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UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards.


Supreme Court won’t hear North Carolina districting dispute

The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets …


Idaho Supreme Court OKs delaying water battle arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court will postpone arguments surrounding a key water battle to allow parties on both sides of the case to discuss a possible settlement.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.


Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington state

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration.


Franklin County prosecutor says judges went behind his back

An unusual suit over who controls court records in Franklin County has expanded to include the county prosecutor and is headed to the Washington State Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

Supreme Court again faces same-sex-wedding issues in Washington florist case

The court is scheduled to review a petition from a florist in Richland, Washington, who refused to provide a floral arrangement for a longtime customer when he told her it …


Craig Mason: Supreme Court ruling a narrow decision for a big nation

Monday’s decision in the


High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen’s abortion

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger …


More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case …


Helaine Olen: The Supreme Court just made it easier on employers and harder on workers

The already meager rights of American workers just got significantly smaller, thanks to the Supreme Court. It ruled Monday that employees can use contracts with workers to ban them from …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

State Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law

Hundreds of charter school students rallied at the state Capitol on Thursday as the Washington Supreme Court considered arguments that could threaten to close their classrooms.


Review: Documentary looks at whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a judicial ‘rock star’

Rather than focusing on personality, however, the bulk of “RBG” has to do with its subject’s lifelong fight against gender discrimination – a fight pressed over many years, many cases …


Marcus Hayes: In common-sense ruling, sports betting is finally leaving the desert

A slim, elegant older gentleman took a seat on his patio overlooking Lake Mead on Monday morning, turned on his phone and began to parse his wagers for the day. …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 8:02 a.m.

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting …


Jack Phillips: I’m the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker. Will the Supreme Court uphold my freedom?

Many people have asked me how I’m feeling as I await the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in my case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. My answer changes moment …


Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.


Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at Supreme Court

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has taken some time off from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to argue his first case at the Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

High court worries about abandoning online sales tax rule

The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don’t always get charged sales tax when they hit “checkout” online.


Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.


Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case

Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.


Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in …