Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions
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Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to … Continue reading

Illinois governor agrees to allow Medicaid for abortions
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Illinois governor agrees to allow Medicaid for abortions

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ended months of speculation Thursday and signed legislation allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, a reversal of the first-term Republican’s stance on the proposal last spring. The Legislature, which is run by Democrats, approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’
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The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’

Elections. With BC-AF–Kenya-Elections-Glance.<!– Send To WebFeeds 0 || (results.AssociationResults[0].Items | associatedResultInfo:’video’).length>0″> Download Assets Copy story to clipboard Copy story to clipboard –> NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya’s presidential election court challenge (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has told supporters that the Supreme Court chief justice and “his crooks” … Continue reading

First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views
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First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views

WASHINGTON (AP) — A starkly divided Senate panel on Monday weighed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with Republicans casting Neil Gorsuch as a fiercely independent judge and Democrats complaining that his testimony “diluted with ambiguity” makes him the wrong choice. The Republican-led Judiciary Committee was expected to back Gorsuch and send his nomination to … Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings
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Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his confirmation hearing — and his final day of testimony — largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win Senate approval despite liberal opposition. A growing number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York … Continue reading

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Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation’s labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits. His conservative approach could tip … Continue reading

Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official
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Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official

Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator who sued them for $7.5 million over a discredited story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, a federal jury said Friday. The 10-member jury in Charlottesville sided with administrator Nicole Eramo, who claimed the article portrayed her as a … Continue reading