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Supreme Court rules against inmates in right-to-counsel case

May. 23, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled along ideological lines Monday against two Arizona death row inmates who had argued that their lawyers did a poor job representing them in state court. The ruling will make it harder for certain inmates sentenced to death or long terms in prison who...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

May. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics. ...

Justices hold 1st meeting since leak of draft Roe opinion

May. 12, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s nine justices met in private Thursday for the first time since the leak of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade and sharply curtail abortion rights in roughly half the states. The court offered no word on what was discussed in the...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

May. 04, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case from Mississippi in December, it was clear to observers that there was substantial support among the court's conservative majority for overruling two landmark decisions that established and reaffirmed a woman’s...

Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

Apr. 28, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fertile mind of Justice Stephen Breyer has conjured a stream of hypothetical questions through the years that have, in the words of a colleague, “befuddled” lawyers and justices alike. Breyer, 83, seemed a bit subdued as he sat through the last of more...

Today in History: April 28, Mussolini is executed

Apr. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 28, the 118th day of 2022. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1994, former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had passed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then...

High court could free Biden to end Trump asylum policy

Apr. 26, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers. Questions from conservative and liberal justices during nearly two hours of...

Supreme Court tackles case about praying football coach

Apr. 25, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coach who crosses himself before a game. A teacher who reads the Bible aloud before the bell rings. A coach who hosts an after-school Christian youth group in his home. Supreme Court justices discussed all those hypothetical scenarios Monday while hearing...

AP-NORC poll: Many support Jackson court confirmation

Apr. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans approve than disapprove of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as its first Black female justice, a new poll finds, but that support is politically lopsided. And a majority of Black Americans — but fewer white and Hispanic Americans —...