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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

 

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

GOP senators confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in partisan vote

By Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times The Senate on Monday confirmed Judge…

 

A rally outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s offices at 1 Post Plaza protested the confirmation hearings for potential Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Activists urge Feinstein to take actions to stop supreme Court confirmation hearings

Activists in San Francisco rallied outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein…

 

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Supreme Court likely to boost public schools’ responsibilities to children with disabilities

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen…

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Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, rejoices as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

AUSTIN, Texas — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down…

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, rejoices as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Reagan Barklage of St. Louis, center, and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights…

Reagan Barklage of St. Louis, center, and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Court: No right to carry concealed weapons in public

Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday…

Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives for a visit with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Garland holds first meeting with GOP senator, Kirk of IL

WASHINGTON — Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican senator to…

Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives for a visit with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on…

President Barack Obama is reflected in the conference table as he pauses before a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC) at the State Department in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open…

The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Will name indisputably qualified nominee for court

RANCHO MIRAGE — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would nominate a…

President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

Scalia’s body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday…

In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)
On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)

Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote…

On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirageon Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON — The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of…

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirageon Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer during a reenactment of the 100-year-old case of 1905 Lochner v. New York in 2005. (Sang H. Park/2005 AP)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme…

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer during a reenactment of the 100-year-old case of 1905 Lochner v. New York in 2005. (Sang H. Park/2005 AP)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera claimed that Nevada was sending mentally ill patients to San Francisco, some of whom were treated at San Francisco General Hospital.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

SF reaches $400K settlement proposal in Nevada patient-dumping case

San Francisco’s more than two-year legal battle with Nevada over the state’s…

A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera claimed that Nevada was sending mentally ill patients to San Francisco, some of whom were treated at San Francisco General Hospital.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
William Smith Jr., right, and his partner James Yates, second right, speak with an unnamed clerk in an attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to…

William Smith Jr., right, and his partner James Yates, second right, speak with an unnamed clerk in an attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Clerk’s office defies order; no same-sex marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought…

David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale poses for a photo during an event honoring teachers in Pago Pago, American Samoa. (Fili Sagapolutele/AP Photo).

American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa is the only U.S. territory…

In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale poses for a photo during an event honoring teachers in Pago Pago, American Samoa. (Fili Sagapolutele/AP Photo).