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High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

Apr. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. In a dissent, a liberal...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

Oklahoman charged with threatening federal officials

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with 10 counts of threatening former President George W. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and and six members of Congress. Court documents dated Thursday allege Michael Brandon Houck made the...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

Mar. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments...

High court: More police excessive force suits can go forward

Mar. 25, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them, in a case that will allow more excessive force lawsuits against police to go forward. The justices ruled 5-3 on Thursday that Roxanne Torres' suit...

High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

Mar. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed when police can enter homes without a warrant, with the justices making up scenarios involving elderly neighbors, a cat in a tree, a mask-less social gathering and even a Van Gogh painting to help them resolve the case. ...

Court leans toward tribal police in traffic stop and search

Mar. 23, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to allow tribal police officers to stop and search non-Indians on tribal lands over concerns that drunk drivers or even violent criminals might otherwise elude authorities. The justices heard arguments in the...

Justices seem ready to rule against unions in farm case

Mar. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions. The justices were hearing arguments in a case involving a...

High court won't hear fishermen case against ocean monument

Mar. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a fishing group that challenged the creation of a large federally protected area in the Atlantic Ocean. The group sued to try to get rid of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National...

Now vaccinated, justices gather privately at Supreme Court

Mar. 19, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to a little bit of normal following a year disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the justices met in person Friday for a regularly scheduled private conference, court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said. The justices...