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Mississippi argues Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade

Jul. 22, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers...

Justices turn away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

Jul. 02, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil...

Unusually agreeable justices end term with conservative wins

Jul. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what the coming years of the right's dominance could look like for the nation's highest court. ...

Whither #MeToo? Chilling effect of Cosby reversal feared

Jul. 01, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

When Indira Henard, director of the DC Rape Crisis Center, received the text message Wednesday, she thought she wasn’t reading her phone correctly. “Indira oh my god,” said the message from a colleague. “Cosby’s walking out of prison.” “I put on the news and...

Today in History

Jul. 01, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2021. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 2015, after more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 30, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 29 The Miami Herald on a disturbing, larger question in Surfside condo collapse: South Florida’s long and sordid history of shoddy building practices is hard...

Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

Jun. 29, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over the votes of four objecting conservative justices. The court on Tuesday rejected a plea by landlords to end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Supreme Court won't sidetrack plans for natural gas pipeline

Jun. 29, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to New Jersey and other states seeking a way to oppose pipelines running through their land, siding with a pipeline company Tuesday in a dispute over New Jersey land needed for a natural gas pipeline. Both liberal and...

Justices deny Wyoming, Montana coal suit against Washington

Jun. 28, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that it won't allow Wyoming and Montana to sue Washington state for denying a key permit to build a coal export dock that would have sent coal to Asia. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito voted in the...

Supreme Court revives St. Louis police in-custody death case

Jun. 28, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday revived claims of excessive force against St. Louis police officers in a case in which a homeless man died after being restrained in handcuffs and leg shackles. In an unsigned opinion, a majority of the court agreed to send...