Stories tagged: supreme court
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
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?
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
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, …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
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, …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Controversial decisions, independent campaign money mean this year’s state Supreme Court races aren’t tame affairs.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
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, …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 5 p.m.
Where the two presidential candidates stand on the Supreme Court.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
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.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.”
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a congressional subpoena seeking information on how classified ads portal Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
The classified advertising website Backpage.com urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the company screens ads for possible sex trafficking.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
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, …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
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.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 24, 2016
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 …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
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.