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Chief Justice Says In-Person Oral Arguments Will Resume in October
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Chief Justice Says In-Person Oral Arguments Will Resume in October
2022-09-11 15:29:10
by Dan McCue

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Chief Justice John Roberts revealed Friday night that the public will be allowed back into the Supreme Court building to hear oral arguments when the justices return to work in October. Roberts made the announcement, which... Read More

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What’s Next for the Supreme Court? Affirmative Action, 1st Amendment Rights, Wetlands Protection
2022-07-02 17:56:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate the controversial Trump-era asylum policy known as "remain in Mexico," the Supreme Court on Thursday concluded what was undoubtedly one... Read More

Immigration
Justices Side With Biden on Bid to Rescind Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
2022-06-30 15:34:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration’s decision to terminate the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocol, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, did not violate federal immigration law. The majority in the 5-4 decision also... Read More

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine Policy Barring Tuition Aid for Religious Schools
2022-06-21 17:35:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a longstanding education policy in Maine that made K-12 schools with religious instruction ineligible for taxpayer-backed tuition aid. Writing for the majority in the 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts held... Read More

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Breyer Hears Final Oral Argument, Chief Justice Bids Him Adieu
2022-04-28 14:27:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer heard his last oral argument on Wednesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. bidding him an emotional farewell after 28 years on the bench. Though Breyer’s impending retirement won’t officially occur until,... Read More

Redistricting
Supreme Court Reinstates Alabama Congressional District Map
2022-02-08 15:25:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening reinstated a voting map for congressional elections in Alabama that a lower court had said violated the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision came on an emergency appeal from Alabama, which challenged... Read More

Opinion Polls
Chief Justice Roberts is America’s Top Federal Leader, According to Poll
2021-12-27 20:47:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Americans routinely tell pollsters they don’t like much of what goes on in the nation’s capital, but evidently they do like one leader a lot – Chief Justice John Roberts. According to a poll conducted by the Gallup... Read More

In The News
Lawmakers Accuse US Judges of Bias in Hiring Law Clerk Accused of Racism
2021-11-11 22:59:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Democratic members of Congress are asking for an investigation of two federal judges who hired a law clerk they say has a "history of nakedly racist and hateful conduct." Seven members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote a... Read More

Elections
House Panel Urges Action on Post-Shelby Outbreak of Voting Discrimination
2021-08-07 21:17:50
by Dan McCue

Not only does discrimination in voting still exist, but it has grown steadily worse in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which voided many protections provided by the Voting Rights Act of... Read More

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Disclosure Rules for Political Donors
2021-07-01 15:16:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their biggest donors, holding the requirement burdened donors’ First Amendment rights and was not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.... Read More

In The News
Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th President of the United States
2021-01-20 17:26:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden Jr. became the nation's 46th president shortly before noon on Wednesday, completing a transfer of power fraught with false claims of election fraud and a riot by a mob of his predecessor's supporters who laid siege... Read More

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Supreme Court Appears Likely to Preserve Most of Affordable Care Act
2020-11-10 21:50:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- So much for the new conservative majority of the Supreme Court dismantling the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, during oral arguments for California v. Texas, one of this term's most anticipated cases, two members of that majority, suggested... Read More

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump's Acrimonious Legal Battles

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases that could determine whether the president who nominated her gets four more years in the White House. The 48-year-old Barrett, who... Read More

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John Roberts’ Latest Deciding Vote Spurs Wrath of Conservatives

The latest Supreme Court vote cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, rejecting an effort by a Nevada church to ease limits on attendance at its services during the coronavirus pandemic, was condemned by conservative lawmakers. Roberts was the decider late... Read More

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Trump Scorns Supreme Court on Tax Rulings While His Records Stay Private

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump scored a tactical victory from the Supreme Court that will likely keep his personal financial records out of public view through the November election, but he framed Thursday’s two rulings as a loss imposed by... Read More

In The News
Chief Justice Roberts Rebukes Schumer Over 'Threatening' Comments on Courthouse Steps
2020-03-05 16:04:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts issued a rare statement rebuking Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, for remarks the Senate minority leader made regarding Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. Speaking about... Read More

In The News
What Happens If Senators Are Tied 50-50 on Whether to Call Impeachment Witnesses?

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats are considering how they might be able to nudge Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to weigh in... Read More

Impeachment
Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he... Read More

Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in... Read More

McConnell Says Senate Impeachment Trial Will Start Next Tuesday
2020-01-14 22:46:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the Senate will begin taking a series of steps this week so that President Trump's impeachment trial can start immediately after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Speaking to... Read More

Courts
Chief Justice Says Each Generation Owes the Next a 'Fully Functioning' Government
2020-01-06 20:05:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts issued his year-end report on the judiciary last week, coming closer than ever to publicly commenting on the partisan divide that has gripped the federal government. "Each generation has an obligation to pass on... Read More

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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

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Roberts Holds Key to Whether Recent Anti-Abortion Laws Lead to Roe Review
2019-05-17 21:18:52
by Dan McCue

For several weeks, a growing number of states in the Midwest and South have passed laws sharply limiting women's access to abortions in a heavy-handed bid to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling in Roe v.... Read More

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