Stories tagged: supreme court
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
My daughter’s charter school has delivered on its promise to deliver an innovative learning experience.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s credibility could be diminished if Republicans go through with a threat not to vote or hold a hearing on his nominee.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that his party won’t permit a vote on any Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama and will instead “revisit the matter” …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
The history of Supreme Court nominations is dominated by tales of picks the Senate debated and approved with little angst. President Barack Obama’s upcoming effort to fill the vacancy created …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
Fight over court nominee is all about power. Just Power.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Republican and Democratic Senate campaigns have already clashed – fiercely – over when and how to confirm a new Supreme Court justice.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia as he lies in repose Friday at the Supreme Court.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Riding with Scalia: Reporter fondly recalls trip across Washington state with late Supreme Court Justice
A former Spokesman-Review reporter and editor once drove the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia across Washington state.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative members, complicates a term that was poised to play a big role in this year’s elections, thanks …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit the Supreme Court on Friday to pay their respects as Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
President Barack Obama says there is “more than enough time” for the Senate to consider a nomination to the Supreme Court this year, and he intends to move ahead with …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall on Friday.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama’s successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Democrats looking to reclaim …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
The Legislature is stuck in a seemingly endless loop of studying the issue of basic education funding.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
Age limit should be set for tenure on the federal bench.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama’s executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to “come out …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016
Majority of justices willing to overturn a 40-year-old precedent, which will give the rich even more control over the country.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
In a victory for gun-control advocates, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws that forbid the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
Rather than give lawmakers clear signals on charter schools, a divided court stubbornly stays the wrong course.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
A legal challenge to the budget-smashing Initiative 1366 should be pursued as soon as possible.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Prosecutor Stephen Lanier’s meaning was unmistakable when he urged jurors in north Georgia to sentence the defendant to death in part to deter other people “out there in the projects.”
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
The Washington Supreme Court has diagnosed the illness correctly. But the justices must wish they could prescribe a different treatment. The court has held the Legislature in contempt of court …
Tue., June 30, 2015
WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 4:03 p.m.
Friday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively ended Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s efforts to ban same-sex marriage.
UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2015, 2:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant …