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Politics Jan 22Supreme Court: Military service by transgender people can be restricted
The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have.
Nation Dec 14Executions remain at near record lows in 2018
Twenty-five executions were carried out in 2018, the fourth consecutive year in which there have been fewer than 30 executions nationwide.
Politics Nov 23Trump administration asks Supreme Court to hear transgender military case
The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military.
Nation Nov 23Why Cyber Monday shoppers will find more sites charging sales tax
"Will your shopping bill look any different? ... The answer right now is it depends."…
Politics Oct 23Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis
O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life."…
Politics Oct 22AP: Sandra Day O’Connor fully retired from public life
For more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006, O'Connor kept up an active schedule: serving as a visiting federal appeals court judge, speaking on issues she cared about and founding her own education organization. But the 88-year-old,…
Politics Oct 09Kavanaugh to hear his first arguments as Supreme Court justice
A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice.
Politics Jun 14Supreme Court says Minnesota law on voter apparel violates First Amendment
Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter intimidation.
Politics Jun 04Supreme Court sides with Trump administration in pregnant teen case
The high court on Monday sided with the government in wiping away a lower court decision in favor of the teen, who had been held in government custody after illegally entering the country. The decision is about the teen's individual…
Politics May 14Supreme Court upholds driver rights in rental case
The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver.