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  • Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpieces. The Pasadena...
  • Protesters disrupt beginning of U.S. Supreme Court session

    WASHINGTON Protesters, including at least one shouting "one person, one vote," disrupted the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court session on Wednesday. The demonstration came five years to the day after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which...
  • Muslim prisoner wins Supreme Court case to keep his beard

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard. The justices said prison authorities in Arkansas had no convincing reason for contending that Gregory Holt's neatly...
  • Class a better standard for affirmative action than race

    Class a better standard for affirmative action than race
    The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...
  • Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

    Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. The justices heard arguments in a case from Florida, five years after...
  • Supreme Court: Home buyers can write letter to back out of mortgage for lending violations

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act. The decision came in...
  • Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court

    Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court
    The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California. At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...
  • Farmers in dry California decry refusal of US Supreme Court to hear appeals on protected fish

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. The decision lets stand a 2008 U.S. Fish...
  • Same-sex marriage primed for review as U.S. high court gathers

    WASHINGTON Same-sex marriage advocates are eyeing the end of a decades-long fight as they ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a nationwide ruling that would cap a transformation in the legal rights of gay Americans. The justices may say as soon as Friday...
  • Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates after narrow Supreme Court approval

    Oklahoma and Florida executed two prisoners Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly gave the go-ahead, despite concerns about the mixture of lethal drugs used for the injections. Charles Frederick Warner, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:28 p....
  • Barbara Boxer says Anita Hill saga helped propel election to Senate

    Barbara Boxer says Anita Hill saga helped propel election to Senate
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced Thursday she would not run for reelection in 2016, told reporters that she probably never would have won her seat in the first place were it not for Anita Hill, the law professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence...