Supreme Court

High court nixes Alex Jones’ appeal in Newtown shooting case

Radio host Alex Jones rallies pro Trump supporters outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 5, 2021 declined to hear an appeal by the Infowars host and conspiracy theorist, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP File Photo/Matt York)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the ...

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Supreme Court’s NCCAA case could change nature of college sports

Houston players celebrate their 67-61 win over Oregon State during an NCAA men's college basketball tournament game in Indianapolis Monday. A case being argued before the Supreme Court could allow colleges to compensate student athletes. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing ...

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Guns are on Supreme Court’s agenda days after mass shootings

Gun owners and supporters rally during Gun Owners' Lobby Day in Springfield, Illinois on March 10. Supreme Court justices are meeting privately Friday to discuss whether to add a gun-rights case to their fall docket. ( AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

WASHINGTON — A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court’s agenda, days after mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia. The justices are meeting in private Friday to discuss adding new cases to their docket for the fall. ...

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High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

During Wednesday’s arguments, Chief Justice John Roberts, shown during a 2019 appearance in Nashville, Tennessee, posed a number of hypothetical scenarios to explore what would be constitutional limits to police authority. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed when police can enter homes without a warrant, with the justices making up scenarios involving elderly neighbors, a cat in a tree, a mask-less social gathering and even a Van Gogh painting ...

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Supreme Court declines convicted Md. child molester’s appeal

FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building Washington. The court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a former Silver Spring elementary school teacher’s argument that his conviction for having sexually abused students should be overturned because the trial judge refused to allow testimony regarding his appropriate behavior ...

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Biden, Baltimore ask justices to dismiss Trump abortion appeal

The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the appeal of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that the Health and Human Services Department rule does not comply with federal law and was adopted arbitrarily. The Biden administration wants the case withdrawn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Biden administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss a Trump-era appeal of a Baltimore-supported decision that struck down a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. The high court last month had ...

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