Supreme courts

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, walks down the steps of Supreme Court in Washington, following Gorsuch investiture, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago on April 10, 2017 . President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has now heared more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, union fees, cellphone and data privacy and gambling on sports. He’s written his first Supreme Court opinions but also dealt with his first complaint as a member of the court’s cafeteria committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 08, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch (GOR'-suhch) became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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These undated arrest photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams under arrest. Defense attorneys are urging the nation's highest court to throw out a case in which they claim Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence that an intellectually disabled 16-year-old boy falsely confessed to killing a pizza deliveryman in 1998. (Shreveport Police Dept. via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A legal team has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence for a murder trial that ended in a guilty verdict against an intellectually disabled teenager accused of killing a pizza deliveryman. Corey Williams was 16 years...
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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont smiles when giving a press statement after he was released on bail from the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Carsten Rehder /dpa via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a German prison Friday after posting 75,000 euros ($92,000) bail, demanding that Spanish authorities release fellow Catalan separatists and open a dialogue on his region's future. Puigdemont was detained by police in...
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In a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photo, Kara Eastman speaks at a fundraiser for her campaign at the Omaha Design Center, in Omaha, Neb. Thirteen women are on the list released Thursday of primary candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia, pushing the number of women on ballots for U.S. House seats this year to 309. That tops the 2012 record of 298 female House candidates. (Matt Dixon/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
April 05, 2018 - 11:50 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress. Their ranks will continue to swell, with candidate filing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, stands with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party at a park in Brussels. A German court ruled Thursday, April 5, 2018 that Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, ruling that the most serious charge against him isn’t punishable under German law. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
April 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's political struggle with Spain (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A court official in Germany says that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's release from prison is conditioned on his remaining in Germany while extradition proceedings continue and reporting to...
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Demonstrators place a banner in support of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, at the Espalanade of the Ministries, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Brazil's top court could rule whether da Silva can stay out of prison while appealing a corruption conviction, a decision that could radically alter October's presidential election in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 04, 2018 - 7:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's top court appeared to be moving Wednesday night toward denying a petition from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of prison while he appeals a 12-year sentence for corruption, a ruling that could affect the country's stability ahead of...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court is being asked to take a case about whether eye drops are too big. Don’t roll your eyes. Major players in American’s medicine cabinets are now asking the high court to take the case. On the other side are patients using the companies’ drops to treat glaucoma and other conditions. They say wasted medication affects their wallets. They argue they should be able to sue. Drug companies, however, say the patients’ argument is based on speculation and a bottle that doesn’t exist. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 02, 2018 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that car dealerships' service advisers, like car salesmen and mechanics, are exempt under federal law from overtime pay requirements. The court ruled 5-4 that service advisers, who greet customers and propose various repair services, are salespeople...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in Israel in the early 2000s. The victims are asking the high court to reinstate a $654 million verdict against the PLO and Palestinian Authority over attacks in 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more than a decade ago. The justices are not commenting Monday in ending a lawsuit against the PLO and Palestinian Authority in connection with attacks in Israel in 2002 and 2004...
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India’s lower caste Dalits hold bow and arrows and shout slogans during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, April 2, 2018. Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protest an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
April 02, 2018 - 6:26 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in several parts of northern and central India on Monday as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protested an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. Caste...
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