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Lawrence Hurley

U.S. Senate confirms Biden appointee seen as Supreme Court contender

Jun 14 2021

WASHINGTON Democrats overcame Republican opposition on Monday as the U.S. Senate voted to confirm federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, seen as a possible future Supreme Court nominee for President Joe Biden, to an influential appellate court.

U.S. Supreme Court seeks Biden views on Harvard admissions dispute

Jun 14 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to give its views on whether the justices should hear a challenge to Harvard University's consideration of race in undergraduate student admissions. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court declines to expand crack cocaine reforms

Jun 14 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that potentially hundreds of low-level crack cocaine offenders cannot benefit under a 2018 federal law that reduced certain prison sentences in part to address racial disparities detrimental to Black defendants.

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to all-male military draft sign-up

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by a men's rights group to the national requirement that men, but not women, register for the military draft at age 18, focusing on whether the policy violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee that laws apply equally to everyone.

Biden follows Trump in defending Puerto Rico benefits exclusion

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden on Monday said his administration will defend at the U.S. Supreme Court a law that excludes Puerto Rico from a federal program that provides benefits to low-income elderly, blind and disabled people, adhering to the same policy as his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.

Biden follows Trump in defending Puerto Rico benefits exclusion

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden on Monday said his administration will defend at the U.S. Supreme Court a law that excludes Puerto Rico from a federal program that provides benefits to low-income elderly, blind and disabled people, adhering to the same policy as his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up FBI bid to block Muslim civil rights suit

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the FBI's bid to block a civil rights lawsuit by three Muslim men from California who accused the agency of illegally conducting surveillance on them following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs J&J appeal over $2 billion baby powder judgment

Jun 01 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Johnson & Johnson's bid to overturn a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company's baby powder and other talc products. | Video

Major rulings including Obamacare loom for U.S. Supreme Court

Jun 01 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court heads into the last month of its current term with several major cases yet to be decided including a Republican bid to invalidate the Obamacare healthcare law, a dispute involving LGBT and religious rights and another focused on voting restrictions.

U.S. Supreme Court endorses tribal police power in Montana dispute

Jun 01 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed Native American tribal police powers, backing the authority of a tribal officer in Montana to stop and search a non-Native American motorist on a public road on reservation land.

World News

Wide gulf, slim hopes as Putin and Biden begin summit

With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office.