Supreme Court

2023-10-10 21:52:43
by Dan McCue
Justices to Hear South Carolina Redistricting Case on Wednesday

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday over the constitutionality of South Carolina’s new congressional district map,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday over the constitutionality of South Carolina’s new congressional district map, which allegedly moved Black voters out of one district to make it more hospitable to Republicans. The focal point of... Read More

2023-10-10 21:33:29
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Justice Temporarily Allows New Rules Against Ghost Guns

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is moving ahead with new regulations on ghost guns after a short-term court victory Friday... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is moving ahead with new regulations on ghost guns after a short-term court victory Friday in a dispute over government authority on firearm ownership. A federal judge in Texas tried to block the regulation by... Read More

2023-10-03 12:45:54
by Kate Michael
USPS Unveils Ruth Bader Ginsburg Forever Stamp

WASHINGTON — In an opera-filled courtyard ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery Monday night, the United States Postal Service commemorated... Read More

WASHINGTON — In an opera-filled courtyard ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery Monday night, the United States Postal Service commemorated the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a new Forever stamp. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony... Read More

2023-10-02 22:52:56
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Thomas Recuses Himself in Case of Indicted Former Law Clerk

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recused himself Monday for the first time in a case involving the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recused himself Monday for the first time in a case involving the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The case is an appeal by former Trump administration legal advisor John Eastman,... Read More

2023-09-29 18:50:35
by Dan McCue
As New Term Starts, Challenge to ‘Chevron’ Stars on High Court’s Docket

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to begin a term that will include major cases... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to begin a term that will include major cases on gun rights, the Americans With Disabilities Act, social media use by public officials, racial gerrymandering in South Carolina, and... Read More

2023-09-25 21:40:46
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Kagan Calls for New Code of Conduct for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Justice Elena Kagan is calling for a “code of conduct” for the Supreme Court in a departure from... Read More

WASHINGTON — Justice Elena Kagan is calling for a “code of conduct” for the Supreme Court in a departure from the position held by most of her colleagues. She announced her support for the code of conduct in a speech... Read More

2023-09-14 20:19:07
by Tom Ramstack
Gun Dealers Lose Appeal to Block New York Background Check Law

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday rejected an emergency appeal from New York gun dealers trying... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday rejected an emergency appeal from New York gun dealers trying to block a new background check law that would have state police review gun license applications instead of the Federal... Read More

2023-09-08 20:51:51
by Dan McCue
Abortion Drug Maker Asks Supreme Court to Toss Appellate Ruling

WASHINGTON — Danco Laboratories, maker of the Mifeprex® abortion pill, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a ruling... Read More

WASHINGTON — Danco Laboratories, maker of the Mifeprex® abortion pill, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that would dramatically limit the availability of the drug. In August the... Read More

2023-09-06 12:55:54
by Tom Ramstack
Senator Demands Chief Justice Investigate Justice Alito’s Ethics

WASHINGTON — A leading U.S. senator on the Judiciary Committee filed a complaint Monday with the chief justice of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A leading U.S. senator on the Judiciary Committee filed a complaint Monday with the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court that accuses Justice Samuel Alito of ethics violations. Although the complaint focuses partly on trips and gifts... Read More

2023-08-31 19:23:18
by Dan McCue
Justice Thomas Discloses Private Trips, Real Estate Transaction With Texas Billionaire

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted three private jet flights from Texas billionaire Harlan Crow in 2022, and... Read More

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted three private jet flights from Texas billionaire Harlan Crow in 2022, and the two also engaged in a real estate transaction, according to a financial disclosure report released Thursday. Thomas filed the... Read More

2023-08-24 12:45:26
by Tom Ramstack
Parents of Virginia Students Allege Discrimination in Supreme Court Petition

WASHINGTON — Parents of Asian American students at a prestigious Alexandria, Virginia, high school petitioned the Supreme Court this week... Read More

WASHINGTON — Parents of Asian American students at a prestigious Alexandria, Virginia, high school petitioned the Supreme Court this week to review what they call a racially discriminatory admissions policy. The petition represents the latest battleground for schools that try... Read More

2023-08-10 21:15:14
by Dan McCue
Justices Put Opioid Settlement on Hold Pending Further Review

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said late Thursday afternoon that it will review a bankruptcy settlement involving Purdue Pharma,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said late Thursday afternoon that it will review a bankruptcy settlement involving Purdue Pharma, in the process placing a hold on a $6 billion deal that would forever shield the Sackler family from civil... Read More

2023-08-08 18:12:53
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Revives Biden Ghost Gun Restrictions

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Biden administration’s restrictions on so-called “ghost guns,” temporarily allowing the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Biden administration’s restrictions on so-called “ghost guns,” temporarily allowing the government to require makers of the untraceable weapons kits to conduct background checks and add serial numbers to their products.... Read More

2023-07-27 20:25:11
by Dan McCue
Home Builders Urge Supreme Court to Scuttle ‘Chevron Doctrine’

WASHINGTON — One of the largest trade associations in the United States is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the... Read More

WASHINGTON — One of the largest trade associations in the United States is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the so-called "Chevron Doctrine," the rule stemming from a landmark 1984 ruling that established the legal test for when courts should... Read More

2023-07-27 19:56:53
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Allows Mountain Valley Pipeline Project to Proceed

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed a lower court order blocking the construction of the final stretch of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed a lower court order blocking the construction of the final stretch of the $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural-gas pipeline that will run from West Virginia’s northwestern border to southern Virginia.  In a... Read More

2023-07-26 20:49:04
by Dan McCue
Gorsuch Stays Tribal Jurisdiction Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch temporarily stayed a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch temporarily stayed a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, from enforcing municipal laws against Native Americans. The litigation harkens back to 2018 when Justin Hooper,... Read More

Education Department Opens Investigation Into Harvard's Legacy Admissions

BOSTON (AP) — Opening a new front in legal battles over college admissions, the U.S. Department of Education has launched... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — Opening a new front in legal battles over college admissions, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a civil rights investigation into Harvard University's policies on legacy admissions. Top colleges' preferential treatment of children of alumni, who are... Read More

2023-07-20 21:58:29
by Jacquelyn Burrer
Senate Committee Advances Supreme Court Ethics Bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would mandate the Supreme Court to implement a code... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would mandate the Supreme Court to implement a code of ethics and abide by new standards regarding financial disclosure and case recusal requirements.  In an 11-10 vote along partisan... Read More

2023-07-14 17:36:11
by Jacquelyn Burrer
Expert Panel Dissects 2023 Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON — Another momentous U.S. Supreme Court term has come and gone, and this past week, the National Constitution Center... Read More

WASHINGTON — Another momentous U.S. Supreme Court term has come and gone, and this past week, the National Constitution Center and Anti-Defamation League hosted a review of the high court’s most important decisions of the 2022-2023 term and possible long-term... Read More

2023-07-05 18:18:34
by Jacquelyn Burrer
High Court to Determine Depth of Workplace Bias Law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case likely to determine what protections are afforded to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case likely to determine what protections are afforded to employees who allege they were involuntarily transferred within the workplace based on discriminatory bias.  The underlying lawsuit, Muldrow v. City... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Legacy Admissions at Harvard, Alleging Racial Discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A civil rights legal group is challenging legacy admissions at Harvard University, saying the practice discriminates against students of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A civil rights legal group is challenging legacy admissions at Harvard University, saying the practice discriminates against students of color by giving an unfair boost to the mostly white children of alumni. It’s the latest effort in a growing... Read More

2023-06-30 19:53:07
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Decide if Accused Domestic Abusers Have Gun Rights

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case that asks whether people accused of domestic violence continue... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case that asks whether people accused of domestic violence continue to have a right to own firearms. The justices took on the case at the urging of the Biden administration,... Read More

2023-06-30 19:36:10
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Tosses Biden’s Debt Forgiveness Plan

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday struck down President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel a portion of the student... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday struck down President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel a portion of the student debt owed by millions of borrowers, declaring that the policy change the administration sought was so sweeping it required congressional... Read More

2023-06-30 16:56:26
by Dan McCue
Justices Rule for Christian Designer in Gay Wedding Website Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the First Amendment bars the state of Colorado from forcing a designer... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the First Amendment bars the state of Colorado from forcing a designer to create websites conveying messages that go against her evangelical Christian beliefs. Writing for the majority in the 6-3 decision,... Read More

President, Advocates and Educators Slam High Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden strongly criticized the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling against using race-based affirmative action in college admissions,... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden strongly criticized the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling against using race-based affirmative action in college admissions, saying the decision "walked away from decades of precedent." "We cannot let this decision be the last word," Biden said... Read More

High Court Strikes Down Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action admissions policies at Harvard University and the University... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a ruling that will have wide-ranging implications for academia. The 6-3 decision effectively... Read More

Justices Solidify Protections for Workers Asking for Religious Accommodations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday used the case of a Christian mailman who didn't want to work... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday used the case of a Christian mailman who didn't want to work Sundays to solidify protections for workers who ask for religious accommodations. In a unanimous decision the justices made clear that workers who... Read More

2023-06-27 18:39:39
by Jacquelyn Burrer
High Court Rejects Independent State Legislature Theory

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a controversial legal theory that would have given state legislatures nearly unchecked... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a controversial legal theory that would have given state legislatures nearly unchecked power to set the rules for federal elections. As previously reported by The Well News, the case Moore v. Harper... Read More

2023-06-27 18:29:50
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Allows Lawsuits Anywhere Companies Are Registered

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that corporations can be sued in any state where they do business instead... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that corporations can be sued in any state where they do business instead of only the place where an injury or damages occur. The ruling was issued in the lawsuit of a Virginia... Read More

2023-06-26 21:18:25
by Quinn O'Connor
Supreme Court to Weigh In on Veterans' Education Benefits 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could significantly revise federal benefit regulations and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could significantly revise federal benefit regulations and potentially provide millions of veterans with additional funding for their education. The case revolves around how the Department of Veterans... Read More

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