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Lawrence Hurley

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

May 21 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely.

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter

May 20 2019

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming.

Explainer - Roe v. Wade at risk: key facts on legal challenges to U.S. abortion rights

May 15 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A bill passed by Alabama legislators that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state is the strictest such measure in the United States. If signed into law, it will face legal challenges and put the focus on the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, the final stop on all roads in the fight over abortion.

Roe v. Wade at risk: key facts on legal challenges to U.S. abortion rights

May 15 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A bill passed by Alabama legislators that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state is the strictest such measure in the United States. If signed into law, it will face legal challenges and put the focus on the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, the final stop on all roads in the fight over abortion.

Death penalty tensions flare again on divided U.S. Supreme Court

May 13 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent attempts by two convicted murderers in Alabama and Texas to put off their executions.

Trump says Special Counsel Mueller should not testify on Russia probe

May 06 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Department's top official. | Video

Supreme Court stumped by the case of the unconscious drunken driver

Apr 23 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with whether police need a court-issued warrant to draw an unconscious suspect's blood in a case involving a Wisconsin man convicted of drunken driving based on blood obtained without his consent.

Supreme Court poised to give Trump victory on census citizenship question

Apr 23 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court hears dispute over Trump census citizenship question

Apr 23 2019

WASHINGTON, April 23 The U.S. Supreme Court, in one of the most consequential cases of its current term, on Tuesday will hear the Trump administration's bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan opponents have called a Republican effort to scare immigrants from taking part in the population count.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up major gay, transgender job discrimination cases

Apr 22 2019

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. | Video

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