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Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that …


Court must intervene for schoolchildren

We believe the court should show urgency and adopt new consequences now. Otherwise, we believe the Legislature could once again fail to fully comply with the court and the constitution.


Opinions from past add perspective

Editorials covered everything from soup to the Supreme Court to the war in Iraq.


Supreme Court rules against Puerto Rico in debt case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Puerto Rico can’t restructure more than $20 billion in public debt as it tries to overcome a decadelong economic crisis.


Editorial: Patience needed on school funding

It’s clear that the Legislature has moved too slowly, but it’s not accurate to claim that it hasn’t moved at all. Don’t disrupt this delicate process.


Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in class-action lawsuit

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Google over a class-action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on “low quality” websites.


Supreme Court to reconsider death penalty in two Texas cases

The Supreme Court said Monday it will reconsider two Texas death penalty cases, in a sign that liberal justices may try to rein in the use of capital punishment.


Transgender bathroom case likely headed to Supreme Court

The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals …


Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution’s right to a speedy trial.


State asks Washington Supreme Court to end education sanctions

Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …


Donald Trump unveils list of top Supreme Court picks

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.


Supreme Court announces compromise on Obamacare contraceptives dispute

The Supreme Court on Monday announced a compromise ruling on contraceptives that clears the way for women working for religious organizations to receive the free birth control promised by President …


Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness

Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.


Thin Supreme Court to rule on cheerleaders’ outfits, adult diapers

The Supreme Court agreed this week to decide a patent dispute between two makers of adult diapers, not to resolve whether one company stole the design of another, but only …


Florida’s high court urged to throw out death sentences

Former judges and top legal officials are calling on the Florida Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now on awaiting execution on death row.


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 …