Supreme Court

South Dakota lawmakers, cities warm to marijuana plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether recreational marijuana will become legal in July. But state lawmakers and city governments are moving forward with their own pot plans. Officials statewide have warmed to the idea of legalization since voters passed a constitutional amendment in November legalizing marijuana for adults. Some cities…

Burgum had authority to close North Dakota businesses

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Doug Burgum had the authority to close businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset Court LLC and salon operator Kari Riggin in April sued Burgum and then-State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte in an effort to allow the assisted living facility’s in-house hair salon to continue providing services to residents….

Supreme Court will consider major abortion rights case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will take up Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion. The court’s order Monday sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court apparently ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion…

Armstrong co-sponsors resolution to keep 9 Supreme Court justices

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong is a co-sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would keep nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. House Democrats introduced a bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court after President Biden announced a commission to examine the idea.  Supporters say they want to counter the court’s rightward tilt…

Trump, Minnesota GOP candidates ask Supreme Court to separate late absentee ballots

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The campaigns for President Donald Trump and Republican state legislative candidates in Minnesota are petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to separate all mailed ballots received after Election Day in case of legal challenges to their validity. The petition is the latest challenge to Minnesota’s seven-day extension for absentee ballots.  Earlier, a federal appeals court panel heard arguments…

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – Amy Coney Barrett is headed to to the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee in a 52-48 vote with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Barrett will be the third Supreme Court justice nominated by Trump. At 48, she is likely secure a conservative court majority for years to come. With…

WATCH LIVE: Final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds an Executive Business Meeting, followed by day four of the nomination hearing for Amy Coney Barrett. Posted by Fox News on Thursday, October 15, 2020   WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. After the two days of questioning, the…

WATCH LIVE: Day three of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Barrett Hearing Day 3: The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Tune in to Fox News Channel for live coverage.LIVE BLOG: https://fxn.ws/33UHQrA Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings…