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UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Supreme Court rules for car dealerships in overtime case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that car dealerships’ service advisers, like car salesmen and mechanics, are exempt under federal law from overtime pay requirements.


Drug companies want Supreme Court to take eye drop dispute

Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again

Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Budgets, new laws may satisfy court order on public schools

Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Texas executes ‘suitcase killer’

A San Antonio man who became known as the “suitcase killer” was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for the slaying of a 29-year-old Lubbock woman whose battered, naked body was …


Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Kansas girl at center of 1954 school segregation ruling dies

Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76.


Samuel Estreicher: How unions can survive a Supreme Court defeat

This spring, the Supreme Court will decide a case with far-reaching consequences for the future of public-sector unions in America. In Janus v. AFSCME, the court is weighing whether state …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

High court nixes periodic hearings for detained immigrants

A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to periodic hearings on whether they should be released on …


Gorsuch silent as divided Supreme Court spars over unions

With the justice holding the decisive vote silent, a divided Supreme Court sparred Monday over a case that could undermine the financial footing of labor unions that represent government workers.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Supreme Court declines to take up ‘Dreamers’ case for now

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program …


High court tackles personal privacy, national sovereignty

The Supreme Court is set to hear on Tuesday a case that could have far-reaching implications for law enforcement access to digital data and for U.S. companies that store customer …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court awards damages in Montana-Wyoming water dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and interest and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water …


Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11 a.m.

Maldives high court annuls its own order freeing prisoners

Three Maldives Supreme Court justices on Tuesday annulled their own order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after two of the court’s justices were arrested amid a political …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.

In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won’t block PA redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, denying a plea from Republicans legislative leaders to block it.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fear: Courts viewed as partisan

One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fears is that the federal judiciary will start to be seen as just another political branch of government divided along partisan lines like Congress, …


Koch-aligned group already prepping for next Supreme Court fight

There aren’t any openings on the Supreme Court, but that’s not stopping a major conservative group with ties to the billionaire Koch brothers from mobilizing for the next vacancy anyway.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Justice Ginsburg signals her intent to work for years more

In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old …


Supreme Court rejects appeal of bearded seal listing

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a lower court ruling that confirmed Alaska’s bearded seal population as a threatened species.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.


Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge’s ruling blocking the administration’s decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.


Big tech companies, lawmakers support Microsoft in Supreme Court case

Nearly 300 companies, groups and individuals filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Microsoft in a case that has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Washington state’s culvert case this year, heating up a 17-year legal battle over the state’s duty to protect and restore salmon habitat as part …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in a while.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

The Supreme Court’s justices put themselves in the driver’s seat Tuesday, hearing arguments in two cases involving vehicle searches, but it was unclear what routes the justices will take to …