Latest Supreme courts News

South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law have been pushed into the new year. Oral arguments in the case had originally been planned for next month, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled them...

SC chief judge tells magistrates they need to work 40 hours

Nov. 26, 2021 10:22 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top judge is telling full-time magistrates they must work 40-hour weeks or face discipline. Chief Justice Don Beatty issued an order earlier this month saying it had been brought to his attention that some magistrates are working...

Russian court hears petition to close renowned rights group

Nov. 25, 2021 08:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday started hearing a petition to shut down one of the country’s oldest and most prominent human rights groups, a move that elicited public outrage and is part of a months-long crackdown on activists, independent media and opposition...

Mexico gets female central bank head, supreme court justice

Nov. 24, 2021 18:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president nominated the first woman to serve as governor of the country’s central bank Wednesday, saying that getting women into high office was a priority. The move comes one day after another female justice was named to the Supreme...

US abortions may be inching up after decades of decline

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions appear to be inching up after a long decline, though officials are cautious about calling it an upward trend because a government report issued Wednesday is incomplete. National abortion figures in 2017 reached their lowest level since the...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Israeli court rejects Gaza man's appeal in deadly strike

Nov. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a Palestinian man who was seeking an apology and compensation from Israel over a 2009 tank strike that killed three of his daughters and a niece in the Gaza Strip. The ruling appeared to be the...

NJ closer to withdrawing from port watchdog commission

Nov. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The state of New Jersey has moved closer to withdrawing from a bi-state commission formed to monitor corruption at the New York region’s ports. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the Waterfront Commission of New York...

Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

Nov. 23, 2021 12:23 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The only person convicted in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher was freed Tuesday after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence, his lawyer said. Attorney Fabrizio Ballarini said Rudy Guede’s planned Jan. 4 release had been moved up a...

WVa court dissolves injunction in paycheck union dues suit

Nov. 22, 2021 16:26 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court on Monday gave a temporary setback to labor groups who challenged a new law prohibiting union dues or fees from being withheld from state employee paychecks. The five-member court said a Kanawha County circuit judge...