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High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to step up the enforcement of laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Jul. 02, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked an order that had briefly allowed some clinics to resume abortions in the state, the latest development in legal scrambles across the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The court on Friday night stopped a three-day-old order...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Jul. 02, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients after the fall of Roe v. Wade. It was not immediately clear whether Texas...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy

Jul. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court blocks order that said doctors could resume performing abortions up to 6 weeks into pregnancy.

Attorneys for Trump in New Mexico confront new scrutiny

Jul. 01, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to investigate and possibly discipline two attorneys that helped the Donald Trump campaign challenge New Mexico's 2020 presidential election results in the weeks prior to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A group...

Prosecutors seek to keep charges alive in Flint water crisis

Jul. 01, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors signaled Friday that they would pursue the same charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others in the Flint water crisis, just a few days after the state Supreme Court said indictments must be dismissed. The attorney general's office...

Defense seeks to toss murder charge in Nevada kidnap-killing

Jul. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager are seeking to dismiss the murder charge by arguing he can’t be tried in Lyon County because she was killed in a neighboring county. Troy Driver's public defenders filed the motion to...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Post-Roe, states struggle with conflicting abortion bans

Jul. 01, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Arizona, Republicans are fighting among themselves over whether a 121-year-old anti-abortion law from the pre-statehood Wild West days, when Arizona was still a frontier mining territory, should be enforced over a 2022 version. In Idaho, meanwhile, it is not...

State Supreme Court: Greenetrack owes $76 million in taxes

Jul. 01, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Greenetrack owes $76 million in unpaid taxes and interest in a decision that accused the dog track of using charities as a sham for a profitable electronic gambling operation. Justices sided with the state...