- Justice Antonin Scalia to speak at Augustana University Updated: Dec-01-15 2:25 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be in South Dakota this winter to speak at Augustana University.
- High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases Updated: Nov-30-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.
- Condemned killer of Texas woman, 85, loses at Supreme Court Updated: Nov-30-15 11:14 am
HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme Court won't rehear an appeal from a 38-year-old convicted murderer on Texas death row for robbing and fatally stabbing an 85-year-old Rio Grande Valley woman.
- High court won't review Michigan murder case Updated: Nov-30-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that it won't consider reinstating the conviction of a Michigan man charged with a 1988 murder in a drug dispute.
- Justices rebuff Texas veterinarian who gave advice online Updated: Nov-30-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a retired Texas veterinarian who was barred from evaluating animals and giving advice over the Internet.
- High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws Updated: Nov-30-15 9:48 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee.
- High court rejects fee dispute in Texas redistricting case Updated: Nov-30-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans.
- High court rejects Mexican states' lawsuit over Gulf spill Updated: Nov-30-15 9:41 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from three Mexican states seeking damages from BP and other companies over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Arkansas to add case to growing list in juvenile appeals Updated: Nov-29-15 10:44 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to add an Arkansas case to the growing list of appeals asking whether a 2012 ruling that struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder should be applied retroactively.
- Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.
- The Latest: Hawaiian election opponent hails justice's order Updated: Nov-27-15 2:02 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):
- Alabama attorney in landmark libel case dies at age 91 Updated: Nov-25-15 6:15 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama attorney who was involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court libel case died Tuesday night in Montgomery.
- High court asked to review Indian status case from Arizona Updated: Nov-25-15 5:01 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - An Arizona man who had his 90-year sentence on assault and firearms charges restored has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
- Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count Updated: Nov-24-15 8:43 pm
HONOLULU - Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.
- Columbus Scotus defeats Norfolk Catholic 32-27 in C1 final Updated: Nov-24-15 2:38 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Cole Harrington rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Brady Przymus ran and passed for scores as No. 3 Columbus Scotus won its first state football title since 1993 with a 32-27 victory over top-ranked Norfolk Catholic in the Class C1 final at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.
- Media groups get involved in author's lawsuit in Montana Updated: Nov-23-15 6:40 pm
HELENA, Montana - A pending lawsuit by "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer will be the nation's first test following the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Obamacare ruling of whether state education officials can use the threat of lost federal funding to justify refusing public records requests.
- Texas seeking delay in Supreme Court immigration case Updated: Nov-23-15 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.
- Film shows interracial pair's battle for the right to marry Updated: Nov-20-15 3:52 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled "cut," the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.
- North Dakota asks Supreme Court to review abortion ruling Updated: Nov-19-15 12:29 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN'-juhm) has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state's law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is unconstitutional.
- Texas man executed for setting fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:57 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
- Latest: Texas man executed for fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The latest on the Wednesday execution of Texas inmate Raphael Holiday (all times local):
- Montana is latest state to reform campaign finance rules Updated: Nov-18-15 6:00 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana is the latest state to overhaul its campaign-finance rules in an attempt to cast out dark money after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts in elections.
- Convicted triple killer from Austin loses at Supreme Court Updated: Nov-16-15 10:15 am
HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.
- Court won't hear case over grant to Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-16-15 9:39 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire.
- Texas abortion law draws hearing from Supreme Court Updated: Nov-14-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court's first abortion case in eight years.