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Justices seem set to revive marathon bomber's death sentence

Oct. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded ready Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In more than 90 minutes of arguments, the court's six conservative justices seemed likely to embrace the Biden...

Supreme Court could OK new defense of Kentucky abortion law

Oct. 12, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to allow Kentucky's Republican attorney general to continue defending a restriction on abortion rights that had been struck down by lower courts. The underlying issue in the case that was argued at the high...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Oct. 12, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to...

Race-based jury tactics at issue in appeals court arguments

Oct. 08, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked federal appeals court judges Friday to revive a lawsuit they filed against a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases simply because of their race. District Attorney Doug Evans'...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Don't stand so close to us

Oct. 08, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get tested. Wear a mask. Don't get too close. Not your typical court orders, but that was the word from the Supreme Court to lawyers and reporters who returned to the high court this week for the first in-person arguments in more than a year and a half. ...

Trump-backed candidates face scrutiny after minimal vetting

Oct. 08, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One has been accused of assaulting another White House aide. Another allegedly threatened his ex-wife’s life, exaggerated claims of financial success and alarmed business associates with his erratic behavior. A third has asked a judge to keep past protection-from-abuse...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 06, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Kenosha News. October 6, 2021. Editorial: Tearing down Col. Heg statue was stunningly ignorant A statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, a man who lived in Racine County before serving in the Civil War, was returned to its rightful place on the state...

Today in History

Oct. 06, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2021. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 2014, the Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of...

What's old is new again: Justices back at court for new term

Oct. 04, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday for the start of a momentous new term, after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and religion all are on the agenda for a court with a rightward tilt,...

Abortion, guns, religion top a big Supreme Court term

Oct. 02, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public also could be on the line, especially...