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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and...
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President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he heads to the Oval Office after speaking during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 15, 2019 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, at podium, announces at a news conference in Los Angeles that the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as four other cities have joined a lawsuit the state previously filed challenging the Trump administration's plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census. A U.S. judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in a trial over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census for the first time in 70 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
February 15, 2019 - 3:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to ask about people's citizenship status in a U.S. Census question was "rotten to its core" and failed to consider it would cost California money and at least one Congressional seat, an attorney for the state said...
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February 15, 2019 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life told The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. Filmmakers from the Oscar nominated "RBG" film have been collecting signatures and get-well notes from Hollywood A-listers to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is recovering from lung cancer surgery. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian, File)
February 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon. They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg Thursday. The...
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A Spanish National Police van, allegedly carrying Catalonian politicians and activists, arrives at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
February 14, 2019 - 7:18 am
MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent republic in northeastern Spain told a top court in Madrid on Thursday that he considers himself "a political prisoner." Oriol Junqueras, who was the vice president of the Catalan Cabinet that...
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Judges enter as the delegations of Iran, front row left, and the U.S., front row rear right, stand up, at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The court is scheduled to deliver its judgement on U.S. objections about the court's jurisdiction in the case. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 13, 2019 - 11:33 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets. The U.S. Supreme Court awarded the money to victims of...
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Pro independence demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Catalonia square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. A sensitive trial against a dozen Catalan separatist politicians and activists got underway Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests by pro-independence supporters and a highly volatile political environment. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 12, 2019 - 2:40 pm
MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles...
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El presidente del Parlamento de Cataluña, Roger Torrent (centro), y el del gobierno regional, Quim Torra (centro derecha), posan con un cartel con el lema "Decidir no es delito", en el exterior del Tribunal Supremo, en Madrid, el 12 de febrero de 2019, en el inicio del juicio contra líderes independentistas. (AP Foto/Andrea Comas)
February 12, 2019 - 8:23 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain-Catalonia trial and politics (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Spain's prime minister has acknowledged that it's doubtful his government will be able to gain enough support to keep alive its attempt to pass a national budget. The minority Socialist-led government needs...
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