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Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.


Clue to Gorsuch’s ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.


Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation …


Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Montana in BNSF Railway worker case

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a Montana court’s ruling that two BNSF Railway workers could sue the company for their injuries in the state, even though the men never …


Justices side with police in California shooting case

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff’s deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

Supreme Court justices side with Mexican immigrant in deportation case

The Supreme Court is siding with a Mexican immigrant who faced deportation after he was convicted of having consensual sex with his underage girlfriend.


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Appeal in boy’s burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent

One of Neil Gorsuch’s sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That’s when he sided with a New …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court does not allow Arkansas execution

The U.S. Supreme Court spared the life of an Arkansas inmate minutes before his death warrant was set to expire Monday, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty after nearly …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Supreme Court, with Gorsuch onboard, hears church-state case

Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats’ demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil …


UPDATED: Mon., 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 …


Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place

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 …


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.


Ex-soldier’s case tests whether flirting is in eye of beholder

One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.


Justice Scalia mourners to pay respects Friday

Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia as he lies in repose Friday at the Supreme Court.


Term limits for Supreme Court justices gains support

Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of …