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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering
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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-03-27 00:10:38
by Dan McCue

As the U.S. Supreme Court waded into a pair of gerrymandering cases on Tuesday, a majority of the justices struggled mightily with the question of just how a federal court can fairly determine when state legislatures have been too partisan... Read More

Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress
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Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in two partisan gerrymandering cases that could scramble congressional districts and change the way states redraw maps after the 2020 Census, marking the second consecutive year the justices will consider the... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Foreign Corporation's Appeal of Mueller Subpoena
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Supreme Court Rejects Foreign Corporation's Appeal of Mueller Subpoena
2019-03-25 22:47:16
by Dan McCue

Robert Mueller's investigation may be over, but the cases he set in motion will continue for some time. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a corporation owned by an unidentified foreign government that has refused to... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias
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Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the latest chapter in an extraordinary case involving a small-town white prosecutor who had repeatedly barred... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case
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Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case
2019-03-19 13:41:45
by Dan McCue

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this month, the justices appeared to be treading carefully despite their familiarity with claims they've heard once before. The case, Va.... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide
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Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to resolve two long-standing disputes and decide whether the Constitution includes rights to the insanity defense and a unanimous jury verdict of guilt. Most states permit criminal defendants to plead insanity and escape... Read More

Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional
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Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional
2019-03-18 16:01:15
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a controversial question about citizenship proposed for the 2020 census to consider if the inquiry would violate the Constitution. Lower courts... Read More

Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket
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Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket
2019-03-15 23:58:13
by Dan McCue

Over the next two weeks, the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court will be dominated by issues it has recently preferred to punt back to lower courts: racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices will hear oral arguments in... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Expand Census Citizenship Case
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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Expand Census Citizenship Case

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to expand its scheduled April showdown over the 2020 census to decide whether the Constitution lets the government ask whether people are American citizens. In a letter dated Monday, U.S. Solicitor... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Into Copyright Issues Involving Tech, New Media
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Supreme Court Weighs Into Copyright Issues Involving Tech, New Media
2019-03-04 19:50:43
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a third-party software maintenance provider in its quest to recoup the nearly $13 million it paid to Oracle Corp. to cover the litigation costs of a copyright dispute. Writing for a unanimous court,... Read More

Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles
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Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened the rights of Americans to fight police seizures of vehicles and property, ruling the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “excessive fines” applies to states and localities, not just the federal government. Read More

How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws
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How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court announced said Tuesday that it would not consider a defamation case involving Bill Cosby. But the announcement came with a twist: Justice Clarence Thomas used the appeal... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Census Question That Could Undercut California’s Power
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Supreme Court Weighs Census Question That Could Undercut California’s Power

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court meets behind closed doors Friday to weigh a question that could shape the political power of California for the decade ahead. Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana from Enforcing Restrictive Abortion Law
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Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana from Enforcing Restrictive Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked Louisiana from requiring abortion doctors to get admitting privileges at a local hospital, giving a reprieve to clinics as the justices consider whether to take up an appeal. Read More

Trump Administration to Appeal to Supreme Court in Census Case
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Trump Administration to Appeal to Supreme Court in Census Case

President Donald Trump’s administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a question about citizenship in the 2020 census, promising to file a quick appeal in the hope of resolving the issue in time to start ... Read More

Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term
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Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term

The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Friday on President Donald Trump’s bid to end deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, suggesting the program may stay in place at least until the end of ... Read More

Supreme Court Refuses to Shield Mystery Foreign Company From Mueller’s Investigation
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Supreme Court Refuses to Shield Mystery Foreign Company From Mueller’s Investigation

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block a subpoena issued to an unnamed corporation, owned by a foreign government, ending a mystery dispute in the courts reportedly involving the investigation into Russian election meddling. Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Recovering From Surgery
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Recovering From Surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recovering from lung cancer surgery last month, on Monday missed her first oral arguments since joining the Supreme Court 25 years ago. She is recovering at home, a court spokeswoman said. Read More

Chief Justice Roberts Denounces Trump’s Criticism of Federal Jurist as ‘Obama Judge’
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Chief Justice Roberts Denounces Trump’s Criticism of Federal Jurist as ‘Obama Judge’

In an exceedingly rare personal rebuke of a president by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s attack denigrating a California federal judge who had recently... Read More

Supreme Court Will Hear Fast-Track Arguments in Census Case
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Supreme Court Will Hear Fast-Track Arguments in Census Case

The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments early next year on lawsuits challenging the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, acting with unusual speed in a politically charged case. The justices will consider the Trump administration’s ... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Whether to Hear Its First Abortion-Related Case Since Kavanaugh Joined the Bench
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Supreme Court Weighs Whether to Hear Its First Abortion-Related Case Since Kavanaugh Joined the Bench

The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday whether it will hear its first abortion-related appeal with newly seated Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The case involves whether conservative states may exclude Planned... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit
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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 By Greg Stohr WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
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FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court ... Read More

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‘Grossly Unfair’? Widower Takes Ban on Military Injury Claims to Supreme Court

More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn’t know exactly how — or why — it happened. Walter Daniel, a... Read More

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Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh and Declares Him ‘Proven Innocent’

President Donald Trump apologized to Brett Kavanaugh for the bitter battle over his confirmation to the Supreme Court and declared him “innocent” of the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination. Read More

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With Midterms Looming, Calls to Impeach Kavanaugh Pose Awkward Challenge for Democrats

Even before the judicial oath was administered and Judge Brett Kavanaugh became Justice Kavanaugh, some on the political left were sounding calls to impeach. A month before the midterm election, that makes many... Read More

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At Princeton Event, Justices Kagan, Sotomayor Avoid Talking About Kavanaugh but Decry Politicization of Court

Hours after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s spot on the nation’s highest court was all but solidified, two of the court’s three female justices appeared on stage at Princeton University for a talk — and... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
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What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
2018-10-06 00:22:17
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

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Lindsey Graham Won’t Read the FBI Report on Kavanaugh, but He’s Ready to Vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he has no plans to personally read the FBI report on Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but he’s confident the supplemental background check found no evidence to corroborate... Read More

Key Senators Express Satisfaction in FBI Report, Firming Up Kavanaugh’s Likelihood for Supreme Court
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Key Senators Express Satisfaction in FBI Report, Firming Up Kavanaugh’s Likelihood for Supreme Court

October 4, 2018 By Chris Megerian, Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah D. Wire WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday began reviewing a confidential FBI report into sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court,... Read More

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