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2021-10-22 17:56:42
by Dan McCue
Justices To Hear Texas Abortion Case on Monday Nov. 1

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from the federal government and abortion providers to Texas' 6-week abortion... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from the federal government and abortion providers to Texas' 6-week abortion ban on Nov. 1, but will leave the law in place while it considers the cases, the court said on... Read More

2021-10-15 15:31:02
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Commission Finds Crisis In Senate Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON -- A presidential panel charged with considering the pros and cons of altering the size and function of the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A presidential panel charged with considering the pros and cons of altering the size and function of the U.S. Supreme Court is instead calling out the Senate confirmation process for justices. In draft documents released ahead of a... Read More

2021-10-14 15:56:22
by Dan McCue
Justices Consider Whether to Reinstate Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish... Read More

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At approximately 2:49 p.m. that Monday afternoon, the bombs detonated 14 seconds apart, killing three... Read More

2021-10-04 20:22:15
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Holds DC Not Entitled to Vote in Congress

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that denied District of Columbia residents a voting... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that denied District of Columbia residents a voting member in the House of Representatives. As is their custom, the justices did not explain the rationale behind their summary... Read More

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany and marble courtroom that the justices abandoned more than 18 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and... Read More

Abortion, Guns, Religion Top a Big Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public... Read More

A 'Dangerous Cabal'? Alito Says High Court is No Such Thing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Samuel Alito pushed back Thursday against criticism, including some from colleagues, that recent Supreme Court actions... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Samuel Alito pushed back Thursday against criticism, including some from colleagues, that recent Supreme Court actions in major cases have been done hastily and in the shadows. "A dangerous cabal" improperly deciding important matters — hardly,... Read More

2021-10-01 15:03:49
by Dan McCue
Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID on Eve of Barrett Investiture

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the court announced Friday.  In a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the court announced Friday.  In a brief statement, court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said the 56-year-old justice has been fully vaccinated since January and that he was... Read More

GOP-led States See Texas Law as Model to Restrict Abortions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Republican states that have passed increasingly tough abortion restrictions only to see them blocked by... Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Republican states that have passed increasingly tough abortion restrictions only to see them blocked by the federal courts have a new template in an unusually written Texas law that represents the most far-reaching curb on... Read More

Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation's second-largest state. The court voted... Read More

Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to... Read More

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court's action ends... Read More

2021-08-26 20:29:49
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Ruling Coming Soon On Federal Eviction Moratorium

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule within days on a lawsuit by associations of realtors that seek... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule within days on a lawsuit by associations of realtors that seek to overturn the federal extension of the eviction moratorium until Oct. 3. In a hearing on Monday, the realtors argued... Read More

2021-08-25 14:32:37
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Orders 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Reinstated

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With the court’s three... Read More

2021-08-20 17:44:20
by Dan McCue
Justice Barrett Gives Green Light to Construction of Obama Presidential Center

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s... Read More

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park ended on Friday when Justice Amy Coney Barrett declined to intervene in the case. The environmentalists, who collectively... Read More

2021-08-16 20:04:46
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law

WASHINGTON -- Federal courts continued their struggle with state and federal eviction moratoriums in separate rulings Thursday and Friday. A... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Federal courts continued their struggle with state and federal eviction moratoriums in separate rulings Thursday and Friday. A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that her “hands are tied” to halt the federal eviction moratorium that the Centers... Read More

Mississippi Argues Supreme Court Should Overturn Roe v. Wade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let... Read More

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney... Read More

2021-07-06 20:04:24
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Deaf Woman’s Emotional Distress Suit

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case in its next term that could expand rights of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case in its next term that could expand rights of discrimination victims to collect compensation for "emotional distress." A ruling that allows the compensation could widely broaden the liability for... Read More

2021-07-01 15:16:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Strikes Down Disclosure Rules for Political Donors

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their biggest donors, holding the requirement burdened donors’ First Amendment rights and was not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.... Read More

2021-07-01 15:11:17
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged on the rights of Black, Hispanic and Native Americans voters. By a 6-3 margin, the justices held that a 2016... Read More

2021-06-29 17:02:01
by Dan McCue
Pipeline Company Can Use Eminent Domain to Claim State Land

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to rely on eminent domain to claim state land in its path. The 5-4 ruling by the court included both liberal... Read More

Transgender Rights, Religion Among Cases Justices Could Add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say... Read More

2021-06-25 21:17:43
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Says Alaska Natives Should Get COVID-19 Aid

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid tied up in court for... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid tied up in court for months, rightfully should be given to Alaska Natives rather than tribes in other parts of the country. The case cast... Read More

2021-06-25 20:38:20
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Backs Refiners in Biofuel Exemption Dispute

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday restored an exemption for small refineries from a federal law requiring them to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday restored an exemption for small refineries from a federal law requiring them to blend increasing levels of ethanol and other renewable fuels into their products. The 6-3 ruling is a setback for biofuels... Read More

2021-06-23 15:32:39
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Sides With Cursing Cheerleader Over Snapchat Post

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by punishing a student over... Read More

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by punishing a student over a vulgar social-media rant sent away from school grounds. The vote was 8 to 1, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting.... Read More

2021-06-22 15:15:02
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Hands Win to Student Athletes

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and... Read More

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead,... Read More

2021-06-22 00:49:16
by Dan McCue
High Court Says Scores of Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent disputes by failing to make the judges properly accountable to the president. As a result, it said, more than 200... Read More

2021-06-17 15:27:58
by Dan McCue
Affordable Care Act Survives Its Toughest Challenge Before the High Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.... Read More

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. By a 7-2 vote, the justices left the entire law intact and ruled that Texas and other Republican-led states (as... Read More

Justices Defer Harvard Case on Race in College Admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision... Read More

2021-06-10 11:24:56
by TWN Staff
Justices Reject Johnson & Johnson Bid to Overturn $2B Talc Verdict

The Supreme Court this week decided to leave in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed... Read More

The Supreme Court this week decided to leave in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products. As is their custom, the justices did not comment Tuesday on... Read More

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