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The Supreme Court leaves in place the admissions plan at an elite Virginia public high school

Feb. 20, 2024 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that some parents claimed discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans. The court's order, over the dissent of Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence...

Virginia lawmakers advancing bills that aim to protect access to contraception

Feb. 15, 2024 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats who control the state Legislature are advancing legislation that aims to protect access to a wide range of contraception, something they say should not be taken for granted after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

Oyez, oyez, oyez: A listener's guide to Supreme Court arguments over Trump and the ballot

Feb. 08, 2024 06:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the 2024 ballot because of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The justices will wrestle...

What to know about Supreme Court arguments over Trump, the Capitol attack and the ballot

Feb. 07, 2024 13:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has scheduled a special session to hear arguments over whether former President Donald Trump is ineligible to be president again and can be kept off the ballot. The case, to be argued Thursday, stems from a section of the 14th Amendment that's...

A little fish at the Supreme Court could take a big bite out of regulatory power

Jan. 16, 2024 09:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business and conservative interest groups that want to limit the power of federal regulators think they have a winner in the Atlantic herring and the boats that sweep the modest fish into their holds by the millions. In a Supreme Court term increasingly dominated...

The Supreme Court will decide if Donald Trump can be kept off 2024 presidential ballots

Jan. 05, 2024 19:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the ballot because of his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, inserting the court squarely in the 2024 presidential campaign. The justices acknowledged the...

Chief Justice Roberts casts a wary eye on the uses of artificial intelligence in the federal courts

Dec. 31, 2023 18:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday turned his focus to the promise, and shortcomings, of artificial intelligence in the federal courts, in an annual report that made no mention of Supreme Court ethics or legal controversies involving Donald Trump. Describing...

The Supreme Court will rule on limits on a commonly used abortion medication

Dec. 13, 2023 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to take up a dispute over a medication used in the most common method of abortion in the United States, its first abortion case since it overturned Roe v. Wade last year. The justices will hear appeals from the Biden...

The Supreme Court rejects an appeal over bans on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children

Dec. 11, 2023 10:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case about whether state and local governments can enforce laws banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children. Over the dissent of three conservative justices, the court turned away an appeal from Washington, where...

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93

Dec. 01, 2023 20:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a...