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Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

Oct. 01, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution's legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin a new term that could push American law to the right on issues of race, voting and the environment. Following June's momentous...

Justice Jackson says she has 'a seat at the table'

Sep. 30, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson spoke at the Library of Congress several hours after she made her...

1/6 chairman: Ginni Thomas reiterates false election claims

Sep. 29, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, stood by the false claim that the 2020 election was fraudulent during an interview Thursday with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, the panel's chairman said. ...

Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida

Sep. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol announced Tuesday that it had postponed a hearing scheduled for Wednesday as a hurricane hurtled toward the Florida coast. The committee had planned to hold what was likely to be its final...

Billy Eichner made a great rom-com. Now its audiences' turn.

Sep. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of “Bros,” Billy Eichner exhorted the crowd to keep cheering. “Keep it going!” implored Eichner. “I want a longer ovation than ‘The Whale! ’” In the whistle-stop lead-up to the...

Today in History: September 27, Taliban take power

Sep. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of...

Breyer: Supreme Court leaker still appears to be a mystery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a Washington mystery that no one seems able to unravel. The Supreme Court apparently still hasn't found the person who leaked a draft of the court's major abortion decision earlier this year. In a television interview airing this weekend, retired Supreme...

Virginia Thomas agrees to interview with Jan. 6 panel

Sep. 21, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Mark Paoletta said Thomas...

Judge holds gun ban for felony defendants unconstitutional

Sep. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

PECOS, Texas (AP) — A U.S. law banning those under felony indictments from buying guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge in West Texas ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge David Counts, whom then-President Donald Trump appointed to the federal bench, dismissed a federal indictment...

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

Sep. 15, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.” The...