Supreme Court

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tough new abortion law will stay in effect in Texas for now after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. A third of Texas abortion clinics have been closed because […]

11/19/2013

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FDA seeks faster warning updates for generic drugs

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients. Current regulations require […]

11/08/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a Florida case over how judges should determine if a death row inmate is mentally disabled, and thus ineligible for execution. The justices said Monday they […]

10/21/2013

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High court won’t stop California inmate reduction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not interfere with a previous order requiring California to cut its prison population by thousands of inmates, leaving Gov. Jerry Brown with just one […]

10/15/2013

David Barrows of Washington holds a flag covered in money and corporate logos during a demonstration outside at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court leery of campaign contribution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. The court’s conservative justices voiced repeated skepticism about overall limits on […]

10/08/2013

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia’s bid to revive its anti-sodomy law. The justices took the bench just past 10 o’clock on […]

10/07/2013

Vince A. Sicari, a South Hackensack, N.J., Municipal Judge, performs at Carolines on Broadway comedy club in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

‘Joking judge’ resigns after losing ruling

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants — he just can’t play a judge in real life. The New Jersey municipal judge, who is also an established stand-up […]

09/19/2013

Sergio Garcia in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Garcia’s request that the state Supreme Court grant him a law license was met with resistance and skepticism by several justices because he is living in the United States illegally. […]

09/04/2013

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IRS issues tax rules for married gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages. […]

08/29/2013

United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, speaks with Brown University historian Ted Widmer during a forum at Chase Theater in Providence, R.I., Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Supreme Court justices not tech savvy, send paper memos

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t the most tech savvy group of people and still communicate with each other the same way they did when she […]

08/20/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

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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