Judiciary

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, a Washington Redskins helmet is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, 2017, struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 19, 2017 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court consideration of a legislative redistricting case (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel (SHIH'-mehl) is praising the Supreme Court's decision to put on hold an earlier ruling that new legislative maps be drawn. The...
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June 19, 2017 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can't sue top U.S. law enforcement officials. The justices by a 4-2 vote ended a long-running lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other top...
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June 19, 2017 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew electoral districts so out of whack with the state's political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters. What the Republicans did is called gerrymandering...
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June 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic ticket...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says the government can’t refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday, June 19, 2017, is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 19, 2017 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. The ruling Monday is a win for an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and it gives a major boost to the Washington Redskins in a separate legal fight over the team name...
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June 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. The justices ruled unanimously Monday in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic...
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June 19, 2017 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in a long-running copyright dispute over a YouTube video that shows a baby dancing to Prince's song, "Let's Go Crazy." The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that cleared the way for a trial in a lawsuit filed by the baby's...
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June 19, 2017 - 9:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Monday rejected a challenge to a state law banning most abortions after 20 weeks, saying the courts are barred from considering lawsuits against the state without the state's consent. The 2012 law bans doctors from performing abortions five months after an...
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In this May 22, 2017 photo, Maira Maidana poses for a portrait in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maira Maidana was doused in alcohol and burned by her partner in 2011. Fifty-nine surgeries later, Maidana has finally found the courage to tell the truth about what happened to her that awful night. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 19, 2017 - 8:48 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — On Christmas Eve of 2011, Maira Maidana lit a candle to the patron saint of Argentina and closed her eyes in prayer - just like she did every time she feared a brutal beating by her partner. But this time, instead of the usual blows, she felt her whole body catch on...
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