Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Court declines to hear church's attack on COVID restrictions

Aug. 02, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a lawsuit by a Maine church that sought to take a preemptive strike against future restrictions associated with a variant of the virus that’s spreading across the country. Calvary Chapel in Orrington...

NJ court narrows rules on police stops for obscured plates

Aug. 02, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Police won't be allowed to conduct stops of cars whose license plate frames obscure only part of the plate, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that could have far-reaching implications for drivers around the state. The court's ruling in the cases of two...

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them

Aug. 02, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. ...

Frustration as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire

Aug. 01, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger and frustration mounted in Congress as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday — one Democratic lawmaker even camping outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes. Lawmakers...

Evictions looming, Biden fails to get Congress to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19...

Pelosi, Schumer huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats huddled with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between Biden,...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

GOP govs, lawmakers supporting Mississippi anti-abortion law

Jul. 29, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for South...

Idaho governor signs onto major abortion-rights challenge

Jul. 29, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He joined Republican governors from 11 other states in...

Bayer takes additional $4.5 billion charge for Roundup suits

Jul. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer said Thursday it would take a provision of $4.5 billion against second-quarter earnings to put the company on what it said would be a path to closure of thousands of U.S. lawsuits over a weedkiller containing the...