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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

  • Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:15 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers.

  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am

    NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.

  • Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:30 pm

    At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

  • High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.

  • The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)

  • High court strikes down 'vague' part of career criminal law 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 11:28 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday struck down part of a federal law intended keep people convicted of repeated violent crimes in prison longer.

  • Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.

  • CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Ted Cruz slams 'rogue justices' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • High court sides with inmate in excessive force case 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 4:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes - but not yet convicted - to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials.

  • High court voids routine police check of hotel registries 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 1:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance Monday that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand.

  • High court voids routine police check of hotel registries 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:20 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance Monday that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand.

  • Justice Thomas focuses on victims in 2 death penalty cases story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - Justice Clarence Thomas took unusual steps Thursday in calling attention to crime victims as the Supreme Court ruled in two death penalty cases.

  • Justices render differing verdict in 2 free speech cases 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 2:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church.

  • High court reinstates conviction in death penalty case 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and death sentence of a California man convicted of murder - even though a lower court made mistakes when it considered whether prosecutors illegally excluded blacks and Hispanics from the jury.

  • Justices rule for Texas in dispute over license plate story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 11:16 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge.

  • Court: Spouse can't protest husband's visa denial 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 1:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - A California woman can't challenge the government's decision to deny a visa to her spouse from Afghanistan, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Siding with the White House in a foreign-policy power struggle with Congress, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem can't list Israel as their birthplace on passports.

  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts.

  • High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

  • Justices boost workplace religious protections story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 1:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.

  • Justices reverse deportation of man over minor drug crime 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has overturned the deportation of a Tunisian man whose crime was possessing drug paraphernalia.