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Justices cheered at conservative group's anniversary dinner

Nov. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the five Supreme Court justices who overturned the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Justice Samuel Alito got a long, loud ovation Thursday night from a...

Justices seem to favor most of Native child welfare law

Nov. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The justices heard more than three hours of arguments in a broad...

Jackson, in dissent, issues first Supreme Court opinion

Nov. 07, 2022 15:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first Supreme Court opinion Monday, a short dissent in support of a death row inmate from Ohio. Jackson wrote that she would have thrown out lower court rulings in the case of Ohio inmate Davel Chinn, whose lawyers...

High court told jurors were misled in Arizona death row case

Nov. 01, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a man on Arizona’s death row told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that jurors in the case were wrongly told that the only way to ensure the man would never walk free was to sentence him to death. The man, John Montenegro Cruz, argued that the...

Affirmative action in jeopardy after justices raise doubts

Oct. 31, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The survival of affirmative action in higher education appeared to be in serious trouble Monday at a conservative-dominated Supreme Court after hours of debate over vexing questions of race. The most diverse court in the nation's history — among the nine...

Justices’ past affirmative action views, in their own words

Oct. 31, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that is the most diverse in history will hear two cases Monday challenging the use of affirmative action in higher education. It's a topic a number of the justices have already said a lot about. The cases say that Harvard University and the...

Court rejects appeal to give American Samoans citizenship

Oct. 17, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal seeking to give people born in American Samoa U.S. citizenship. In leaving in place an appeals court decision, the court also passed up an invitation to overturn a series of decisions dating back to 1901 known as the...

In her own words: Justice Jackson speaks volumes from bench

Oct. 08, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and its newest justice, said before the term began that she was “ready to work.” She made that clear during arguments in the opening cases. The tally: 4,568 words spoken over nearly six hours...

Justices mull latest challenge to landmark voting rights law

Oct. 04, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared open Tuesday to making it harder to create majority Black electoral districts, in an Alabama case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the United States. The justices heard two...

Supreme Court welcomes the public again, and a new justice

Oct. 03, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a new justice on the bench, the public back in the courtroom and a spirited debate in a case that pits environmental protections against property rights. The new member of the court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson,...