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Justices rule against consumer in debt collection case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection. ...

'Burper' case involving 7th-grader back to a Gorsuch court

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a Ne...

Federal judge in DC delays ruling in Trump travel ban case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in the nation's capital said Thursday she won't act on a request to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban because two other judges have already stopped th...

Appeals court won't reconsider net neutrality ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says it won't reconsider its ruling to uphold the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. ...

Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday seemed reluctant to issue another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two courts already have halted the bid t...

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a fed...

EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a fed...

Justices could limit recovery in securities fraud cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed willing to make it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud. Most of the...

Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court ju...

US court ruling could bring more suits over Nazi-looted art

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. ...

Appeals court won't release Gitmo force-feeding videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court won't order the government to release graphic videos of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate being force-fed during a hunger strike. The ruling on...

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to...

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet hi...

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. ...

High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is bolstering the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. ...