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2023-01-19 21:09:33
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Announce Road Closures Ahead of ‘March for Life’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced Capitol Complex road closures to accommodate the annual “March for Life” on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced Capitol Complex road closures to accommodate the annual “March for Life” on the National Mall. Thousands of anti-abortion activists and marchers are expected to converge on the National Mall Thursday and Friday... Read More

2023-01-19 21:08:21
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Investigation Hasn’t Turned Up Abortion Ruling Leaker

WASHINGTON — A monthslong internal investigation has failed to identify the person who leaked a draft copy of the Dobbs... Read More

WASHINGTON — A monthslong internal investigation has failed to identify the person who leaked a draft copy of the Dobbs ruling to Politico last year, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the landmark decision... Read More

Supreme Court Lets New York Enforce Gun Law During Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York can for now continue to enforce a sweeping new law that bans guns from “sensitive places” such... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York can for now continue to enforce a sweeping new law that bans guns from “sensitive places” such as schools, playgrounds and Times Square, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, allowing the law to be in force while a lawsuit over... Read More

Supreme Court Asked to Bar Punishment for Acquitted Conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury convicted Dayonta McClinton of robbing a CVS pharmacy but acquitted him of murder. A judge... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury convicted Dayonta McClinton of robbing a CVS pharmacy but acquitted him of murder. A judge gave McClinton an extra 13 years in prison for the killing anyway. In courtrooms across America, defendants get additional prison... Read More

2022-12-28 13:13:17
by Dan McCue
Justices Hold Title 42 to Remain in Place Pending Expedited Review

WASHINGTON —  A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Title 42, the pandemic-era rule that restricted migration at the... Read More

WASHINGTON —  A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Title 42, the pandemic-era rule that restricted migration at the southwestern border on public health grounds, will remain in place pending an expedited ruling and future ruling by the justices.... Read More

2022-12-08 21:40:58
by Tom Ramstack
Minister Says He Successfully Lobbied Supreme Court Justices for His Causes

WASHINGTON — An evangelical minister who on Thursday claimed to be a whistleblower on conflicts of interest at the Supreme... Read More

WASHINGTON — An evangelical minister who on Thursday claimed to be a whistleblower on conflicts of interest at the Supreme Court told Congress that for years he recruited “stealth missionaries” to advocate conservative causes to the justices. The wealthy couples... Read More

2022-12-08 21:10:27
by Dan McCue
Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical of ‘Theory’ Giving States Unchecked Power Over Elections

WASHINGTON — A clear majority of justices — cutting across the Supreme Court’s ideological spectrum — appeared to be skeptical... Read More

WASHINGTON — A clear majority of justices — cutting across the Supreme Court’s ideological spectrum — appeared to be skeptical on Wednesday of a legal theory that could give state legislatures unchecked power over federal election-related matters. As previously reported... Read More

2022-12-06 19:48:45
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Set to Hear Term’s Most Consequential Elections Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear perhaps its most consequential elections case of the term, one that... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear perhaps its most consequential elections case of the term, one that could dramatically increase the power state legislatures have in how federal electoral contests are carried out. The case, Moore v.... Read More

2022-12-01 22:49:58
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan forgiveness program, saying it will hear oral arguments in February, with the date to be determined. As is their custom,... Read More

2022-11-28 21:46:31
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Leans Toward Limiting Public Corruption Prosecutions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday in which a victory for the defendant would make it... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday in which a victory for the defendant would make it harder to prosecute public corruption cases when one of the accused is a private citizen. Statements by the justices during... Read More

2022-11-22 21:28:06
by Dan McCue
Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023, saying the move was necessary to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule in a case challenging the program.... Read More

2022-11-22 20:41:18
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Says Trump Must Give Tax Returns to Congress

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave former President Donald Trump a little less to be thankful for this Thursday, clearing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave former President Donald Trump a little less to be thankful for this Thursday, clearing the path for the imminent handing over of his tax returns to a congressional committee. As is their custom, the... Read More

Lawmakers Urge Action After Report of Other High Court Leak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a report... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a report that a former anti-abortion leader knew in advance the outcome of a 2014 Supreme Court case involving health care coverage of contraception.... Read More

2022-11-14 18:07:49
by TWN Staff
Justices Rule Against Arizona GOP Leader in Jan. 6 Records Fight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol to access phone records belonging to the Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman. As is their long-standing... Read More

2022-11-10 22:04:43
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Justices Question Native American Adoption Law

WASHINGTON — For the second week in a row, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court showed that trying to... Read More

WASHINGTON — For the second week in a row, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court showed that trying to get the law right is a marathon, not a sprint. For roughly four hours on Wednesday, the justices weighed arguments... Read More

2022-11-08 21:49:00
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Hints at New Limits on Authority of Federal Agencies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices implied Monday they are likely to make it easier to challenge the authority of... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices implied Monday they are likely to make it easier to challenge the authority of regulatory agencies in disputes with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. The key issue in Axon... Read More

2022-11-03 19:47:53
by Tom Ramstack
Abortion-Rights Protesters Arrested After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing

WASHINGTON — Three female protesters were arrested Wednesday at the Supreme Court after interrupting a hearing to denounce the recent... Read More

WASHINGTON — Three female protesters were arrested Wednesday at the Supreme Court after interrupting a hearing to denounce the recent Dobbs decision that eliminated a constitutional right to abortion. The women stood up one after the other during the first... Read More

2022-11-01 21:21:44
by Dan McCue
Abortions Declined 6% Nationwide in Immediate Aftermath of Dobbs Ruling

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months... Read More

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months after the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which for five decades had guaranteed a woman's constitutional... Read More

2022-11-01 20:40:18
by Dan McCue
Justices Reject Graham Bid to Block Georgia Testimony

WASHINGTON — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed former President Donald Trump a temporary victory in one of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed former President Donald Trump a temporary victory in one of his legal battles, a member of Trump’s inner circle on Tuesday found the high court far less accommodating. In an... Read More

2022-11-01 15:35:42
by Dan McCue
Chief Justice Temporarily Keeps House Panel From Reviewing Trump Tax Records

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a House panel from accessing the financial records of former... Read More

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a House panel from accessing the financial records of former President Trump ahead of their expected release later this week. As is the Supreme Court’s long-standing custom, the chief justice,... Read More

2022-11-01 14:29:46
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Narrow Affirmative Action’s Role in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — For decades colleges and universities across the country have used affirmative action in their admissions programs to foster... Read More

WASHINGTON — For decades colleges and universities across the country have used affirmative action in their admissions programs to foster diversity on campus. On Monday, however, the conservative supermajority on the high court signaled they are ready to sharply curtail... Read More

2022-10-26 21:24:06
by Tom Ramstack
Alito Talks of Abortion Opinion Leak as Decision to Overturn Roe Stays at Forefront for Many Voters

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday the leak in May of a draft opinion he wrote that... Read More

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday the leak in May of a draft opinion he wrote that removed a constitutional right to abortion endangered the lives of the nine justices. He called the leak a "betrayal of... Read More

2022-10-21 22:13:37
by Dan McCue
Lindsey Graham Asks Supreme Court to Block Grand Jury Testimony

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order forcing him to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order forcing him to testify before a grand jury about former President Donald Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020 election in Georgia. In a... Read More

2022-10-21 13:28:37
by Dan McCue
Justice Amy Coney Barrett Tosses Bid to Block Biden Student Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday evening turned down, without explanation, an emergency request from a Wisconsin taxpayers... Read More

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday evening turned down, without explanation, an emergency request from a Wisconsin taxpayers group to halt the Biden administration's student loan relief plan. Barrett, who handles appeals from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court... Read More

2022-10-17 13:46:52
by Natalie McCormick
UNC Students Worry Pending Supreme Court Case Will Undercut Efforts at Diversity

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At the heart of the University of North Carolina admissions process there is a mission statement... Read More

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At the heart of the University of North Carolina admissions process there is a mission statement promising the institution will educate a diverse student body to become the next generation of great leaders.  On Monday, Oct.... Read More

2022-10-13 20:08:07
by Dan McCue
High Court Rejects Trump Plea It Intervene in Mar-a-Lago Docs Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed former President Donald Trump a loss on Thursday, rejecting his request that a special... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed former President Donald Trump a loss on Thursday, rejecting his request that a special master be allowed to review classified documents seized at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home. As is their custom, the justices... Read More

2022-10-12 19:48:55
by Dan McCue
A Justice’s Love of Prince, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ All Figure in High Court Arguments Over Patent Case

WASHINGTON — A high stakes copyright battle over images Andy Warhol made from a photograph nearly four decades ago inspired... Read More

WASHINGTON — A high stakes copyright battle over images Andy Warhol made from a photograph nearly four decades ago inspired a spirited and sometimes hilarious debate at the Supreme Court Wednesday that touched on everything from “Mork and Mindy” and... Read More

2022-10-11 21:29:24
by Dan McCue
Solicitor General Asks Justices to Stay Out of Mar-a-Lago Docs Case 

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump's request to allow... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump's request to allow the special master reviewing documents seized from Mar-a-Lago access to those labeled or otherwise marked classified. In a 34-page filing,... Read More

2022-10-11 19:35:42
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Sides With GOP Candidate in Pennsylvania Ballots Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out a lower court's ruling that cleared the way for the counting of mail-in ballots in the race that he had... Read More

2022-10-05 15:11:48
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Considers Exception to Veteran Disability Deadlines

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a Navy veteran seeking an exception... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a Navy veteran seeking an exception to the Department of Veterans Affairs post-service claims filing deadline. Adolfo Arellano served in the Navy from 1971 to 1981,... Read More

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