Stories tagged: supreme court
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:13 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
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.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
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.
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.
Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 7, 2019, 7:14 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Mon., May 27, 2019, 1:09 p.m.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 …
Sun., May 5, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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 …