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UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried …


Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

U.S. still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census

The Justice Department says it was still looking for a way to include a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Supreme Court to decide on Trump bid to end DACA

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:48 a.m.

Supreme Court allows partisan districts, blocks census query

In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain and put a hold on …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Divided Supreme Court strikes down gun law provision, rules against newspaper

The Supreme Court on Monday struck a section of a 1980s law that allows prosecutors to seek stiffer penalties for certain violent crimes involving firearms, finding that the provision does …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Justices side with business, government in information fight

The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious …


High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.


Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The case was closely watched because a ruling the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.


Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including …


Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that there will be sharp divisions among her colleagues as the court finishes its term.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

McConnell: ‘We’d fill’ any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms

The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Supreme Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the more conservative …


Abortion debate highlights divide in Democrat-led states

A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:33 p.m.

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban ‘shameful’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama’s new abortion ban as “extreme” and “irresponsible” Thursday, a day after the state’s Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Alabama vote moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama’s approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio’s latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that’s part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Alabama governor signs nation’s strictest abortion ban

Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Supreme Court allows consumers antitrust suit against Apple

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8 p.m.

John Paul Stevens looks back on nearly a century of life and law, but worries about the future

His 531-page book, to be published Tuesday, details the life and career of a World War II Navy code-breaker from a solidly Republican family, nominated to the federal bench by …


Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: A court just dealt a blow to rigged elections. It probably won’t last.

Opponents of gerrymandering just secured an important victory in a federal appeals court. The big question is how long this victory will last.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

After Mueller, Trump says he’ll fight Dems on all fronts

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel’s Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream …