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Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

Jul. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to...

Barr sees a legal way to ask about citizenship on census

Jul. 9, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling that forbade asking the question. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump...

Barr sees a way for census to legally ask about citizenship

Jul. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling that forbade asking the question. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Did Ginsburg hint at census outcome?

Jul. 3, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been another taxing term for reporters who try to forecast the outcome of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Many of us wrote that based on arguments in late April, the court's five conservative justices would allow the Trump administration to go forward with a citizenship question on...

Roberts' Supreme Court defies easy political labels

Jun. 29, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed Republicans a huge victory that protects even the most extreme partisan electoral districts from federal court challenge, critics blasted him as worthy of being impeached, a politician who should run for office and a traitor. But the...

Justices won't revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

Jun. 28, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't revive Alabama's attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions after the measure was blocked by lower courts. The justices on Friday rejected the state's appeal and declined to review a lower court ruling that blocked the law. The...

High court keeps citizenship question off census for now

Jun. 27, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising move, the Supreme Court on Thursday kept the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now, and the question's opponents say there's no time to revisit the issue before next week's scheduled start to the printing of census forms. But...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation's highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the...

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales law

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that makes it hard for outsiders to break into the state's liquor sales market. The court voted 7-2 in ruling that a state requirement that someone live in Tennessee for two years to be eligible for a license to sell liquor...

Today in History

Jun. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2019. There are 191 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape...