Supreme Court of the United States

Quick guide to the Fort Hood shooting trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. Here is a look […]

08/23/2013

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Justice says legal world must do more for youth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The legal community isn’t doing enough to attract the country’s finest into its ranks, said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in a speech Saturday evening in San Francisco. The […]

08/11/2013

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Women inmates eyed as Calif complies with US order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen seriously ill female inmates could be among the first in line for release as California struggles to meet a federal court order to reduce prison crowding by […]

08/05/2013

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High court refuses to delay Calif. prison releases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons. The court rejected a plea […]

08/02/2013

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California finds too few inmates for early release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be […]

07/19/2013

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Court awards American Indian child to SC couple

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina’s […]

07/18/2013

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Clinton says future of voting law in jeopardy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the future of the Voting Rights Act is in “real jeopardy” following the Supreme Court’s decision striking down parts of the law. She says Congress should […]

07/16/2013

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Opponents want Calif. court to stop gay weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage on Friday demanded that the California Supreme Court immediately halt same-sex marriages recently resumed in the nation’s largest state after a 9-year legal battle. ProtectMarriage, the group […]

07/12/2013

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Texas House provisionally approves abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House on Tuesday night provisionally approved tough new abortion restrictions, making good on a third attempt to pass the measure this year. Activists on both sides of the issue […]

07/10/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

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Justice Kennedy denies motion to halt gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state. Kennedy turned away […]

06/30/2013

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Chicago prepares for new concealed carry gun law

CHICAGO (AP) — This city, where violent street gangs shoot it out dozens of times a week despite some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on guns, now faces a new challenge: Well-meaning citizens with the […]

06/28/2013

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