Stories tagged: U.S. Supreme Court
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
The Supreme Court sided with the Yakama Nation over Washington state Tuesday, ruling that the
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
The nation’s highest court denied a request to look at the case of Frank Straub, who alleged wrongful termination in his ouster from city employ in September 2015. Straub was …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8 p.m.
A case questioning whether a fuel retailer from the Yakama Nation is subject to the state gas tax will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 30, according …
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 7 a.m.
Public employees who object to paying union fees cannot be forced to do so, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a 5-4 decision.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that said a Colorado baker didn’t have to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding has some differences with a Washington case involving flowers for …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
A new poll finds half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
The U.S. Solicitor General has recommended that the nation’s highest court consider whether Yakama tribal members are exempt from state gas taxes on the reservation.
Tue., May 15, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down federal law on sports betting not likely to bring that level of gambling to Washington soon.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Whatever ideologically driven legalese says, Jack Philips was discriminating against no one. He was not getting in the way of gay marriage.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
If a jury decides this week that Jonathan D. Renfro should receive the death penalty for killing Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore, many of the jurors will never see …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.
Sat., July 1, 2017
The bottom line is that Americans were told by their president five months ago that their lives were in danger because terrorists might slip through a flawed vetting system.
Sat., April 15, 2017
It is time for the state of Washington to step up to the responsibility the U.S. Supreme Court gave it and fund counties for this service.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Do Democrats want to add to the growing pile of litter being thrown onto our political norms?
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:15 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the death penalty appeal of Clark Elmore, who was convicted in 1995 of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
The Supreme Court is set to begin its new term as it ended the last one, down one justice and ideologically deadlocked on a range of issues. The absence of …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the limited use of affirmative action by colleges and universities seeking to enroll more minority students.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to comply with a law aimed at increasing the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans, a unanimous Supreme …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Quinault Indian Nation officials are celebrating a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that will make things tougher on men who are habitually violent against women.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Former Spokane County prosecutor Don Brockett can now add “author” to his long and impressive resume.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Pressure from voters back home might remove the barrier Republican leaders have placed on hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Sen. Patty Murray said.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that convicted killer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence for killing three …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
The latest on ceremonies at the Supreme Court paying tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead last Saturday.