- Garland gives commencement address at old high school Updated: May-29-16 6:14 pm
CHICAGO - Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination.
- Democratic candidates for Iowa US Senate seat fault Grassley Updated: May-28-16 6:37 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate spent no time Saturday at a Waterloo debate attacking each other, focusing criticism instead on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
- Virginia death row inmate asks Supreme Court to hear case Updated: May-27-16 5:25 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A man sentenced to death in the slaying of a Richmond family is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.
- Ginsburg: Having only 8 justices hamstrings Supreme Court Updated: May-26-16 6:06 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that having only eight high court justices isn't good, resulting in some 4-4 splits this year that denied litigants an opinion.
- Hatch editorial on Supreme Court nominee posted early Updated: May-26-16 4:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest editorial he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly posted early shows he had already made up his mind.
- Chief Justice John Roberts speaks on diversity, consensus Updated: May-25-16 4:32 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can't do it on his own.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: May-25-16 2:04 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- Legal cases could affect how Texans cast ballots in November Updated: May-24-16 1:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A flurry of legal activity this year could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in November's presidential election.
- Breyer says Supreme Court not diminished with only 8 members Updated: May-23-16 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Justice Stephen Breyer said Monday that the Supreme Court has not been diminished by having only eight members since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.
- Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence Updated: May-23-16 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.
- US Supreme Court lets conviction stand in $46M scheme Updated: May-23-16 10:59 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the conviction of a Rhode Island man who ran a $46 million investment scheme that targeted the terminally ill.
- High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims Updated: May-23-16 10:40 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable.
- Supreme court dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia districts Updated: May-23-16 10:36 am
WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court has dismissed a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia.
- High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case Updated: May-23-16 10:02 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) appeal of his corruption convictions.
- Sotomayor to graduates: Learn from your mistakes Updated: May-22-16 5:17 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has advised the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island to hold onto the memories they've created and learn from their mistakes.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon Updated: May-20-16 2:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn't hear Exxon Mobil's appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.
- High court rules against NY man denied re-entry to US Updated: May-19-16 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes.
- Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing Updated: May-19-16 10:14 am
WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution's right to a speedy trial.
- Trump includes Wisconsin's Sykes on Supreme Court list Updated: May-18-16 4:57 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has included Wisconsin's Diane Sykes on his list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
- August date set for ex-Assembly speaker to report to prison Updated: May-18-16 3:58 pm
NEW YORK - A judge says a former New York Assembly speaker sentenced to 12 years in prison in a public corruption case can wait until late August to report to prison.
- Religion news in brief Updated: May-18-16 12:46 pm
Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate
- Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage Updated: May-17-16 7:15 pm
MEXICO CITY - President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico on Tuesday, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding.
- State council steps aside; law school to be named for Scalia Updated: May-17-16 3:03 pm
McLEAN, Virginia - George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter.
- Reed: High court nominee Garland 'supremely well-qualified' Updated: May-17-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland is "supremely well-qualified" and deserves a fair hearing.