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Justices to Decide If Electoral College Members Must Stick to Their Promises
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Justices to Decide If Electoral College Members Must Stick to Their Promises
2020-05-13 21:00:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday was asked to sort out rules for the Electoral College system of selecting a president, and to decide whether those rules allow "faithless" electors to vote as they please or instead gives states... Read More

Supreme Court Asked to Reject Tax Records Request
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Supreme Court Asked to Reject Tax Records Request
2020-05-12 20:37:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to toss congressional and state subpoenas seeking financial records from his bankers and accountants. In the first of the related cases heard Tuesday, the justices were asked... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Split on Rights for Catholic School Teachers
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Supreme Court Appears Split on Rights for Catholic School Teachers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded split Monday on whether to broadly deny civil rights protections to hundreds of thousands of teachers in religious schools, as they heard cases involving two who were fired from Catholic schools in Los... Read More

Supreme Court Could Reshape Congressional Subpoena Power in Trump Case
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Supreme Court Could Reshape Congressional Subpoena Power in Trump Case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and House Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but both sides will tell the Supreme Court during oral arguments Tuesday that the fate of four committee subpoenas could redraw the limits of congressional investigative... Read More

Justices Consider Whether Large Swath of Oklahoma Is Still An Indian Reservation
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Justices Consider Whether Large Swath of Oklahoma Is Still An Indian Reservation
2020-05-11 21:27:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In recent years most arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding political divisions have involved racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices considered a case that asks, at its heart, whether a large swath of eastern Oklahoma... Read More

Trump’s Tax Returns Put Supreme Court Back in Political Storm
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Trump’s Tax Returns Put Supreme Court Back in Political Storm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear what could become the biggest cases involving Donald Trump as president, a pair of constitutional clashes that could insulate chief executives from investigations while in office and add an explosive... Read More

Unanimous Supreme Court Tosses Out 'Bridgegate' Convictions
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Unanimous Supreme Court Tosses Out 'Bridgegate' Convictions
2020-05-07 17:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court tossed out the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal Thursday, concluding their prosecution was a case of prosecutorial overreach. "The question presented is whether the defendants committed property fraud," said Justice... Read More

Justice Ginsburg Out of Hospital
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Justice Ginsburg Out of Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Baltimore hospital Wednesday after being treated for a gall bladder condition. “She is doing well and glad to be home,” the Supreme Court’s public information office said in a statement.... Read More

Justices Appear Divided Over 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate
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Justices Appear Divided Over 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate
2020-05-06 20:38:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared to be divided Wednesday over the future of a pair of Trump administration rules that allow employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women... Read More

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Infection
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Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Infection
2020-05-06 12:37:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday after being diagnosed with an infection, the U.S. Supreme Court announced. A statement posted on the court's website says the 87-year-old jurist underwent non-surgical treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore... Read More

Supreme Court's First-Ever Sitting for Arguments By Phone Goes Off Without a Hitch
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Supreme Court's First-Ever Sitting for Arguments By Phone Goes Off Without a Hitch
2020-05-05 15:12:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Somewhere, Alexander Graham Bell must be smiling. Some 144 years after the Scottish-born scientist invented the world's first working telephone, the U.S. Supreme Court made history Monday by hearing oral arguments using his technology and allowing the world... Read More

Q&A: Supreme Court Bows to the Moment With First Streaming Arguments
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Q&A: Supreme Court Bows to the Moment With First Streaming Arguments

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is about to go where it has never gone before. And the country will get to listen in live. The court will hear its first-ever argument by telephone Monday, opening a two-week remote session... Read More

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