Supreme courts

FILE - In this March 3, 2006, file photo, Brendan Dassey, is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom in Manitowoc, Wis. Lawyers for Dassey are hoping the Supreme Court will agree to take his case. AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 20, 2018 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The teenager in the video sits slouched on a loveseat wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers, his hands folded but fidgeting in his lap. Eyes downcast, he answers questions from investigators interrogating him. Slowly, with a lot of prodding, he admits...
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June 19, 2018 - 12:45 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats had hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle that the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several...
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Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca reacts during Peru's official press conference on the eve of the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 15, 2018 - 5:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark. Gareca's only promise in a news conference Friday is that if Peru's...
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People take part in a Gay Pride parade in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 9, 2018. The pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is only motivating them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hopes of seeing same-sex marriage legalized has no chance now in the country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 15, 2018 - 1:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to "promote" the gay rights movement. The country's top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court. The Regional...
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FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts should give "respectful...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by the former contestant on "The Apprentice," who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Zervos says Trump made unwanted advances in 2007, then defamed her by saying she lied. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 14, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Trump wanted Summer Zervos' lawsuit...
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Former Pimlico Plumbers employee Gary Smith leaves the UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court saying that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain's Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Ohio’s method of removing people from voter rolls appears unlikely to have a ripple effect. Ohio followed the most aggressive path among states that have laws targeting inactive voters. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive...
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Andreas Vosskuhle, fourth from right, President of the German constitutional court announced the decision of Germany’s highest court to upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, in Karlsruhe, Germany, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/Sebastian Gollnow, Pool)
June 12, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, throwing out a complaint by teachers who were disciplined for taking part in walkouts. The country's roughly 1.85 million civil servants enjoy privileges such as favorable health insurance conditions and unusually...
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