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  • Supreme Court won’t hear German home-school case

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe (OO-vuh) and Hannelore Romeike (roh-MEYE-kee), who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise […]
  • High court to look at inmate’s right to grow beard

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an Arkansas prison inmate must be allowed to grow a short beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from inmate Gregory Holt, who says his Muslim beliefs require him to grow a beard. State corrections […]
  • Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ended two local governments’ efforts to prevent some immigrants from renting apartments. The justices on Monday declined to take up appeals from the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, or the city of Hazleton, Pa., of lower court rulings that blocked local ordinances regulating rental housing. Both were […]
  • Teeth-whitening challenge gets high court review

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will examine the North Carolina dental regulatory board’s claim that only dentists should be allowed to whiten teeth. The justices on Monday agreed to hear the state Board of Dental Examiners’ challenge to a lower court ruling and an order by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC said the […]
  • High court looks at death row inmate’s IQ scores

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate who claims he is protected from execution because he is mentally disabled. The case being argued Monday at the court centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices prohibited […]
  • YouTube video purports to show high court action

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session. The Supreme Court forbids cameras and all other electronic devices, but members of the protest group 99Rise appear to have shot video on two separate occasions since […]
  • Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford’s massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits against the law firms, accountants and investment companies that allegedly aided the $7.2 billion fraud. The decision is a loss for firms that claimed federal securities law insulated them […]
  • Court rules against protester at military base

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against a man who was caught protesting military activities despite having been barred because of previous activities near the main gate at a California Air Force base. The justices on Wednesday threw out an appeals court ruling that overturned the conviction of John Dennis Apel under […]
  • Court: Gamblers can’t sue officer in another state

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Georgia police officer could not be sued in Nevada over the seizure of two travelers’ money at an Atlanta airport. In a unanimous decision, the justices said a lawsuit against officer Anthony Walden could not go forward in a Nevada court because none of his […]
  • High court sides with government on frozen assets

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court decided Tuesday that people whose assets have been frozen amid suspicion of illegal activity have no constitutional right to a hearing to plead for access to their money to mount a defense against criminal charges. The justices voted 6-3 against a New York couple who have been indicted on […]