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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 The Biden administration wants the case withdrawn.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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Justices will hear appeal of abortion rule Baltimore challenged

The rule prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring clients to abortion providers has been interpreted in starkly different ways by Republican and Democratic administrations.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Over Baltimore’s objection, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the legality of a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. In a brief order, the justices said they will review a 4th U.S. ...

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Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

WASHINGTON — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court’s action is the apparent ...

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Md. women’s group calls men-only registration unconstitutional

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky.  A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said “only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent.”  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

A Maryland women’s rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a federal requirement that only men register for the military draft. The Women’s Law Center of Maryland Inc. has joined a high court brief ...

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Convicted Md. child molester appeals to Supreme Court

The justices have not stated when they will vote on John Vigna v. Maryland, No. 20-992. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A former Silver Spring elementary school teacher convicted of having sexually abused students has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction, saying testimony regarding his appropriate behavior toward pupils should have been permitted at trial. In ...

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Justices: California can’t enforce indoor church service ban

Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t bar indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it can keep for now a ban on singing and chanting indoors. The high court issued orders late Friday in two ...

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