Stevens, ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens...

Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this su...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Is Ginsburg using words carefully?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been another taxing term for reporters who try to forecast the outcome of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Many of us wrote that based on arguments in late Ap...

Roberts' Supreme Court defies easy political labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed Republicans a huge victory that protects even the most extreme partisan electoral districts from federal court challenge, critics b...

High court puts citizenship question on hold in census case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday put a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, leaving it unclear whether the question will ultimatel...

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices, in rul...

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters will elect lawmakers to the Virginia House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling from the Supreme Court. The justices' 5-4 ...

Court rules against Trump on immigrant teen abortion policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is backing an order barring the Trump administration from enforcing a policy that had prevented immigrant teens in government custody from getti...

High court could cause Va. election drama, but likely won't

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could throw a wrench into Virginia politics with a decision expected this month. The state is holding primaries Tuesday, but under one seemingly l...

Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that there will be sharp divisions among her colleagues as they finish their term, with decisions in high-profile cases abo...

High court will hear copyright dispute involving pirate ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard's ship is on deck for the Supreme Court's next term. The justices said Monday they will hear a copyright dispute involving...

In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — New charges filed against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is ch...

High court bickering over death cases, weeks after decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is shining an unusual public light on its internal squabbling over the death penalty. The justices on Monday released more than 30 pages of new op...

Justice Clarence Thomas' moment may be now, some experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 c...

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious. ...