- Resort founder petitions high court to spring him from jail Updated: May-20-15 7:19 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - An attorney for the jailed founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club resort has filed a petition for his release with the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Legislature moves to make marriage statutes gender neutral Updated: May-20-15 6:07 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon legislators are moving to adopt gender-neutral marriage statutes in recognition of last year's ruling by a federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
- Illinois Supreme Court hears $10B Phillip Morris appeal Updated: May-19-15 4:53 pm
CHICAGO - The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments Tuesday in Phillip Morris USA's appeal to have the on-again, off-again verdict struck down.
- School workers fired after Katrina rebuffed by US high court Updated: May-18-15 5:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The nation's highest court on Monday rejected an appeal from lawyers representing more than 7,000 school workers who argue they were wrongfully fired after devastation from Hurricane Katrina closed New Orleans schools indefinitely.
- Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law Updated: May-18-15 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states.
- High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman Updated: May-18-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.
- Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans Updated: May-18-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.
- Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns Updated: May-18-15 11:00 am
WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.
- High court won't hear appeal over concealed evidence Updated: May-18-15 9:54 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from two Los Angeles police detectives found liable for withholding evidence that showed the innocence of a man they arrested and kept in jail for 27 months.
- High court rejects appeal from former New Jersey official Updated: May-18-15 9:44 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former Newark, New Jersey, official convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion.
- High court won't hear appeal over Walker campaign probe Updated: May-18-15 9:41 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a conservative group seeking to end an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and independent groups.
- High court to hear dispute over ad agency's text messages Updated: May-18-15 9:39 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages.
- Court ruling sparks request to review Oklahoma boards Updated: May-17-15 1:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Three consumer organizations have asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to review the composition of Oklahoma's numerous licensing boards to determine whether board members are vulnerable to criminal and civil antitrust actions.
- Texas anti-gay marriage bill dead for now as deadline passes Updated: May-15-15 1:35 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized took a major setback Friday when time expired on a bill that would prohibit government employees from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- Texas anti-gay marriage bill dies fizzles amid stall tactics Updated: May-15-15 1:26 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Tensions in the home stretch of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first legislative session both eased and escalated Thursday night when he signaled an end to a bitter tax cut stalemate while Democrats successfully ran out the clock on a high-profile anti-gay marriage bill.
- Oklahoma attorney general admits court filing error Updated: May-14-15 6:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office acknowledges it erred in a court filing with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a challenge to the state's lethal injection formula.
- Court: Cops don't have to give DUI tests in specific order Updated: May-14-15 5:20 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Police officers don't have to follow a specific order when asking suspected drunken drivers to submit to breath or blood testing to determine their blood-alcohol concentration, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Arkansas Supreme Court returns juvenile case to lower court Updated: May-14-15 11:31 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a circuit court to reconsider the case of two inmates serving mandatory life terms in prison without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
- INSIDE WASHINGTON: No fallout for congressional health plan Updated: May-13-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - If the Supreme Court rules the way most Republicans want in the latest health overhaul case, GOP lawmakers who now have insurance coverage under President Barack Obama's law might have some explaining to do.
- Houston man convicted of killing 3 put to death Updated: May-12-15 8:07 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 13 years ago in Houston.
- John Daly's fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife's lawsuit Updated: May-12-15 12:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Professional golfer John Daly's fiancee says his ex-wife shouldn't be allowed to sue her over accusations that she broke up their marriage.
- High court case will affect insurance for 20,000 in Wyoming Updated: May-11-15 5:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Supreme Court plans to rule soon on a legal challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act that could imperil health insurance coverage for millions of people around the country, including more than 20,000 residents of Wyoming.
- AP-GfK Poll: Doubts on court's fairness in health law case Updated: May-11-15 7:24 am
WASHINGTON - Many people in the United States doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama's health care law.
- Guam gay marriage case won't wait for US high court ruling Updated: May-08-15 5:14 pm
HAGATNA, Guam - A lawsuit challenging Guam's same-sex marriage ban will move forward later this month after a federal judge decided against postponing it until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on gay nuptials this summer.
- Feds urge US Supreme Court to reject Maine Medicaid case Updated: May-06-15 6:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Republican Gov. Paul LePage's request to decide whether Maine can eliminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of low-income young adults.