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Supreme Court rejects Biden’s plan to wipe away $400 billion in student loan debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court has ruled that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in trying to cancel or reduce student loan debts for millions of Americans. Conservative justices were in the majority in Friday's 6-3 decision that effectively killed the $400 billion plan that President Joe Biden announced last year. Borrowers are on the hook for repayments that are supposed to resume in the fall. The […]

today06/30/2023 24


USPS honoring late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A new stamp design unveiled on Monday depicts Ginsburg in a black robe with an intricate white collar, which became her trademark. She's being recognized as an "icon of American culture" for her work fighting gender discrimination and for being a "passionate proponent of equal justice." Ginsburg died in 2020 at the age […]

today10/25/2022 19


States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Governors, lawmakers and attorneys general in states with strict gun-permitting laws are strategizing over how to shore up their restrictions after Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision expanded gun rights in a New York case. They also are bracing themselves for a longer fight as gun rights groups prepare to challenge a range of other gun control laws. The justices said that a New York state law […]

today06/24/2022 5


Justices reject states’ appeal over cap on tax deductibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland to the 2017 tax law that capped federal tax deductions for state and local taxes. The lawsuit had previously been dismissed by lower courts. The suit argued that the Republican-led tax law, signed by then-President Donald Trump, unfairly singled out high-tax states in which Democrats predominate. The law caps a deduction for […]

today04/18/2022 7


Supreme Court won’t review decision that freed Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will not take up the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby. The announcement Monday leaves in place a decision by Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out his conviction and set him free from prison. A Cosby spokesperson has thanked the justices and criticized the prosecutor and judge in the case. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had said the prosecutor was bound by […]

today03/07/2022 13


US Supreme Court declines to hear topless ban challenge

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Keep those tops on in Ocean City, ladies. The Daily Record reports that the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a challenge of the Maryland beach town's 2017 ordinance banning topless sunbathing by women, while allowing men to go bare-chested. The justices let stand the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in August that Ocean City's gender-based prohibition is constitutional because it is […]

today02/24/2022 12


Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a bid by prosecutors to revive his criminal sex assault case. The 84-year-old Cosby has been free since June. That's when a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned his conviction and released him from prison. The state's highest court found that Cosby believed he had a nonprosecution agreement with a former district attorney when he gave damaging testimony that […]

today02/01/2022 36


Women want Supreme Court to overturn topless sunbathing ban

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A group of women is going all the way to the top with their challenge of a beach town ban on topless sunbathing, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against allowing men but not women to show all that skin. Ocean City, Maryland, passed its ordinance four years ago after plaintiff Chelsea Eline contacted police asserting a right to go topless. An appeals court […]

today12/14/2021 23


Supreme Court won’t take MD bump stock ban case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take up a challenge to Maryland's ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster. The high court on Monday turned away a challenge to the ban, which took effect in October 2018. A lower court had dismissed the challenge at an early stage and that decision had been upheld by an appeals court. Maryland's ban preceded a […]

today05/04/2021 32