Supreme courts

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 04, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn't health care or climate change — though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It's an overhaul of arcane Senate rules. Some prominent liberals are urging Democratic presidential candidates to...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., third from left, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson march to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday, March 3, 2019, during the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, Ala. The infamous “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, 1965, galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act that year. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
March 04, 2019 - 2:42 am
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thunder rolling above Brown Chapel AME Church, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker warned Sunday of a looming threat to American democracy and called for protecting the legacy of the civil rights movement with love and action. "It's time for us to defend the dream,"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines Thursday to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2019 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court to the Senate floor. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor, left, and her spouse, Judith Kasen-Windsor, participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. A posthumous memoir by Windsor entitled “A Wild and Precious Life” will be released in October, St. Martin’s Press announced on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 28, 2019 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor will be released in October. Windsor's "A Wild and Precious Life" will draw upon her uncompleted manuscript and other personal papers, St. Martin's Press announced Thursday. The book was finished by Joshua Lyon, with cooperation...
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Visitors walk around the 40-foot Maryland Peace Cross dedicated to World War I soldiers on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Bladensburg, Md. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
February 27, 2019 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Wednesday to rule that a 40-foot-tall cross that stands on public land in Maryland is constitutional, but shy away from a sweeping ruling. The case the justices heard arguments in is being closely watched because it involves the place of religious...
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February 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The legislation approved Wednesday would ban abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. There would be no exceptions for rape or incest...
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Visitors walk around the 40-foot Maryland Peace Cross dedicated to World War I soldiers on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 in Bladensburg, Md. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
February 27, 2019 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments in the cross case (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule that a 40-foot-tall cross that stands on public land in Maryland is constitutional, but shy away from a sweeping ruling. The high court on Wednesday heard...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges can't rule from beyond the grave, the Supreme Court said Monday. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a federal court can't count the vote of a judge who died in a decision issued after the judge's death. The justices said "federal judges are appointed...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:38 am
BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his home was odd. For years, he says, he didn't know that the cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is a war memorial. A plaque on the...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film that some see as a feel-good throwback but that others ridicule as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy." In a year when...
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