Stories tagged: supreme court
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
Court reinstates Kennedy cousin Skakel’s murder conviction
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel faces a possible return to prison after the state Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his murder conviction in the killing of Martha Moxley in 1975 when …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016
David Keene: Gun-rights parameters in their infancy
As with the First Amendment, a body of law defining what is and is not permissible under the Second Amendment will emerge.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:02 A.M.
Supreme Court upholds broad reach of bank fraud law
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law prohibiting bank fraud, a ruling that gives the government more leeway to prosecute financial crimes.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 7:20 A.M.
Ohio inmate loses appeal to block second try at execution
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal by a condemned Ohio killer whose 2009 execution was called off after two hours during which he cried in pain while …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 9:46 A.M.
Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation’s insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:58 A.M.
Supreme Court upholds Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
U.K. government’s Brexit plans in hands of Supreme Court
Britain’s Supreme Court began hearing a landmark case Monday that will decide who has the power to trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union – the government or Parliament.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting
The Supreme Court seems concerned that race may have played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts in Virginia, to the detriment of black voters.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 9:46 P.M.
July 1 start date sought for Montana crime victim rights law
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana and representatives of city and county governments on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to declare that a voter-passed initiative establishing crime victims’ …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws
The Supreme Court won’t take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
Analysis: Three questions about the Supreme Court’s future
Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, I have been consistently asked three questions about the Supreme Court. Two seem obvious, and the third, at least to me, was surprising.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 10:55 A.M.
Merrick Garland’s faint Supreme Court hope dashed by judge
Merrick Garland’s last, long-shot chance at being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice has now vanished: A federal judge this week dismissed a case that sought to force the Senate …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 2:11 P.M.
President-elect Trump faced with turning promises into policy
Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 12:12 P.M.
Supreme Court picks could define Trump’s presidency
Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next president. Now that it’s President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, what happens next?
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
Talk of holding a Supreme Court seat vacant for four years is without precedent
One issue weighing heavily on Republican minds these days is the Supreme Court seat vacated in February with the passing of Antonin Scalia. In an unprecedented step earlier this year, …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:27 A.M.
Sen. Cruz raises prospect of lasting Supreme Court gridlock
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who famously led the charge that partially shut down the federal government in 2013, raised the specter of leaving an indefinite vacancy on the Supreme Court …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Big money fuels contentious Washington Supreme Court races
Controversial decisions, independent campaign money mean this year’s state Supreme Court races aren’t tame affairs.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
Al Gore’s fight in 2000 was nothing like Trump scenario today
Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016
Election sullies high court’s independence
Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 5 P.M.
Debate Round III: Where the candidates stand on the Supreme Court
Where the two presidential candidates stand on the Supreme Court.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
McCain suggests GOP would oppose ‘any’ Clinton Supreme Court picks
Sen. John McCain pledged Monday that Republicans will unite against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton puts forward if she becomes president, forecasting obstruction that could tie Capitol Hill …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
Outside View: Lawmakers need to finish schoolwork
It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
Supreme Court justices question big verdict against Samsung for copying Apple’s iPhone
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared to lean in favor of knocking down a $400 million verdict against Samsung for designing smartphones to look like Apple’s iPhone. Some …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 9:06 P.M.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls national anthem protests ‘dumb and disrespectful’
As a legal scholar, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg supports the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to protest racial injustice by refusing to …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Ginsburg calls anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.”
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 5:58 P.M.
Supreme Court finishes off Obama’s immigration plan
The Supreme Court refused a last-ditch effort Monday to rehear the Obama administration’s plan to legalize more than 4 million who’d entered the country illegally.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016, 9:17 P.M.
Supreme Court at a crossroad at start of new term
The Supreme Court’s new term begins Monday with the focus not on the court’s docket but on the court itself and a future that will be defined by the presidential …
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016, 3:16 P.M.
Supreme Court cases of note coming up in new term
Some noteworthy cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term that begins Monday: Church-state separation: A Missouri church is challenging its exclusion from a state program that reimburses …