Stories tagged: supreme court
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 10:01 P.M.
In rebuff to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, justices rule for children with autism
A unanimous Supreme Court strengthened the rights of nearly 7 million schoolchildren with disabilities Wednesday, and did so by rejecting a lower standard set by Judge Neil Gorsuch.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 6:16 P.M.
Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to “horse and buggy” era
Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was wrapping up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 1:31 P.M.
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch: ‘No such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge’
Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to reassure senators Tuesday that he would not be swayed by political pressure if he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court – trying to take the …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 1:19 P.M.
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch defends adherence to law at Senate committee hearing
Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings are getting underway on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 10:57 P.M.
Trump and Republicans face a fresh test to shape Supreme Court, assert their power with Gorsuch hearings
When Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill on Monday morning to begin his confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court, he will give President Donald Trump his …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 3:16 P.M.
High court pick Gorsuch is harsh critic of assisted suicide
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made it clear in a book and other writings what he thinks about assisted suicide and euthanasia: He’s not a fan. In his 2006 book, …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Gorsuch not a sure vote for Trump as immigration battles build
As President Donald Trump vows to fight all the way to the nation’s top court to preserve his temporary ban on travel from six mostly Muslim nations and immigration agents …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 2:09 P.M.
Senate Democrats preview their case against Gorsuch
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats are preparing for next week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and previewed their case Wednesday that Judge Neil Gorsuch’s rulings have favored corporations over individuals. “Judge Gorsuch …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 12:04 P.M.
Gorsuch view on scope of Second Amendment a judicial mystery
Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a slim appeals court record on the subject – a record that leaves his views a …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
Court is right: ‘Children are different’
As society attempts to determine the proper balance between punishment and justice, it is time for the nation to re-examine the mandatory sentencing guidelines that were de rigueur in the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
High court nominee praised for breezy, witty writing style
WASHINGTON – When Justice Antonin Scalia backed out of a book project with writing partner Bryan Garner, the justice recommended who might take his place. Neil Gorsuch was first on …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 10:05 A.M.
Supreme Court rules race bias among jurors may require a new trial
The Supreme Court took a strong new stand against racial bias in jury rooms, ruling for the first time that reports of racist comments by jurors may require setting aside …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 7:16 A.M.
Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights
The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision.
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 9:57 A.M.
Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:45 P.M.
Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda
Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:54 P.M.
Transgender teen to press Supreme Court case despite Trump administration guidance
Attorneys for a transgender teen who sued his school board for barring him from the boys’ bathroom said Thursday that they plan to continue to press his case before the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:39 P.M.
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy’s death near border
Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:05 A.M.
Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border
Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 1:05 P.M.
Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 12:55 P.M.
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch’s hearings to begin March 20
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley announced Thursday that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin March 20.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:48 P.M.
Ex-con tortured by gang members asked for protection by the state and instead nearly lost his fingers
The first time that convicted felon Ahmet Hopovac asked the Department of Corrections to let him leave Grant County for Idaho was in January 2011. He argued he was homeless …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 12:02 P.M.
Chief Justice Roberts, judiciary’s leader, silent on Trump criticism
President Donald Trump’s unusually personal criticism of federal judges has drawn rebukes from many quarters, including from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but not much from the judges themselves.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:07 A.M.
Trump lashes out at Sen. Blumenthal over Gorsuch comments
President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday, saying the Connecticut Democrat “misrepresents” what his Supreme Court nominee said during a private meeting.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 6:23 P.M.
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump’s attacks on judiciary are ‘demoralizing’
President Donald Trump’s escalating attacks on the judicial branch drew denunciation Wednesday from his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who told lawmakers that the attacks were “demoralizing” and “disheartening” to …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:30 P.M.
Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017
Education funding talks can finally begin
Now that Senate Republicans have produced a plan to resolve the most contentious aspects of basic education funding, it means that bargaining can begin.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Gorsuch is Trump’s best move
It’s the next seat for which Democrats should save their fire, lest they be viewed as intractable as the Republicans were the past eight years.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 8:25 P.M.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, would bring distinctive Western touch
Judge Neil Gorsuch could bring some Western swing to the Supreme Court that it hasn’t had for years.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 12:36 P.M.
Pence: Gorsuch will join Supreme Court ‘one way or the other’
The vice president made the pledge during a speech in Philadelphia to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. His remarks echoed President Donald Trump’s comments from earlier in the …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: We can thank Reid for Gorsuch
Sen. Harry Reid was warned that the day would come when Republicans would be in the majority and would exploit the new rules to equal and opposite effect. That day …