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Justices seem sympathetic to Cruz in campaign finance case

Jan. 19, 2022 16:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to Sen. Ted Cruz in a challenge the Texas Republican brought to a provision of campaign finance law limiting the repayment of federal candidates’ loans to their campaigns. ...

High court hears case involving painting stolen by Nazis

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man and a Spanish museum locked in a dispute over a valuable impressionist masterpiece stolen by the Nazis should be able to agree on one thing, Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday during arguments in the case at the Supreme Court. “Can everyone...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 13, 2022 21:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

Supreme Court skeptical of Biden's workplace vaccine rule

Jan. 07, 2022 21:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration's authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation's large employers. The court seemed more open to a separate vaccine mandate...

April execution date set for oldest Texas death row inmate

Jan. 04, 2022 17:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The oldest Texas death row inmate is to be executed in April for killing a Houston police officer more than 30 years ago, prosecutors said Tuesday. A Houston state judge scheduled the execution of Carl Wayne Buntion, 77, for April 21 during a Tuesday court hearing. ...

High court confirms justices have received COVID-19 booster

Jan. 04, 2022 15:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says all nine justices have received COVID-19 booster shots. The court's confirmation came Tuesday amid the omicron variant surging and in-person arguments over vaccines scheduled at the court on Friday. The court confirmed that the justices have...

Chief justice: Judges must better avoid financial conflicts

Dec. 31, 2021 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says the federal judiciary needs to do more to ensure judges don't participate in cases where they have financial conflicts of interest. Roberts made the comments as part of his annual report on the federal judiciary...

High court keeps limits on lobster fishing to protect whales

Dec. 03, 2021 18:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday against Maine lobster fishermen who sought to block new fishing restrictions that are designed to protect rare whales. The new rules make an approximately 950-square-mile area of the Gulf of Maine essentially...

With Roe in question, justices dig into private debate

Dec. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion rights in the United States. They will meet in private before the week ends and take an...