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Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999


WASHINGTON A woman who works as a corporate lawyer with an Alaska energy company has accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her in 1999, a charge he called "preposterous" and untrue.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to make opera debut

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make her opera debut next month in Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment" at Washington's Kennedy Center, the opera company said on Friday.

U.S., Entertainment Oct 21 2016

U.S. Justice Ginsburg backtracks on criticism of NFL's Kaepernick

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday called her criticism of National Football League player Colin Kaepernick "inappropriately dismissive and harsh" and said she should not have commented on his protest against racism and police brutality in the United States.

U.S., Sports Oct 14 2016

Apple-Samsung iPhone patent feud leaves U.S. top court struggling

WASHINGTON The fierce, big-money patent fight between Apple and Samsung left the U.S. Supreme Court groping for a solution on Tuesday, as the justices puzzled over how to discern the value of individual design elements in a complex product like an iPhone.

Oct 11 2016

U.S. justices to weigh detainee suit against Bush officials

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by non-U.S. citizens, mainly Muslims, swept up after the Sept. 11 attacks who said they were abused in detention.

U.S., Election 2016, Politics Oct 11 2016

Supreme Court weighs Colorado juror race-bias dispute

WASHINGTON The role of race in the U.S. criminal justice system came before the Supreme Court again on Tuesday in a case in which a Hispanic man is seeking to overturn his sexual offense convictions due to a juror's racially charged statements during deliberations.

Oct 11 2016

Supreme Court agrees to hear debt collection dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether people who have filed for bankruptcy can sue companies that attempted to collect old debt from them that was not required to be paid back because of state statutes of limitations.

U.S., Money Oct 11 2016

Supreme Court to hear Mexico border shooting case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to revive a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a Mexican teenager against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot the 15-year-old from across the border in Texas in 2010.

Oct 11 2016

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear tobacco arbitration dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand lower court rulings allowing Pennsylvania and Maryland to keep tens of millions of dollars in a dispute with tobacco companies involving the massive 1998 settlement over deceptive marketing and advertising of cigarettes.

U.S., Health Oct 11 2016

U.S. top court to hear Apple-Samsung feud over iPhone designs

NEW YORK After five years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in the bitter patent dispute between the world's two top smartphone manufacturers over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the iPhone's distinctive look.

Oct 10 2016