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Supreme Court turns away challenge to California’s death penalty system

The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California’s death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades …


Supreme Court reject franchises’ appeal over $15 Seattle wage

The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.


Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law.


Idaho Supreme Court candidate taps former disgraced lawmaker

Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie has hired former state Sen. John McGee – who resigned several years ago following highly publicized scandals – to help with his campaign.


Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting plan

A unanimous Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one-person, one-vote when it redrew the state’s legislative districts in a way that created some with …


Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.


Supreme Court to decide whether tribal convictions count

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether tribal convictions for domestic violence can count as previous convictions under federal law if the defendant didn’t have …


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google’s online library

The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to Google’s online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work.


Supreme Court appears split over Obama’s immigration plan

The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked Monday over President Barack Obama’s plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.


Grassley meets with Supreme Court pick Garland, tells him there will be no vote

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee sat down for breakfast with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as a courtesy meeting, to tell the judge there would …


Obama: Senate inaction on Supreme Court pick will erode public faith in courts

President Barack Obama warned Thursday that the Senate’s refusal to begin the confirmation process for his Supreme Court nominee is more than a run-of-the-mill fight with lawmakers: It’s a political …


Montana Supreme Court declines to intervene in Boy Scout rape case

The Montana Supreme Court has declined to rule in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America by women who were raped by a scout leader as children.


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.