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GOP Congress being labeled with do-nothing moniker

Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.


Supreme Court rejects Wells Fargo appeal of verdict on overdraft fees

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $203 million verdict in favor of Californians who were repeatedly charged overdraft fees by Wells Fargo Bank a decade ago.


High court gives unions major win

In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, labor unions on Tuesday won a high-profile Supreme Court dispute they once seemed all but certain to …


Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?

Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?


Gary Crooks: Should the Senate hold hearings on Supreme Court pick?

This week’s questions deal with the Supreme Court nominee and pet peeves on the road.


Analysis: How far could Donald Trump legally go to take on his protesters?

Donald Trump can insult hecklers at his rallies, tell ‘em to “go home to mommy” and even suggest they should have been roughed up. But the increasingly heated, intense protests …


First GOP senator calls for vote on Garland court nomination

Sen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, “It’s just man …


Courtesy for court nominee – from Dems – as battle lines set

President Barack Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court prepared for initial courtesy calls with senators Thursday as Democrats began the next phase of their drive to put unbearable election-year pressure …


Court: Inmate who survived ‘09 execution can be put to death

The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court …


UPDATED: Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:58 p.m.

Standout in the law, Garland would blend in at Supreme Court

President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, congressional sources said Wednesday. The pick sets up a confrontation with Republicans who say they …


Montana GOP asks Supreme Court to close primary elections

Montana Republicans seeking to prevent non-GOP voters from participating in their primary elections are making a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Supreme Court fight pits conservatives vs. liberals

Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what’s sure …


Obama narrowing list of possible Supreme Court candidates

Despite calls to select a Supreme Court nominee from outside the judicial monastery, President Barack Obama doesn’t appear to be ready to leave the faith.


Democrats denounce GOP ‘pinata’ comment on Supreme Court

Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to …


Supreme Court won’t hear case about terrorism advertising

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by an anti-Muslim group who wanted to post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists.


Supreme Court voids Alabama ruling against lesbian adoption

The Supreme Court says Alabama’s top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother’s adoption of her partner’s children.


Alabama court won’t defy Supreme Court on gay marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.


Obama said to be considering Iowa judge for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama is considering a federal judge in Iowa to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the matter said.


Supreme Court’s female justices take aim at Texas abortion restrictions

The three women on the Supreme Court led an attack Wednesday on a Texas law that would shut down about three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.


Supreme Court to decide key abortion law

In a vast region of Texas that is “larger than California,” the Supreme Court was recently told, no doctors or health clinics would be licensed to perform abortions if the …


Supreme Court vote analysis: House lawmakers want their say

What if a single story dominated Congress for an entire election year, and four out of every five members had no formal avenue for getting involved?


Obama, Senate GOP still at odds over Supreme Court vacancy

President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging.


Supreme Court limits state power to gather health care data

The Supreme Court says state officials can’t force certain health insurers to turn over reams of data revealing how much they pay for medical claims.


Justices issue first opinion since Scalia’s death

The Supreme Court has issued its first opinion since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, upholding a lengthy prison sentence for a man convicted of possessing child pornography.


Opinions offer historical perspective

In this week in history, S-R editorials discussed World War I, the Supreme Court’s role, agricultural subsidies and the coarsening of content on television.


Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over NFL player settlement

The Supreme Court turned away an appeal from three former NFL players who challenged a $42 million settlement between the league and nearly 25,000 former players over the NFL’s use …


Supreme Court, now without Scalia, confronts Texas abortion clinic law

The abortion debate is returning to a recast Supreme Court that now may be tilted against the restrictive Texas law in question.


Charter schools are successful and worth saving

My daughter’s charter school has delivered on its promise to deliver an innovative learning experience.


Dow Chemical settles case citing Supreme Court uncertainty

Dow Chemical says it will pay $835 million to settle a long-standing class action lawsuit, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia decreased its chances of prevailing at the Supreme …


Little hope of Supreme Court nominee vote, survey finds

Neither Republican nor Democratic staffers who responded to CQ Roll Call’s Capitol Insiders Survey in February expect the Senate to confirm a replacement for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court …