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1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

Sep. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden's nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to...

Providers urge Supreme Court to reject 15-week abortion ban

Sep. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion providers urged the Supreme Court Monday to reject Mississippi's 15-week prohibition on most abortions, saying a decision to uphold it would “invite states to ban abortion entirely.” The filing with the high court comes at a time of...

Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court

Sep. 12, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their...

'RBG' filmmakers find a rich vein: Feminist love stories

Sep. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

The label “date movie” hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. In “RBG,”...

Supreme Court hanging up phone, back to in-person arguments

Sep. 08, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The justices are putting the “court” back in Supreme Court. The high court announced Wednesday that the justices plan to return to their majestic, marble courtroom for arguments beginning in October, more than a year and a half after the in-person...

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Sep. 02, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact. Hours...

Biden makes selection for his top Supreme Court lawyer

Aug. 11, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to be his administration's top Supreme Court lawyer on a permanent basis. Prelogar has served in the position on an acting basis since January, arguing two cases...

Today in History

Aug. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2021. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S....

Vermont Supreme Court justice nominated to US appeals court

Aug. 05, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A justice on the Vermont Supreme Court who played a role in the state's passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law has been nominated to a seat on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House announced Thursday. The announcement...

Today in History

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at...