Biden announces tranche of new sanctions against Russia in response to Ukraine invasion
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces led U.S. President Joe Biden to declare robust diplomatic sanctions against the Kremlin.
Justices agree to hear discrimination challenge from Christian web designer
Opening a window for its conservative supermajority to further expand religious rights over nondiscrimination policies, the U.S. Supreme Court took up an appeal Tuesday from a Christian woman who wants to design wedding websites, but only for straight couples.
Sotomayor sounds constitutional alarm on NY residency law for sex offenders
The Supreme Court turned down a challenge Tuesday from a convicted sex offender whom the state refused to let of prison when he was otherwise eligible because he couldn't find residential accommodations far enough away from a school to meet probationary requirements.
Arbery killers found guilty of hate crimes
The three white men convicted last year of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also guilty of violating the 25-year-old jogger’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black, a Georgia jury decided on Tuesday after about four total hours of deliberations in the federal hate crimes trial against the men.
Bingo dispute in Lone Star State leaves justices grappling with precedent
The Supreme Court grappled with its precedent and statutory interpretation Tuesday in a dispute over gambling rules for a tribe in the Lone Star State that could have bigger implications for tribal sovereignty.
Europe plunged to brink of war as Putin sends troops to Ukraine
After weeks of threats, escalating tensions and desperate diplomacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought the world to the brink of a major war by ordering tanks and troops into pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine late Monday.
Poland’s slide into autocracy isn’t enough to block deportations
Extraditing suspects to Poland does not violate their fair-trial rights, the EU’s high court found Tuesday in the bloc’s latest legal battle over rule of law.
EU legal adviser says Italian ports properly detained humanitarian vessels
Port authorities in Sicily were justified in detaining and inspecting private German humanitarian search-and-rescue vessels that arrived overloaded with asylum seekers they'd picked up from the Mediterranean Sea in 2020, a legal adviser for the European Union's highest court found on Tuesday.