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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

Events

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 1

Entertainment

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 7

Events

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 3

Artist

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 5

Entertainment

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 21

Events

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 26

Entertainment

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars. And that could change the nature of college sports. At least that's the fear […]

today03/30/2021 10

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