Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Sep. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion. “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week. Vice President...

Judiciary unveils Barbera’s portrait, a first for a woman

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The official portrait of retired Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera was destined to be highly symbolic, as it would be the first of 24 such drawings of the state’s top jurists going back to 1778 to feature a woman. But contained in the...

In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion

Sep. 24, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker. “Bans off our bodies,” the signs said. “Abortion is...

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Sep. 23, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. ...

Judge: State must preserve evidence from halted execution

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered Alabama to preserve records and medical supplies associated with a lethal injection attempt after the prison system acknowledged multiple attempts to access the inmate’s veins before calling off the execution. U.S. District...

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...

U.S. Supreme Court lifts injunction, says Alabama can execute inmate in 1999 slaying

Sep. 22, 2022 22:20 PM EDT
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court lifts injunction, says Alabama can execute inmate in 1999 slaying.

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement

Sep. 22, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. Cheverus High School, a...

Alabama asks US Supreme Court to let execution proceed

Sep. 22, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Alabama’s attempt to proceed with the execution of an inmate who claims the state lost his paperwork selecting an alternative to lethal injection. In a 2-1 decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the...