Supreme courts

April 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 16, 2018 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 16, 2018 - 1:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A case before the Supreme Court could change the longstanding rule that businesses shipping merchandise to a state where it doesn't have a physical presence doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax. That's been a big plus for online shoppers and many of the merchants who do...
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In this April 2, 2018 photo, Qutaiba Idlbi poses for a picture at Columbia University in New York where he is a sophomore. A scholarship program that Columbia created to support Syrians who, like Idlbi, were displaced by war, could be jeopardized by the travel restrictions that President Trump has imposed on citizens of that country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 15, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University is moving ahead with the second round of a scholarship program for displaced Syrian students. That's despite President Donald Trump's travel ban that currently bars visas, including student visas, for Syrian nationals to enter the United States, with only limited...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will release an audio recording of arguments over President Donald Trump's travel ban just a few hours after they conclude on April 25. Friday's announcement from the court is the first time it has agreed this term to provide audio on the day a high-profile case...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore in a new group of American citizens and urged them to vote. The 85-year-old daughter of a Russian immigrant father administered the oath of allegiance to 201 new citizens during a ceremony Tuesday in New York City. She told the group...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after beginning sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reev Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the 13-year prison sentence on Monday, April 10, 2018, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the athlete. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal...
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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 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch 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 cellphone records...
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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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