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Pakistan religious students and other protesters raise their hands to condemn Supreme Court's decision in favor of a Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Pakistan's top court on Wednesday acquitted Bibi who was sentenced to death under the country's controversial blasphemy law, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
October 31, 2018 - 2:37 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict. Asia Bibi was in an...
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October 31, 2018 - 11:38 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four large American Indian tribes in North Dakota are providing free identification to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election. The effort comes in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to continue requiring street addresses on IDs...
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This April 15, 2015 photo released by Seneca Women shows Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” (Kevin Wolf/Seneca Women via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts says he is "saddened to learn" that Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has the beginning stages of dementia. Roberts said in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life." (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
October 23, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her...
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October 19, 2018 - 10:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench. The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges EU member Poland to reinstate...
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File - In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, a legal immigrant reads a guide of the conditions needed to apply for the so-called 'DREAMers' Obama program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, CHIRLA offices in Los Angeles. The Trump administration says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a letter to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, that it wanted a ruling on President Barack Obama's DACA program by October 31. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S...
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In this Oct. 5, 2018 photo the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign that wants to build support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices. The campaign being launched Wednesday also wants to increase the size of the lower federal courts to counteract what it terms “Republican obstruction, theft and procedural abuse” of the federal judiciary. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
October 16, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign that wants to build support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices. The campaign also wants to increase the size of the lower federal courts to counteract what it terms "Republican...
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President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday October 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 14, 2018 - 8:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump welcomed...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He's inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He's...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2018 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month's midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate...
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