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A look at the revived allegations against Justice Kavanaugh

Sep. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new claim of decades-old sexual impropriety by Justice Brett Kavanaugh is rekindling the controversy that nearly derailed his confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. The allegation was unearthed by two New York Times reporters in their research for a book about the Kavanaugh...

AP Interview: Gorsuch rues loss of civility but mum on Trump

Sep. 7, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Neil Gorsuch is following the path of Supreme Court colleagues-turned-authors in a new book in which he laments the loss of civility in public discourse. The 52-year-old justice wrote "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" because Americans should remember that their political opponents...

Analysis: Trump's conservative critics are speaking a code

Sep. 4, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like whisperers in a tempest, conservative-minded officials across the breadth of Donald Trump's government are letting it be known what they think of him, and some of it isn't pretty. But they are speaking oh so softly, in a kind of code, to a country that may only hear shouting. Jim...

Greatest head count in US history is nearly ready for launch

Aug. 27, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how to ensure that it is secure and accurate and the challenge of getting most people to answer questions...

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

Aug. 16, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

North Carolina trial into partisan gerrymandering wraps up

Jul. 26, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina trial that concluded Friday leaves state judges to decide whether they can identify when politicians go too far in drawing voting districts to their advantage, a judgment the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make. A three-judge panel will likely spend weeks digesting...

Stevens praised as 'brilliant man' at Supreme Court ceremony

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan,...