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Justices consider hearing a case on 'most offensive word'

May. 13, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees “boy." Management ignored two large swastikas painted on a storage room wall. And for six...

Jim Klobuchar, columnist and US senator's father, dies at 93

May. 12, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Klobuchar died Wednesday at the Emerald Crest care facility in Burnsville, a Twin...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 7, 2021. Editorial: Texas GOP lawmakers trust you with a gun — but not with the vote Texas Republican lawmakers say we should assume a person walking down the street, gun holstered to hip, is a law-abiding citizen...

An unusual coalition as Supreme Court rules for immigrant

Apr. 29, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of Supreme Court justices joined Thursday to rule in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation in a case that the court said turned on the meaning of the shortest word, “a.” By a 6-3 vote, the court sided with Agusto...

Biden announces 2nd round of diverse federal judiciary picks

Apr. 29, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday another diverse group of candidates for his second round of judicial nominations, a day after some in his first slate of picks went before a Senate committee. The second round is three nominees: a woman who...

Supreme Court wrestles with New Jersey pipeline case

Apr. 28, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with how to resolve a clash between the state of New Jersey and a pipeline company over land the company needs for a natural gas pipeline. The proposed pipeline would run from Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County to...

Dems laud racial diversity as panel turns focus to judges

Apr. 28, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Senate hearing for President Joe Biden’s judicial nominations featured two African American nominees for appeals court openings, giving Democrats an early chance to promote racial diversity on the bench and provide a contrast to the Trump era, when no Blacks...

Wary Supreme Court weighs student's Snapchat profanity case

Apr. 28, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on the other. The...

Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

Apr. 26, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice Amy...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: David faces Goliaths over pipeline

Apr. 23, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one side of an upcoming Supreme Court case over a proposed natural gas pipeline in New Jersey are two lawyers with more than 250 arguments between them. On the other is Jeremy Feigenbaum, a lawyer for New Jersey who will be making his first Supreme Court appearance. ...