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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...

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...

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

Sep. 17, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize — for now — an LGBTQ student group. In an email to students, university officials on Friday said...

Justices side with LGBTQ group at Jewish university, for now

Sep. 14, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for an LGBTQ group to gain official recognition from a Jewish university in New York, though that may not last. By a 5-4 vote Wednesday, the justices lifted a temporary hold on a court order that requires Yeshiva University to...

Florida judge faces criticism following order in Trump case

Sep. 06, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon is facing sharp criticism following her decision this week to grant a request by former President Donald Trump's legal team for an independent arbiter to review documents obtained during an FBI search of his Florida property last...

Supreme Court fencing removed, but building remains closed

Aug. 29, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The large fencing that has encircled the U.S. Supreme Court for months has now been removed. The non-scalable fencing was gone Monday morning, leaving only small barricades blocking off the plaza and steps in front of the high court. Court...

Trump supporters' threats to judge spur democracy concerns

Aug. 17, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant. But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision to approve a search warrant has been far from routine. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 16 The Washington Post on Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi brutality: Salma al-Shehab, the mother of two young children, was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds and took time...

After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 29, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. July 24, 2022. Editorial: State child tax credit needlessly complicated It’s safe to assume that the Connecticut child tax credit, like the federal version it’s modeled after, was passed with the best of intentions. There are undoubtedly...