Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

The Supreme Court appears torn about a Trump-era ban on a gun accessory known as bump stocks

Feb. 28, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared torn Wednesday about a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns and was used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The high court...

How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

Feb. 28, 2024 13:55 PM EST

When gun accessories known as bump stocks first hit the market more than a decade ago, the U.S. government initially concluded the devices did not violate federal law despite enabling semi-automatic weapons to spray bullets at the rapid-fire rate of a machine gun. That changed after...

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

Feb. 28, 2024 09:23 AM EST

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of...

Supreme Court casts doubt on GOP-led states' efforts to regulate social media platforms

Feb. 26, 2024 22:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday on state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the...

Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

Feb. 26, 2024 21:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at easing Kentucky's near-total abortion ban by creating limited exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest was introduced Monday in the GOP-dominated House, as lawmakers wrangle with an issue at the forefront of last year's campaign for governor....

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Trump tells religious broadcasters he'll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left

Feb. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump promised to use a second term in the White House to defend Christian values and even suggested he'd shield the faith's central iconography, warning a convention of religious broadcasters on Thursday night that the left wants “to tear down...

Some Republicans are voicing doubt over Alabama IVF ruling. Democrats see an opportunity

Feb. 23, 2024 09:33 AM EST

Some Republicans joined Democrats in expressing alarm over a ruling this week by the Alabama Supreme Court that jeopardized future access to in vitro fertilization, giving allies of President Joe Biden new fuel for their efforts to center abortion access in the presidential election. ...

Panama's judiciary orders arrest of ex-president holed up in Nicaragua's embassy

Feb. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian authorities on Thursday ordered the arrest of former President Ricardo Martinelli, who has been holed up in the Nicaraguan Embassy since receiving political asylum from that country earlier this month. A judge approved a requested change of...

Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional

Feb. 22, 2024 13:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a 174-year-old state law that conservatives have interpreted as an abortion ban. It's the second legal challenge to the statute since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Roe v. Wade. ...