Supreme courts

In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence. The court on Wednesday dived into the case of Louisiana death row inmate Robert...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration — a development the state attorney general is using to try to persuade Northwest...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things and let states recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue. Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when internet...
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Spanish national police officers stand guard as a police van arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Two recently-elected lawmakers in the restive Spanish region of Catalonia and another separatist activist are making their case against their jailing for involvement in the region's push for independence. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 11, 2018 - 8:28 am
MADRID (AP) — Three backers of Catalonia's independence sought Thursday to get released from jail for their role in the region's push to break from Spain, which triggered the country's worst political crisis in decades. Former Catalan interior minister, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Sanchez, a member of the...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, former Catalan president Artur Mas, left, waves to the crowd next to the then Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont at the main entrance of the court in Barcelona, Spain. Mas announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, he is resigning as head of his regional pro-independence party, saying he wants to clear the way for a new generation of leaders pushing for secession from Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
January 11, 2018 - 7:55 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Lawyers for a jailed activist of the Catalan independence movement say he has admitted that the region's Oct. 1 referendum on whether to split from Spain lacked legal validity. Ex-National Catalan...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:14 am
MADRID (AP) — Two recently-elected lawmakers in the restive Spanish region of Catalonia and another separatist activist are making their case against their jailing for involvement in the region's push for independence. National Catalan Assembly civic group member Jordi Sanchez and former Catalan...
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January 10, 2018 - 6:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania state Senate is applauding a ruling that leaves in place the state's congressional district map. State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati calls Wednesday's ruling "another affirmation" that the map is constitutional. He says...
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