Supreme courts

President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and...
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November 16, 2018 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is giving up the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham to take over. Grassley says he plans to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next year. To do that, he'll have to give up the gavel of...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018 photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a "fireside chat" in the Bruce M. Selya Appellate Courtroom at the Roger William University Law School in Bristol, R.I. Ginsburg is missing a brief court session while she recovers from a fall and three broken ribs. A Supreme Court spokeswoman says the 85-year-old justice “continues to improve” but is not joining her colleagues Tuesday morning when the court takes the bench briefly for routine business. The Supreme Court's oldest justice fell in her office at the court last Wednesday, went to a Washington hospital on Thursday and was released from the hospital on Friday.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
November 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the building. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is working in her office at the Supreme Court for the first time since she fell Wednesday evening and fractured three ribs. That's...
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Supporters of Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout slogans as they celebrate after the Sri Lankan Supreme Court suspended dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena, outside the court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended a presidential decree dissolving Parliament and ruled that an earlier decree summoning lawmakers on Wednesday is valid. On Oct. 26, Sirisena abruptly ousted Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 13, 2018 - 7:42 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister. Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct. 26,...
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November 12, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — A British couple with neo-Nazi views who named their son after Adolf Hitler was convicted Monday of membership in an outlawed far-right group. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court in central England found 22-year-old Adam Thomas and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas guilty of being members of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Aasia Bibi, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's government struggling with a crisis surrounding Bibi — a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row — now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her leaving the country. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih, File)
November 12, 2018 - 5:05 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with "fake" images on social media purporting to show her outside the country. The deceptive images have prompted...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry leaves the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. after a federal jury was selected for his criminal trial. On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, the office of Gov. Jim Justice said that he has accepted the resignation of the suspended state Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a legislative session set to consider the justice’s removal amid an ongoing scandal involving the court. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 5:53 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor said Saturday that he has accepted the resignation of a suspended state Supreme Court justice convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a special legislative session set to consider the justice's removal amid a scandal involving the court. In a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 09, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home after being released from the hospital. She had been admitted for treatment and observation after fracturing three ribs in a fall. The court said Ginsburg was released Friday. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy...
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A group of victims of the USS Cole bombing, from left Rick Harrison and David Morales, who were aboard the USS Cole when it was bombed, and Lorrie Triplett, Jamal Gunn and David Francis, who all lost family members in the bombing. pose outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, following arguments in a case that stemmed from the bombing. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
November 07, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether to overturn a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the bombing of the USS Cole. The question the justices are being asked to answer is where notice of the lawsuit against Sudan should have been mailed, to its embassy...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, photo Judith LeBlanc, left, with Four Directions, a non-profit voting equality organization for Native Americans, helps local volunteers Jeff McLaughlin, middle, and Susan Bears Heart before going door-to-door looking for voters in Selfridge, N.D., and offering a free bus ride to the polling precinct. Recent changes to North Dakota’s voter identification requirements that some believe were aimed at suppressing the Native American vote didn’t cause widespread problems Election Day. Advocacy groups credit an intense effort to ensure a strong Native vote that included free qualifying IDs and free rides to the polls. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Only a few dozen Native American voters appear to have been affected on Election Day by changes to North Dakota's voter identification requirements that many tribal members believed were aimed at suppressing their vote. Advocacy groups credited an intense effort to ensure a...
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