Supreme Court

  • impeachment Jan 22

    Roberts Admonishes Both Sides for Comments in Impeachment Trial

    Chief Justice John Roberts took a moment during the first day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to remind both the House managers and White House legal team about the proper way to behave in front of the United States Senate.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

    A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that makes donors eligible for up to $150...

  • Supreme Court Jan 18

    Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption on religious or moral grounds from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control, NBC News reported. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the...

  • Supreme Court Jan 17

    ‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up, NBC News reported. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: are the electors who cast the actual...

  • Supreme Court Jan 13

    Supreme Court Won’t Consider Topless Bans

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place the public nudity convictions of three women who removed their bathing suit tops on a New Hampshire beach as part of a campaign advocating for the rights of women to go topless. The justices declined Monday to review a state court decision that found no violation of the women’s constitutional rights. Heidi Lilley,...

  • Supreme Court Jan 1

    Chief Justice Roberts: Public’s Need to Understand Gov’t ‘Ever More Vital’

    Federal judges are taking up the challenge to educate Americans about how their government works at a time when false information can spread instantaneously on social media, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote Tuesday in his annual year-end report. With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump looming, Roberts, who will preside over the trial in the Senate, focused on the…

  • Supreme Court Dec 19, 2019

    Lawyers Say Border Agents Keep Writing False Addresses on Migrant Papers

    Lawyers representing migrants seeking asylum at the border say U.S. border agents are systematically writing the same wrong address on the migrants’ papers, leaving hundreds with no way to receive communications from the U.S. government about their cases, and undermining their ability to win asylum in the U.S, NBC News reports.

  • Supreme Court Dec 17, 2019

    Curtis Flowers, Tried 6 Times for Same Killings, Freed Months After Court Ruled Racial Bias

    A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was released from custody Monday for the first time in 22 years. Curtis Flowers walked out of the regional jail in Louisville hours after a judge set his bond at $250,000. A person who wanted to remain anonymous posted $25,000, the 10% needed to…

  • Supreme Court Dec 16, 2019

    Supreme Court Won’t Review Ruling Against Homeless Camping Ban

    The Supreme Court will not review an appellate decision that makes it harder for cities to keep homeless people from sleeping on the streets. The justices on Monday did not comment as they left in place a ruling that struck down a Boise, Idaho, ordinance. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies across several Western states...

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2019

    Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute Over Subpoenas for Trump Records

    The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. The justices’ decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump’s banks and accounting firm means the court is likely to issue final rulings in June, amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.

  • Supreme Court Dec 9, 2019

    Supreme Court Leaves Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law in Place

    The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf of Kentucky’s lone abortion clinic. The ACLU argued that...

  • Dec 7, 2019

    Supreme Court Keeps Federal Executions on Hold

    The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration’s plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who have been given execution dates. The first of those had been scheduled for Monday, with a second set for Friday. Two more inmates...

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Supreme Court Temporarily Shields Trump Bank Records

    The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily shielded the bank records of President Donald Trump and three of his children from House Democrats. In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One at least until Dec. 13. The justices are scheduled to discuss at least one and maybe two…

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Trump Asks Supreme Court to Void Financial Records Subpoena

    President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president’s financial records from his accounting firm. The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump’s appeal and his separate appeal of a court order that requires the same accounting...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Supreme Court Shields Trump’s Financial Records for Now

    The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump’s financial records from House Democrats for now.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Supreme Court Rejects Call for New Trial in ‘Serial’ Podcast Case

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Maryland man’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast “Serial.”

  • Nov 23, 2019

    After Chills and Fever, Ginsburg Released From Hospital

    The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital where she had been treated for a possible infection. The 86-year-old Ginsburg has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Sunday. Ginsburg spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was taken there Friday...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Israel Braces for Bitter Fight After Netanyahu Indictment

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday appear to have dashed already slim hopes for a unity government following September’s elections, paving the way for an unprecedented repeat vote in...

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records

    Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve the dispute. It follows a filing by the House earlier Monday in which the House agreed to a brief halt for the orderly filing of...

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back on Bench After Stomach Bug

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug. The 86-year-old Ginsburg climbed the three steps and took her seat for a brief court session Monday. She was absent when the justices last met in public, to hear arguments on Wednesday.

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