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Supreme Court
Supreme‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Set‌ ‌to‌ ‌Tackle‌ ‌DACA,‌ ‌LGBT‌ ‌Discrimination,‌ ‌Among‌ ‌Other‌ ‌Issues‌ ‌This‌ Term‌
2019-10-01 14:35:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Every year, as reliably as the start of Major League Baseball's playoffs, and the arrival of multi-colored fall foliage, the U.S. Supreme Court returns in October to tackle 70 to 80 of the nation's toughest legal questions. This... Read More

Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority
Voting
Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority
2019-09-17 20:06:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress considered options at a hearing last week on how to guarantee easier access to voter registration during a continuing struggle over states’ rights. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to review the consequences of the 2013... Read More

Gorsuch Takes Audience Behind The Scenes of High Court in Archives Appearance
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Gorsuch Takes Audience Behind The Scenes of High Court in Archives Appearance
2019-09-17 18:01:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch may have been President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the high court, but onstage at the National Archive Monday night he seemed almost a throwback to a more gentlemanly and light hearted era. "I'm... Read More

New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations
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New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations

WASHINGTON — As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of... Read More

Trump Rallies to Kavanaugh’s Defense After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Surfaces
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Trump Rallies to Kavanaugh’s Defense After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Surfaces

WASHINGTON — President Trump vigorously defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday following a new allegation of sexual misconduct during the Supreme Court justice’s college years, as some leading Democratic presidential contenders raised fresh suspicions that Kavanaugh was untruthful during last year’s... Read More

Supreme Court Rules for Trump on Asylum Ban at Southern Border
Immigration
Supreme Court Rules for Trump on Asylum Ban at Southern Border

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for President Donald Trump and cleared the way for his administration to enforce a ban on nearly all asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border. The justices by a 7-2 vote granted an... Read More

Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations
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Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations
2019-09-10 16:57:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the latest of a series of public appearances since her recent bout with cancer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented the increasingly partisan nature of judicial confirmations. "Things have changed, and it shows up on... Read More

Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience
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Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience
2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

Ginsburg Seeks to Dispel Concerns After Latest Bout With Cancer: 'I Am Alive'
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Ginsburg Seeks to Dispel Concerns After Latest Bout With Cancer: 'I Am Alive'
2019-09-03 15:43:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday sought to dispel concerns over her health after a recent bout with cancer, telling a crowd of 4,000 at the National Book Festival that she's looking forward to the upcoming Supreme Court... Read More

Can States Restrict How Electors Vote? Supreme Court May Have to Decide
Elections
Can States Restrict How Electors Vote? Supreme Court May Have to Decide

WASHINGTON — Heading into what looks to be a hard-fought presidential election, the Supreme Court will probably be asked to resolve a lingering but fundamental question about the creaky, little-understood electoral college system adopted in 1787. At issue is whether... Read More

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Undergoes More Cancer Treatment
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Undergoes More Cancer Treatment
2019-08-23 19:18:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation treatment for a cancerous tumor discovered on her pancreas in July, the Supreme Court announced Friday. According to the statement, the tumor was discovered after a... Read More

Adnan Syed’s Attorneys Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear ‘Serial’ Case
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Adnan Syed’s Attorneys Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear ‘Serial’ Case

BALTIMORE — Attorneys for Adnan Syed, the subject of the “Serial” podcast, are trying to take his case to the Supreme Court. The petition, filed Monday after an extended deadline, asks the justices to reverse a ruling by Maryland’s highest... Read More

Nadler Demands Records From Kavanaugh’s White House Tenure
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Nadler Demands Records From Kavanaugh’s White House Tenure

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler demanded a trove of records Tuesday from Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure in the George W. Bush administration that Trump critics suspect could contain damaging and even incriminating information about the Supreme Court justice. Nadler, who pledged... Read More

High Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings
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High Court Weighs Second Amendment Showdown After Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — As mass shootings revive the U.S. debate over gun policy, the Supreme Court is weighing whether to go forward with a Second Amendment showdown for the first time in a decade. The justices in January said they would... Read More

Ruling Will ‘Really Accelerate’ Wall Progress, DHS Chief Says
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Ruling Will ‘Really Accelerate’ Wall Progress, DHS Chief Says

WASHINGTON — The ruling that cleared Donald Trump’s administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds for fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border will “really accelerate” progress on the president’s wall project, the top Department of Homeland Security official said. Meanwhile, segments... Read More

Justice Stevens Returns to Supreme Court for Final Time
Supreme Court
Justice Stevens Returns to Supreme Court for Final Time
2019-07-22 20:57:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Retired Justice John Paul Stevens returned to the U.S. Supreme Court one last time on Monday, his casket carried into the court's Great Hall passed as scores of his former clerks and family looked on. Stevens, who retired... Read More

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99
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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the independent-minded jurist whose bright bow ties and courteous manner symbolized an old-fashioned style of integrity, died Tuesday. He was 99. Although he joined the court as a centrist Republican, he... Read More

On an Often Unpredictable Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch Is the Latest Wild Card
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On an Often Unpredictable Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch Is the Latest Wild Card

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the Supreme Court, is proving to be a different kind of conservative. He is a libertarian who is quick to oppose unchecked government power, even in the hands... Read More

Texas AG to High Court: Block Abortion Providers From Suing to Overturn Laws
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Texas AG to High Court: Block Abortion Providers From Suing to Overturn Laws

AUSTIN, Texas — Hoping to make it harder to overturn abortion restrictions, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block abortion clinics and doctors from challenging state laws on behalf of their patients. Such legal... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether White House Can End DACA
Immigration
Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether White House Can End DACA
2019-06-28 20:41:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A day after ending their current term with a pair of controversial opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will decide next year whether the Trump administration can shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
Civil Rights
Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
2019-06-28 20:35:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive Alabama's ban on second-trimester abortions, the justices announcing Friday they are content to have lower court orders blocking the law to remain in place. Though Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall regularly... Read More

Holder Vows to Shift Partisan Gerrymandering Fight to the States
In The News
Holder Vows to Shift Partisan Gerrymandering Fight to the States
2019-06-28 20:27:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering appears likely only to intensify efforts in the states to end the practice that allows both political parties to put... Read More

Trump Administration Can't Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, For Now
In The News
Trump Administration Can't Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, For Now
2019-06-27 21:46:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a blow to the Trump administration, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday blocked the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, holding that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to adequately explain his reason for wanting it.... Read More

Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
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Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
2019-06-27 16:58:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, means that federal courts now will have no role in... Read More

Courts Must Continue to Defer to Agency's Interpretation of Regulations
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Courts Must Continue to Defer to Agency's Interpretation of Regulations
2019-06-26 21:15:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a series of legal precedents instructing courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of its own regulations. The ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan, is a significant development in... Read More

Tennessee Liquor Law That Barred Outsiders From Market Struck Down
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Tennessee Liquor Law That Barred Outsiders From Market Struck Down
2019-06-26 19:51:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Tennessee law Wednesday that requires an individual to live in the state for at least two years to be eligible for a license to sell liquor. At issue in the case... Read More

Census Case Sent Back to Lower Court Ahead of Supreme Court Decision
Census
Census Case Sent Back to Lower Court Ahead of Supreme Court Decision
2019-06-26 19:35:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A lawsuit alleging that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census violates the rights of minorities has been sent back to a federal court in Maryland just hours ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

Can Congress Defund Obamacare?  SCOTUS Will Decide
In The News
Can Congress Defund Obamacare? SCOTUS Will Decide
2019-06-25 20:45:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly getting up from their desks, the 20 or so reporters who call the high court beat home on a daily... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs In On Property Rights
Property Rights
Supreme Court Weighs In On Property Rights
2019-06-24 21:13:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local officials are depriving them of the use of their property. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the... Read More

FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
Supreme Court
FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
2019-06-24 21:08:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit of information a government body collects about private businesses. The underlying case came to the high court from South Dakota... Read More

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