Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rules for ex-US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a retired U.S. marshal who argued that West Virginia discriminated against former federal law enforcement officers like him by giving a more generous tax break to onetime state law enforcers. The court has ruled 9-0 that West Virginia law unlawfully discriminated against the retired marshal, James … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rules for ex-US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

NEW DELHI | Indian court orders top industrialist to pay Ericsson $77M

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday found Anil Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Communications, and two of his directors guilty of contempt of court and ordered them to pay 5.5 billion rupees ($77.29 million) owed to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson. Justices R.F. Nariman and Vineet Saran said the three will be … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian court orders top industrialist to pay Ericsson $77M

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court says Ginsburg to attend court’s public session

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her public return to the bench, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 85-year-old justice will join her eight colleagues on Tuesday when the court meets for a public session. Ginsburg returned to the Washington building … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court says Ginsburg to attend court’s public session

NORFOLK, Va. | Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he’s became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to California … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va. | Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

TAUNTON, Mass. | Lawyers seek to keep woman who urged suicide out of jail

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Attorneys for a woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself are seeking to keep her out of jail while they appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michelle Carter is scheduled to appear in court Monday when a judge will consider prosecutors’ request that she begin serving her 15-month sentence. … Continue reading TAUNTON, Mass. | Lawyers seek to keep woman who urged suicide out of jail

MADISON,Wis. | Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin liberals hope to take a key step this spring toward breaking a long conservative stranglehold on the state’s Supreme Court, in an election that could also serve as a barometer of the political mood in a key presidential swing state. If the liberal-backed candidate wins the April 2 state Supreme … Continue reading MADISON,Wis. | Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD | Friend: Christian woman freed by court transferred south

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Christian woman freed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court three months after acquitting her on a blasphemy charge has been transferred from her previous location near the capital by security forces, unable to leave Pakistan to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday. Aman Ullah, who said he spoke to Aasia … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Friend: Christian woman freed by court transferred south