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Bannon indictment defies history of Congress' contempt power

Nov. 16, 2021 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon's indictment on contempt of Congress charges is the nation's first since 1983, and his appearance in federal court provides a rare glimpse into one of U.S. lawmakers' politically messiest and least-used powers. The last successful...

Court seems reluctant to sweep Puerto Rico into SSI program

Nov. 09, 2021 13:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to rule for a resident of Puerto Rico who claims it's unconstitutional to be excluded from a welfare program that's available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The justices acknowledged that the...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

Supreme Court questions controversial Texas abortion law

Nov. 01, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to the controversial Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy. But it...

High court: NY abortion case ruling should be revisited

Nov. 01, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to take another look at a case in which the lower court upheld a New York regulation requiring health insurance plans to cover abortions. The regulation exempts certain religious organizations. In a brief...

Supreme Court won't hear case involving transgender rights

Nov. 01, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to wade into a case involving transgender rights and leaving in place a lower court decision against a Catholic hospital that wouldn't allow a transgender man to have a hysterectomy there. The high court turned away the...

Supreme Court rejects appeal over secretive court's work

Nov. 01, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal over whether the public should have access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The...

Supreme Court to hear case on New York's gun permit law

Oct. 31, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a gun rights case that could lead to more guns on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and threaten restrictions on guns in subways, airports, bars, churches, schools and other places where people gather. The...

Supreme Court declines to block Maine vaccine mandate

Oct. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday. Three conservative justices noted their dissents. The state is not offering a religious...

Lawyer: Guantanamo case should be put on hold at high court

Oct. 26, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee says the Supreme Court should wait to decide a case involving his client until it's clear what the Biden administration will let the man say about his torture abroad by the CIA. The lawyer for Abu Zubaydah told...