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Merrick Garland’s faint Supreme Court hope dashed by judge

Merrick Garland’s last, long-shot chance at being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice has now vanished: A federal judge this week dismissed a case that sought to force the Senate …

President-elect Trump faced with turning promises into policy

Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade …

Supreme Court picks could define Trump’s presidency

Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next president. Now that it’s President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, what happens next?

Talk of holding a Supreme Court seat vacant for four years is without precedent

One issue weighing heavily on Republican minds these days is the Supreme Court seat vacated in February with the passing of Antonin Scalia. In an unprecedented step earlier this year, …

Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, …

Sen. Cruz raises prospect of lasting Supreme Court gridlock

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who famously led the charge that partially shut down the federal government in 2013, raised the specter of leaving an indefinite vacancy on the Supreme Court …

Big money fuels contentious Washington Supreme Court races

Controversial decisions, independent campaign money mean this year’s state Supreme Court races aren’t tame affairs.

Al Gore’s fight in 2000 was nothing like Trump scenario today

Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, …

Election sullies high court’s independence

Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.

Debate Round III: Where the candidates stand on the Supreme Court

Where the two presidential candidates stand on the Supreme Court.

McCain suggests GOP would oppose ‘any’ Clinton Supreme Court picks

Sen. John McCain pledged Monday that Republicans will unite against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton puts forward if she becomes president, forecasting obstruction that could tie Capitol Hill …

Outside View: Lawmakers need to finish schoolwork

It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.

Supreme Court justices question big verdict against Samsung for copying Apple’s iPhone

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared to lean in favor of knocking down a $400 million verdict against Samsung for designing smartphones to look like Apple’s iPhone. Some …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls national anthem protests ‘dumb and disrespectful’

As a legal scholar, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg supports the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to protest racial injustice by refusing to …

Ginsburg calls anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.”

Supreme Court finishes off Obama’s immigration plan

The Supreme Court refused a last-ditch effort Monday to rehear the Obama administration’s plan to legalize more than 4 million who’d entered the country illegally.

Supreme Court at a crossroad at start of new term

The Supreme Court’s new term begins Monday with the focus not on the court’s docket but on the court itself and a future that will be defined by the presidential …

Supreme Court cases of note coming up in new term

Some noteworthy cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term that begins Monday: Church-state separation: A Missouri church is challenging its exclusion from a state program that reimburses …

Supreme Court in holding pattern, awaiting ninth justice

The Supreme Court is set to begin its new term as it ended the last one, down one justice and ideologically deadlocked on a range of issues. The absence of …

Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list

Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he’d use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure …

Supreme Court won’t block subpoena over sex ads

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a congressional subpoena seeking information on how classified ads portal screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

Website asks Supreme Court to block subpoena over sex ads

The classified advertising website urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the company screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

A mystery solved: Where is Antonin Scalia buried?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral was attended by thousands and carried on live television, but when the hearse pulled away from the church and headed to his burial site, …

Ex-soldier’s case tests whether flirting is in eye of beholder

One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.

Supreme Court: Virginia school can block transgender teen from boys room

A Virginia school board can block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when school starts next month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Ex-Virginia governor case put on hold after Supreme Court ruling

A federal appeals court has put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption case on hold to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze the Supreme Court ruling.

Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.

John Kinney: Basic education funding is elementary

If the problem is not fixed by spring of 2017, then each school board should send a note to their representative stating that the first day of school will be …

Washington state invalidates common mortgage provision

Laura Jordan came home from work one day to find herself locked out. She had missed two mortgage payments, and the company servicing her loan had changed the locks without …

Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.