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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law
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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show the woman an ultrasound and give her a detailed description of the fetus, even if she doesn’t want to listen.... Read More

Supreme Court Confronts Homeless Crisis and Whether There’s a Right to Sleep on the Sidewalk
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Supreme Court Confronts Homeless Crisis and Whether There’s a Right to Sleep on the Sidewalk

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court meets Friday to consider for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk. The justices are weighing an appeal of a much-disputed ruling by the 9th Circuit... Read More

Supreme Court May Punt Rather Than Rule on Key Gun-Rights Case
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Supreme Court May Punt Rather Than Rule on Key Gun-Rights Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded uncertain Monday over whether to rule on a major gun-rights case, since New York City has repealed the disputed law at issue that restricted carrying a licensed weapon outside the city. The gun... Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital, Court Says
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital, Court Says

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a Baltimore hospital Sunday and is “home and doing well,” the court said in a statement. The 86-year-old was hospitalized Friday night with chills and a fever, and her... Read More

Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
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Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
2019-11-18 20:20:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a long-running copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle’s Java programming language. Oracle claims... Read More

Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records
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Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records
2019-11-18 20:07:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —  Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday imposed an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday provides no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve the dispute.... Read More

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns
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Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns
2019-11-15 20:32:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to prosecutors in New York. The case has significance far beyond Trump as it could... Read More

Trump Request Denied for Rehearing in House Tax-Records Case
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Trump Request Denied for Rehearing in House Tax-Records Case

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court in Washington denied President Donald Trump’s request that it reconsider an earlier three-judge panel ruling refusing to quash a demand by House Democrats for records at Trump’s accountants Mazars USA LLP. Congress issued the... Read More

Showdown Over DACA Finally Has Its Day Before the Supreme Court
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Showdown Over DACA Finally Has Its Day Before the Supreme Court
2019-11-12 21:13:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A president has every right to undo a predecessor's policy he disagrees with, but if he does, he must do it the right way, the U.S. Supreme Court was told by immigrant advocates on Tuesday. That simple contention... Read More

Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner
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Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner
2019-11-08 21:22:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of the presidential election in their state and at least tried to vote for somebody else. Seven electors actually cast that... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Whether 'Booking.com' Too Generic for Trademark Protection
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether 'Booking.com' Too Generic for Trademark Protection
2019-11-08 21:15:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office contends that Booking.com’s name is too generic for trademark protection. As is their custom, the justices did not explain their... Read More

Supreme Court Leans Toward Expanding Clean Water Act
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Supreme Court Leans Toward Expanding Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, appeared skeptical Wednesday of a Trump administration argument that the federal Clean Water Act should not apply to sewage plant wastewater that flows into the ground and eventually seeps into federally... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Ready to Rule for Police in Traffic-Stop Case
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Supreme Court Appears Ready to Rule for Police in Traffic-Stop Case
2019-11-05 22:00:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to accept that it was reasonable for police to pull over a vehicle registered to someone with a suspended driver's license despite their not knowing who was driving the vehicle at the... Read More

Justices Hear Copyright Case Involving Pirate Ship
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Justices Hear Copyright Case Involving Pirate Ship
2019-11-05 20:49:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court  traded "Oyez!" for "Ahoys" Tuesday morning as they grappled with a modern-day dispute over the pirate Blackbeard's flagship. The Queen Anne's Revenge went down off North Carolina's coast more than 300 years ago and lay... Read More

Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
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Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
2019-11-05 20:46:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and Nationality Act related to when a noncitizen can apply for cancellation of a removal order. The case before the court... Read More

Supreme Court To Review SEC’s Right To Seek Disgorgement
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Supreme Court To Review SEC’s Right To Seek Disgorgement
2019-11-01 20:47:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to seek disgorgement in fraud cases. Last year federal regulators recouped $2.5 billion in ill-gotten proceeds from securities fraud. But on... Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Michigan Gerrymandering Ruling
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Supreme Court Tosses Michigan Gerrymandering Ruling
2019-10-22 13:18:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling on Monday that would have forced Michigan Republicans to redraw congressional and state legislative district maps to be fairer to Democrats. In a one-sentence statement at the top... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Consumer Bureau's Authority
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Consumer Bureau's Authority
2019-10-18 21:10:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into a politically charged dispute over whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is constitutional. The justices will be reviewing an appeals court... Read More

Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
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Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
2019-10-15 19:59:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Do a pair of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court require the resentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, the surviving assailant in the D.C. sniper case? That's the question the justices will consider when it convenes Wednesday to hear... Read More

Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
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Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
2019-10-15 19:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job. The case not only has implications for the balance of power between the... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases
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Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases
2019-10-10 20:31:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week took up a question it has avoided in recent years: Whether the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution requires unanimous verdicts in criminal cases in both federal and state courts. In practice, the Bill... Read More

Guns
Supreme Court to Rule on Gun Law As Mass Shootings Create Outrage
2019-10-10 17:02:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court cast itself back into the emotional gun rights controversy when it put a lawsuit over a New York City ban on the transportation of  firearms on its schedule for its current session. The New York... Read More

Supreme Court Debates Whether Discrimination by 'Sex' Includes Gay and Transgender Workers
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Supreme Court Debates Whether Discrimination by 'Sex' Includes Gay and Transgender Workers
2019-10-08 22:33:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The cases came from New York, Georgia and Michigan. In one, Donald Zarda, a Long Island man who taught skydiving for 15 years, was fired by his employer, Altitude Express, when a female customer complained that he had... Read More

Justices Open New Term Hearing Challenge to Kansas' Lack of Insanity Defense
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Justices Open New Term Hearing Challenge to Kansas' Lack of Insanity Defense
2019-10-08 10:20:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court began what is expected to be a closely watched election year term on Monday with a case that asked a fundamental question: Does the U.S. Constitution guarantee a defendant an insanity defense? At issue in... Read More

House Files Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of DACA
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House Files Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of DACA
2019-10-04 23:23:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - More than 170 current and former members of the House filed a bipartisan amicus brief in the Supreme Court Friday in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear High Profile Abortion Case in Midst of 2020 Campaign
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Supreme Court to Hear High Profile Abortion Case in Midst of 2020 Campaign
2019-10-04 19:01:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether Louisiana can lawfully close down abortion clinics if their doctors do not have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The case does not threaten to overturn Roe v. Wade, the... Read More

Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
Civil Rights
Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
2019-10-01 21:01:50
by Dan McCue

This year's term begins Monday, Oct. 7, and will extend into late June, encompassing the presidential primaries and ending just before the Republicans and Democrats host their presidential nominating conventions. As always, one can expect the Justices' statements from the... Read More

Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
Civil Rights
Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
2019-10-01 20:58:28
by Dan McCue

This year's term begins Monday, Oct. 7, and will extend into late June, encompassing the presidential primaries and ending just before the Republicans and Democrats host their presidential nominating conventions. As always, one can expect the Justices' statements from the... Read More

Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
Immigration
Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
2019-10-01 20:52:26
by Dan McCue

This year's term begins Monday, Oct. 7, and will extend into late June, encompassing the presidential primaries and ending just before the Republicans and Democrats host their presidential nominating conventions. As always, one can expect the Justices' statements from the... Read More

Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
Health
Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
2019-10-01 20:50:44
by Dan McCue

This year's term begins Monday, Oct. 7, and will extend into late June, encompassing the presidential primaries and ending just before the Republicans and Democrats host their presidential nominating conventions. As always, one can expect the Justices' statements from the... Read More

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