Supreme courts

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
June 30, 2018 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court's four liberals, allowing him...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, right, gives a thumbs up as Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr., left, watches during of commencement ceremonies at the school in Lynchburg, Va. For evangelical Christian icons like Jerry Falwell Jr., a Supreme Court that opposes abortion rights is their political holy grail. The Liberty University president is among many religious conservatives who suspect the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump fills in the coming months will ultimately lead to the reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 30, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump, right, waves as he walks out, with from l-r., son Barron, first lady Melania Trump, and Amalija Knavs, mother of first lady Melania Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 30, 2018 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And there's a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more. President Donald Trump is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
June 30, 2018 - 1:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court's four liberals, allowing him...
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President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters onboard Air Force One Friday, June 29, 2018, on his way to Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 30, 2018 - 12:16 am
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard Air Force One on the way to his golf club in New Jersey, said he...
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President Donald Trump, right, waves as he walks out, with from l-r., son Barron, first lady Melania Trump, and Amalija Knavs, mother of first lady Melania Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 29, 2018 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And there's a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more. President Donald Trump is...
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President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters onboard Air Force One Friday, June 29, 2018, on his way to Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 29, 2018 - 5:45 pm
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Moving forward quickly on a key decision, President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to announce his choice to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court's four liberals, allowing him...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:12 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will ask the court to swiftly decide...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. Trump was in Fargo to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, who is hoping to unseat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several...
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