Spain: 5 Catalan separatist prisoners escorted to Parliament

Europe 05/20/19, 05:04

The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort.The Supreme Court allowed the five to get their credentials on Monday ...

House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

Politics 05/16/19, 13:15

The top House Republican says Alabama's new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy says the law, which doesn't allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, "goes further than I believe." McCarthy says ...

Gillibrand: As president she’d seek to codify abortion right

Politics 05/16/19, 13:06

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says that as president she'd seek to write into law the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abortion. The New York senator is criticizing abortion bans that were passed recently in states where Republicans ...

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down ‘Bridgegate’ appeal

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:00

The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Further review ...

A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:29

Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John ...

Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

U.S. 05/15/19, 13:33

Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio's latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that's part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.The lawsuit is similar to legal fights ...

Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion

U.S. 05/14/19, 21:17

Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any ...

Gorsuch replaces Biden as chair of civic education group

Politics 05/14/19, 08:30

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is taking on a new role as the honorary chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, replacing former Vice President Joe Biden. The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia said Tuesday that Gorsuch, ...

Pressure from religious leaders mounts in death row case

U.S. 05/13/19, 13:54

Pressure from religious leaders for Tennessee's governor to grant mercy to a death row inmate mounted Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal that could have delayed his upcoming execution.Don Johnson's petition for clemency has centered ...

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

U.S. 05/13/19, 11:50

The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.The outcome left one dissenting justice wondering ...

Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps

Business 05/13/19, 11:03

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from ...

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban nears final vote

U.S. 05/09/19, 00:04

Alabama lawmakers could soon approve a near total ban on abortion.The Alabama Senate on Thursday will debate the bill to make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy.Emboldened by conservative additions to the U.S. Supreme ...

Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

Politics 05/08/19, 21:42

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions are obstructing President Donald Trump's agenda on immigration, health care and ...

Opponents of Georgia abortion ban promise court challenge

U.S. 05/08/19, 02:11

Opponents of a Georgia law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected vow to take their fight from the state Capitol to the courthouse. Signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, the measure is one of the nation's most ...

Venezuela’s top court targets opposition lawmakers

World 05/07/19, 14:27

Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers following a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolás Maduro.The lawmakers are suspected of "betraying the homeland" and "instigating an insurrection," among other ...

Update: Venezuela top court targets opposition leaders

World 05/07/19, 13:31

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):2:25 p.m.Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court has opened a criminal investigation against seven opposition lawmakers in the aftermath of a failed attempt to spark a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.The ...

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