and dissenting opinions. But when a justice is truly steamed...