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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Release of Unredacted Mueller Report
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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Release of Unredacted Mueller Report
2020-05-20 21:09:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the release of blacked out portions of the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the conclusion of his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The court’s order,... Read More

Judiciary Committee Presses Supreme Court for Release of Mueller Grand Jury Material
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Judiciary Committee Presses Supreme Court for Release of Mueller Grand Jury Material
2020-05-19 14:10:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Both Congress and the American public will "suffer grave and irreparable injury" if there continues to be a delay in the release of grand jury testimony from the Robert Mueller investigation, lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee said... Read More

Supreme Court Says Sudan Liable for $4.3 Billion in Damages for 1998 Embassy Bombings
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Supreme Court Says Sudan Liable for $4.3 Billion in Damages for 1998 Embassy Bombings
2020-05-18 17:07:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Sudan is liable for $4.3 billion in punitive damages for the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that left 224 people dead and injured thousands. Despite the court's unanimous ruling, however,... Read More

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
Employment
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

Black Robes or Bathrobes? Virus Alters High Court Traditions
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Black Robes or Bathrobes? Virus Alters High Court Traditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. Beginning this coming week, the justices will hear arguments by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876. Audio of the... Read More

Blind Justice: No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases
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Blind Justice: No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly... Read More

Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
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Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
2020-04-27 19:56:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an annotated version of Georgia's state law code is not subject to copyright protection because it is a "government edict" and must be free for all to use. In a 5-4... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
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Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
2020-04-27 17:07:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress acted unlawfully when it reneged on a commitment to shield Affordable Care Act insurers from financial losses in the early years of its implementation. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices... Read More

Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
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Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
2020-04-27 17:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday tossed one of its most closely-watched cases of the term, claiming a subsequent easing of the restrictions being challenged -- a ban on transporting guns -- effectively left them with nothing to decide.... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Beaches Can Be Protected From Sewage That Flows Underground
Environment
Supreme Court Rules Beaches Can Be Protected From Sewage That Flows Underground

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court bolstered the nation’s clean-water protections for oceans and beaches on Thursday, ruling that environmentalists can sue to block discharges of sewage into the ground if those pollutants flow in significant amounts from there into the... Read More

Justices Rule Montana Homeowners Can Pursue State Law Claims Against Superfund Site
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Justices Rule Montana Homeowners Can Pursue State Law Claims Against Superfund Site
2020-04-20 19:30:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Montana homeowners can sue Atlantic Richfield Co. under state law to get additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting, however, writing for the majority on a divided court, Chief Justice John Roberts said before... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Trials Unconstitutional
Law
Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Trials Unconstitutional
2020-04-20 19:27:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that defendants in criminal trials can only be convicted by a unanimous jury, striking down a practice that has already been abandoned by all but one state. Writing for the majority on... Read More

Supreme Court Says It Will Hear Oral Arguments by Telephone
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Supreme Court Says It Will Hear Oral Arguments by Telephone
2020-04-13 15:10:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear oral arguments by telephone conference next month, including cases involving so-called "faithless electors" and the Affordable Care Act's contraception requirement. Those cases, respectively, are Colorado Department of State v.... Read More

Federal Workers Can Sue Over Any Age Bias In Employment Action
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Federal Workers Can Sue Over Any Age Bias In Employment Action
2020-04-06 20:59:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Age Discrimination and Employment Act allows federal employees to sue over any age bias inferred by an adverse employment action -- even when that bias isn't the driving factor behind... Read More

Justices Decline to Revisit Case Involving 60s Black Militant
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Justices Decline to Revisit Case Involving 60s Black Militant
2020-04-06 17:57:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court did not add any new cases to its docket Monday morning, declining, among other things, to revisit the murder conviction of the 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown. A native of Baton... Read More

High Court Upholds Police Right to Stop Vehicles Without Suspicion of Crime
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High Court Upholds Police Right to Stop Vehicles Without Suspicion of Crime
2020-04-06 17:55:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Kansas deputy sheriff did not violate a motorist's constitutional rights when he pulled over a truck owned by a driver with a revoked license. The case stems from events that occurred... Read More

Supreme Court Postpones April Argument Session Due to Pandemic
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Supreme Court Postpones April Argument Session Due to Pandemic
2020-04-03 20:52:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday said it would postpone oral arguments scheduled for its April session due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it increasingly unlikely they will be able to hear every case they planned to before their... Read More

Google, Oracle and Trump Cases Put on Hold as Supreme Court Responds to Virus
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Google, Oracle and Trump Cases Put on Hold as Supreme Court Responds to Virus

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has put on indefinite hold a major portion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket, including a multibillion-dollar clash between software giants Google and Oracle Corp. and cases that could affect President Donald Trump’s reelection chances.... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Strike Down Seattle Campaign Finance Voucher System
Campaign Finance
Supreme Court Declines to Strike Down Seattle Campaign Finance Voucher System
2020-03-30 20:23:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Seattle's "Democracy Voucher Program," leaving in place the city's public financing program for local elections. Though the justices offered no explanation for their decision not to... Read More

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