- 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran Updated: May-05-16 7:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.
- Defense: Forcing doctor to take medicine violates his rights Updated: May-05-16 3:21 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A mentally ill doctor should not be forced to take medicine in a bid to make him competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale University physician, a public defender told Connecticut's highest court on Thursday.
- Senate votes to give some juvenile lifers a chance at parole Updated: May-04-16 7:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state senators reluctantly agreed Wednesday to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a shot at parole after serving 35 years of their life sentence.
- 9th Circuit to hear appeal again in 1995 Carson City killing Updated: May-04-16 4:14 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a 1996 murder conviction the U.S. Supreme Court struck down because prosecutors may have failed to prove the 14-year-old killer knew what he did was wrong.
- Colorado Senate passes juvenile life-sentencing bill Updated: May-03-16 3:46 pm
DENVER - Colorado's GOP-led Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday that would bring the state in line with U.S. Supreme Court rulings that mandatory life sentences without parole for youth offenders are unconstitutional.
- Court takes up tax on out-of-state companies' online sales Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was on the minds of justices in Ohio on Tuesday as they contemplated how the state's primary business tax should apply to online sales.
- Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage Updated: May-02-16 5:25 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.
- The Latest: Advocates: Court shuts down $15 wage challenges Updated: May-02-16 4:12 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court turning away a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage (all times local):
- Justices uphold extortion conspiracy conviction Updated: May-02-16 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the conspiracy conviction of a former Baltimore police officer for his role in a repair shop extortion scheme.
- Dallas man condemned for 1993 slaying loses at Supreme Court Updated: May-02-16 10:08 am
HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 41-year-old man on death row for attacking a newlywed couple on a jogging trail outside Dallas 23 years ago, killing the husband and raping the wife.
- High court rejects appeal over long hair in Alabama prisons Updated: May-02-16 9:46 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Native American inmates who want to wear their hair long in Alabama prisons.
- Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.
- High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.
- Justices to hear copyright fight over cheerleaders' uniforms Updated: May-02-16 9:37 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is taking on a copyright dispute between two manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms.
- Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court Updated: May-02-16 3:48 am
WASHINGTON - Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?
- Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to reinstate Walker probe Updated: Apr-29-16 5:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Prosecutors looking to revive an investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a state decision halting the probe.
- Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.
- Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.
- Georgia executes man convicted in 1998 triple killing Updated: Apr-27-16 11:27 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.
- High court seems poised to overturn McDonnell conviction Updated: Apr-27-16 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's federal bribery conviction.
- Justices weigh case of jury discharged, then called back Updated: Apr-26-16 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Once jurors return their verdict and the judge thanks them and sends them on their way, their job is done. Or is it?
- McDonnell case at high court will test reach of bribery laws Updated: Apr-26-16 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON - In its final argument of the term, the Supreme Court will weigh a former Virginia governor's contention that doing favors for a businessman who gave him gifts like a Rolex watch, golf outings and money for wedding catering did not amount to public corruption.
- High court sides with police officer in free speech case Updated: Apr-26-16 10:57 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a New Jersey police officer who was demoted after his boss mistakenly believed he was involved in a political campaign can still bring a lawsuit alleging a violation of free speech rights.
- High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing Updated: Apr-25-16 9:57 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't step into a dispute between Michigan gaming officials and a group of harness racing drivers over allegations of race-fixing.