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Supreme Court backs police in traffic stops

Apr. 6, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can pull over a car when they know only that its owner's license is invalid, even if they don't know who's behind the wheel, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court said in an 8-1 decision that unless there's reason to believe otherwise, it's common sense for an officer to think...

Supreme Court backs police in traffic stops

Apr. 6, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can pull over a car when they know only that its owner's license is invalid, even if they don't know who's behind the wheel, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court said in an 8-1 decision that unless there's reason to believe otherwise, it's common sense for an officer to think...

In this March 16, 2020 photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justices rule for federal employee over age discrimination

Apr. 6, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well, OK, boomer. The Supreme Court made it easier Monday for federal employees 40 and older to sue for age discrimination. The justices ruled 8-1 that federal workers have a lower hurdle to overcome than their counterparts in the private sector. The decision came in the case in which...

The Supreme Court is shown, Monday, April 6, 2020 in Washington. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from the Catholic church in Washington, DC, that sought to place religious-themed ads on public buses.  (AP Photo/Mark Sherman)

Supreme Court rejects church challenge to ban on bus ads

Apr. 6, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Catholic church in Washington, D.C., that sought to place religious-themed ads on public buses. The justices are leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that found no fault with the Washington transit agency policy that banned...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and senior adviser Symone Sanders participate in a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden's status as Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting means the party will choose another man for an office never held by a woman. But he's running with plenty of women behind him, including a yet-to-be-named vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Mar. 26, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. “Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted,” said the former vice president, then 76....

This undated photo provided by Institute for Justice shows James King. A public interest law firm is asking the Supreme Court to consider whether police officers and other government agents should have broad immunity from civil lawsuits. King was a college student at Grand Valley State in Michigan in 2014 when he was beaten. He sued the officers who arrested him, but a judge tossed out the case, ruling that the officers were entitled to immunity for their actions. (Institute for Justice via AP)

Supreme Court petitioned on police officers' legal immunity

Mar. 13, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — James King had no idea that the men who grabbed him and took his wallet were plainclothes officers looking for a fugitive. So he ran off. And when they caught him, he took a monstrous beating. Bystanders also were confused. One called 911 to report the beating, telling a dispatcher:...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at his campaign headquarters, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden's super Tuesday

Mar. 5, 2020 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — His front-runner status slipping, Bernie Sanders refocused his Democratic presidential campaign on surging rival Joe Biden as the Vermont senator's allies grappled with the fallout from a Super Tuesday stumble that raised internal concerns about the direction of his White House bid....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at his campaign headquarters, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden's super Tuesday

Mar. 5, 2020 12:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — His front-runner status slipping, Bernie Sanders refocused his Democratic presidential campaign on surging rival Joe Biden as the Vermont senator's allies grappled with the fallout from a Super Tuesday stumble that raised internal concerns about the direction of his White House bid....

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks as he is endorsed by House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., background, in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

For a historic high court pick, Dems must think outside box

Feb. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is dangling a history-making promise shortly before South Carolina's presidential primary on Saturday, the first 2020 contest featuring a majority black electorate. Elect him president, Biden says, and he might nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. “As...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is ruling 5-4 to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

Feb. 25, 2020 9:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa...