Stories by Mark Sherman

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court

A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
By Mark Sherman

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Supreme Court troubled by Ga. juror case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared troubled by the actions of a prosecutor in disqualifying black prospective jurors from the death penalty trial of a black teenager.
By Mark Sherman

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Inmate says juror's use of racial slur should lead to new hearing

A black man on Georgia's death row is asking the Supreme Court for a new sentencing hearing because a white juror who voted for the death penalty later referred to him with a racial slur.
By Mark Sherman

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

WASHINGTON - Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker.
By Mark Sherman

Monday, June 30, 2014

Can't make employers cover contraception, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law that they cover contraceptives for female employees.
By Mark Sherman

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Justices rule against Internet startup Aereo

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves for subscribers to view.
By Mark Sherman

Monday, June 23, 2014

Supreme Court leaves intact program to deal with carbon emissions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left intact the Obama administration's program to limit plant emissions but rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority.
By Mark Sherman

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ruling favors prayer at council meetings

WASHINGTON - A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Chris­tian prayers at the start of local council meetings Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions.
By Mark Sherman

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Retired justice proposes several changes to Constitution

WASHINGTON - In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for six changes to the Constitution, two of which are related to guns.
By Mark Sherman

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Birth control divides High Court

The Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in ...
By Mark Sherman

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court strikes down federal marriage provision

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
By Mark Sherman

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

The ruling does not do away with the advance approval requirement used widely in the South, but it bars enforcement until Congress updates the law, which is seen as unlikely.
By Mark Sherman

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Court rules against Ga. hospital deal

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has dealt a setback to a deal between two private companies that left one as the owner of the only two hospitals in a southwestern Georgia city.
By Mark Sherman

Monday, June 25, 2012

High court rejects part of Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects' status could go forward.
By Mark Sherman

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Battle over health care law reaches high court

WASHINGTON - The monumental fight over a health care law that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.
By Mark Sherman

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Clemens' attorney disputes validity of evidence

Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens' former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher tested positive for Clemens' DNA and anabolic steroids.
By Mark Sherman and Nedra Pickler
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Early voting in Augusta-area shows increase
Area early voting numbers are dwarfing turnout four years ago, particularly in Republican-leaning Columbia County, and forecast apossible record voting year for the Augusta area.