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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT unanimously ruled in favor aof a Cranston man, who had his legal firearms confiscated after a wellness check, without a warrant or his consent. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Cranston man in gun...

CRANSTON – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected police arguments Monday and ruled in favor of a Cranston man whose two lawfully owned firearms were...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT is hearing arguments about the Affordable Care Act. / AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

High court seems likely to leave federal health care law in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, including key protections for...

Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

WASHINGTON (AP) – Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install...

Wanted: poll workers in R.I.

For the first time in Rhode Island, mail ballots topped in-person voting in the spring presidential primary. Election officials in several communities have good reason...

High court nixes GOP move for ballot witness in Rhode Island

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two...

Ruling on LGBTQ rights contains a caveat

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending workplace discrimination protection to cover sexual orientation and gender identity was cheered by LGBTQ people and allies....
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT issued a decision Monday that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment under Title VII. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment,...

R.I. general obligation bonds receive AA rating from Fitch

PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings has assigned an AA rating to Rhode Island’s general obligation bonds. The rating outlook is stable. Fitch noted Rhode Island’s conservative...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT sent the issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to the U.S. Department of Commerce, finding the department's explanation of its reasons to introduce the question inadequate. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court says no, for now, on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census,...
U.S. Supreme Court refused to question a Massachusetts law that bars for-profit corporations from making campaign donations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Supreme Court rejects bid to let businesses donate to candidates

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court declined an opportunity to give businesses broader rights to contribute money to political candidates and causes. The justices,...

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