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Trump demands Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg resign for criticizing him as unfit

Donald Trump called Wednesday for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign for saying publicly that she feels he is unfit to be president. Lashing out, Trump said the …

Girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide will face trial

A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide …

Supreme Court rejects Washington pharmacists’ appeal of Plan B rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have …

Texas abortion ruling could mean end of similar Wisconsin law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ regulation of abortion clinics likely means the end of a similar Wisconsin law.

Supreme Court to review NC’s use of race in redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state’s congressional districts in ways that gave …

Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

Texas abortion restrictions struck down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

Montana’s medical marijuana law won’t be heard by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each.

Obama concedes court tie means game over on immigration plan

President Barack Obama sought to reassure millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally that he has no plans to deport them, while acknowledging that the Supreme Court’s deadlock Thursday marks …

Justices rap Labor Dept. over change in overtime pay rules

The Supreme Court says the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.

High court nixes European suit against R.J. Reynolds

The Supreme Court says the European Union can’t pursue a lawsuit accusing tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds of taking part in a global money-laundering scheme that sponsored cigarette-smuggling in Europe.

Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that …

Court must intervene for schoolchildren

We believe the court should show urgency and adopt new consequences now. Otherwise, we believe the Legislature could once again fail to fully comply with the court and the constitution.

Opinions from past add perspective

Editorials covered everything from soup to the Supreme Court to the war in Iraq.

Supreme Court rules against Puerto Rico in debt case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Puerto Rico can’t restructure more than $20 billion in public debt as it tries to overcome a decadelong economic crisis.

Editorial: Patience needed on school funding

It’s clear that the Legislature has moved too slowly, but it’s not accurate to claim that it hasn’t moved at all. Don’t disrupt this delicate process.

Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in class-action lawsuit

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Google over a class-action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on “low quality” websites.

Supreme Court to reconsider death penalty in two Texas cases

The Supreme Court said Monday it will reconsider two Texas death penalty cases, in a sign that liberal justices may try to rein in the use of capital punishment.

Transgender bathroom case likely headed to Supreme Court

The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals …

Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution’s right to a speedy trial.

State asks Washington Supreme Court to end education sanctions

Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …

Donald Trump unveils list of top Supreme Court picks

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Court announces compromise on Obamacare contraceptives dispute

The Supreme Court on Monday announced a compromise ruling on contraceptives that clears the way for women working for religious organizations to receive the free birth control promised by President …

Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness

Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.

Thin Supreme Court to rule on cheerleaders’ outfits, adult diapers

The Supreme Court agreed this week to decide a patent dispute between two makers of adult diapers, not to resolve whether one company stole the design of another, but only …

Florida’s high court urged to throw out death sentences

Former judges and top legal officials are calling on the Florida Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now on awaiting execution on death row.

Supreme Court turns away challenge to California’s death penalty system

The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California’s death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades …

Supreme Court reject franchises’ appeal over $15 Seattle wage

The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.

Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law.

Idaho Supreme Court candidate taps former disgraced lawmaker

Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie has hired former state Sen. John McGee – who resigned several years ago following highly publicized scandals – to help with his campaign.