Supreme courts

Pastor Arthur Price Jr., preaches during a 16th Street Baptist church service, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Price told the mostly black congregation that Alabama's U.S. Senate election is too important to skip. "There's too much at stake for us to stay home," Price said of Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 11, 2017 - 6:38 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders. Many Republicans see the vote as chance to ratify...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Hill is meeting with more than 100 entertainment industry representatives Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to discuss sexual harassment and how the scandal sparked by harassment and sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein can be turned into broad and sustained cultural change. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Anita Hill speaking to entertainment industry professionals about sexual harassment and its broad impacts on society and culture (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Anita Hill has told a room full of entertainment industry professionals her 1991 testimony about...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:20 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill is meeting with Hollywood actors and executives Friday to discuss how the sexual harassment scandal roiling the entertainment industry can lead to broad and sustained cultural change. National Women's Law Center president Fatima Goss Graves will host the...
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December 08, 2017 - 4:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case "a profound miscarriage of justice." The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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Poland's most powerful politician, ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, attends a vote in parliament in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in which lawmakers approved legislation that gives his party control over the Supreme Court. The opposition and the European Union leaders say the legislation threatens the rule of law. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 08, 2017 - 3:51 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the political situation in Poland (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Top European Union official Donald Tusk says that its liberal economic approach and pro-Western attitude might suggest that Poland's ruling party wants to improve its tarnished relations with the...
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Poland's most powerful politician, ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski walks during a vote in parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in which lawmakers approved legislation that gives his party control over the Supreme Court. The opposition and the European Union leaders say the legislation threatens the rule of law. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 08, 2017 - 9:15 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers overwhelming approved two bills Friday that would give the ruling party greater power over the judiciary despite blunt warnings from elsewhere in Europe that the legislation contravenes democratic norms. Supporters in the conservative Law and Justice party...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 07, 2017 - 3:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at home. For Trump, the proclamation was an important way to make good on a...
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December 06, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — James O'Keefe, the right-wing activist whose Project Veritas organization recently attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post, was honored Wednesday night by a conservative religious organization. The award was presented by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans while Democrats are ruing the day they changed the rules to make it easier to fast-track court picks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2017 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans while Democrats are ruing the day they changed the rules to make it easier to fast-track court picks...
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A police officer escorts Alexander Vinnik, center as they arrive at Greece's supreme court in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Greece's Supreme Court holds an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States on charges of laundering billions of dollars' worth of bitcoin. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 06, 2017 - 8:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States on charges of laundering billions of dollars' worth of the virtual currency bitcoin, appeared Wednesday before Greece's Supreme Court for a hearing into his extradition to the U.S. Vinnik is the...
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