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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday after having been admitted for treatment and observation after fracturing three ribs in a fall.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

In first opinion of new term, justices issue unanimous ruling backing firefighters alleging age discrimination

The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeals after year delay

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a group of long-pending appeals from the broadband industry over the Obama-era “net neutrality” rule, which barred internet service providers from giving preferential treatment …

Justices sound favorable to Alaska hunter with hovercraft

The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday of the National Park Service’s authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the …

Rehnquist once proposed to O’Connor, biographer says

A biographer has discovered the future chief justice of the United States once proposed marriage to the woman who would become the first woman to serve on the court.

Marc A. Thiessen: McConnell could be the most consequential conservative leader of the century

The 21st century is still young. But so far, Mitch McConnell is arguably the most consequential conservative leader of the century. And he may not be done yet.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:22 a.m.

Rich Landers: My day with Sandra Day O’Connor

A newspaper writer is more likely to get a hug from President Trump than a day on a trout stream with an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.”

Supreme Court shields Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering questions on census

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday night shielded Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering lawyers’ questions in a lawsuit challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that …

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans …

Stephen L. Carter: The Supreme Court needs term limits

Suddenly everybody wants to explore term limits for Supreme Court justices. Welcome aboard. I’ve been on that train for almost a quarter of a century. The current argument is that …

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 1:28 p.m.

McConnell says he’s open to Supreme Court nomination in 2020

New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Kavanaugh fight ignites passions for both parties in midterms

The most acrimonious Supreme Court confirmation battle in modern times hardened the fault lines in U.S. politics that put President Donald Trump in office but now could give enraged Democratic …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

McConnell says Senate ‘not broken’ after Kavanaugh fight

Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that …

Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally in Kansas on Saturday, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court, quickly sworn in

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President …

Fareed Zakaria: The real victim of the Kavanaugh mess

The most consequential casualty of the recent confirmation battle is not Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh. It is the Supreme Court and, thus, American democracy.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

GOP looking more confident on Kavanaugh after FBI report

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledged Thursday he “might have been too emotional” when testifying about sexual misconduct allegations as he made a final bid to win over wavering GOP …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide …

In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

McConnell: Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats on Tuesday of opening “the flood gates of mud and muck” against Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans sought to portray efforts to derail the …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI Kavanaugh probe

President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a “comprehensive” investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his …

‘They’re great little animals’: The dusky gopher frog goes before the Supreme Court

Rana sevosa – spotted, big eyes, about three inches long and with a mating call that has been compared to a human’s snore – is one of the most endangered …

Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the …

FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, who’s accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student, as part of the bureau’s investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, …

Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh pick

As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Quiet start to Supreme Court term amid tumult over Kavanaugh

Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel …