Justices won’t hear bid to expand religious exception to worker rights
Avoiding questions of so-called ministerial duty for teachers at religious colleges, the U.S. Supreme Court passed Monday on an appeal from a Christian college in Massachusetts after the state's highest court allowed an employment discrimination case against the school to go to trial.
Armed Capitol rioter is first to take insurrection charges to trial
Jury selection began on Monday in the first trial for a Capitol rioter who has spurned the plea deals favored by defendants in similar cases.
Power to regulate coal plant emissions at high court crossroads
President Joe Biden’s climate agenda hung in the balance Monday as the Supreme Court spent two hours probing the government's regulation of carbon emissions.
West Coast states dump mask mandates for schools
California, Oregon and Washington state will lift face covering requirements in public schools in two weeks, with the states’ Democratic governors saying Monday the continued drop in Covid-19 cases means K-12 students can safely return to school without the defining pandemic symbol.
Judge tosses challenge to California rules for housing pigs
An attempt by Iowa pork producers to block a California law that sets strict requirements for the amount of living space breeding pigs should receive looks in trouble after a federal judge tentatively dismissed their lawsuit.
Bombs hit Ukrainian cities as Russian economy sinks
The shelling of Ukrainian cities intensified on Monday as Ukraine and Russia exchanged accusations about war crimes and blamed each other for starting a war that has brought the world to the brink of a global catastrophe.
Ukraine fights Russian invasion at Hague court
The Ukrainian government has filed an application with the International Court of Justice, asking that it issue provisional measures against Russia.
Top UN court wraps hearings in Rohingya genocide case
The International Court of Justice finished a week of hearings on Monday into whether it has jurisdiction to decide if Myanmar violated a 1948 treaty against genocide.
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