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Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 6 The Washington Post on SCOTUS and how government works The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning...

Highlights from Supreme Court term: Rulings on Trump, regulation, abortion, guns and homelessness

Jul. 02, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ended its term by ruling for the first time that former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution, a decision that almost certainly means Donald Trump won't stand trial before the November election. That closely watched ruling, which drew sharp dissent...

Sotomayor's dissent: A president should not be a 'king above the law'

Jul. 01, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unsparing dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the Supreme Court allowed a president to become a “king above the law” in its ruling that limited the scope of criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S....

The Supreme Court casts doubt on Florida and Texas laws to regulate social media platforms

Jul. 01, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday kept on hold efforts by Texas and Florida to limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users in a ruling that strongly defended the platforms' free speech rights. Writing...

The Supreme Court weakens federal regulators, overturning decades-old Chevron decision

Jun. 28, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday upended a 40-year-old decision that made it easier for the federal government to regulate the environment, public health, workplace safety and consumer protections, delivering a far-reaching and potentially lucrative victory to business interests. ...

The Supreme Court rejects a nationwide opioid settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

Jun. 27, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would have shielded members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids but also would have provided billions of dollars to combat...

The Supreme Court strips the SEC of a critical enforcement tool in fraud cases

Jun. 27, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday stripped the Securities and Exchange Commission of a major tool in fighting securities fraud in a decision that also could have far-reaching effects on other regulatory agencies. The justices ruled in a 6-3 vote that people accused of...

The Supreme Court rejects a settlement in a water dispute between New Mexico and Texas

Jun. 21, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a settlement between Western states over the management of one of North America’s longest rivers. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the water-sharing deal between Texas and New Mexico can't go through because the...

Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

May. 23, 2024 21:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. In dissent, liberal justices warned that the court...

Supreme Court sides with music producer in copyright case over sample in Flo Rida hit

May. 09, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with a music producer in a copyright case Thursday, allowing him to seek more than a decade's worth of damages over a sample used in a hit Flo Rida song. The 6-3 decision came in a case filed by Sherman Nealy, who was suing over music used...