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Stories tagged: supreme court

Paul Waldman: Supreme Court must be part of Democrats’ debate

The failure to focus on the issue of the Supreme Court is an atrocious oversight on the part of the networks that have aired and moderated the Democratic presidential candidate …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Supreme Court to consider whether sniper Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced

One evening in February 2002, a 21-year-old single mother named Keenya Cook was making dinner and taking care of her 6-month-old daughter when the doorbell rang at her Tacoma, Washington, …

Dana Milbank: Will Gorsuch abandon his judicial philosophy to get what he wants?

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is in a corner as the court decides whether to bless employment discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. Will he interpret the text of the law the …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people’s rights

A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment.

Erwin Chemerinsky: The Supreme Court starts its new term this week. Expect divisiveness

Over the next several months, the Supreme Court will decide divisive cases involving gay and lesbian rights, immigration and gun control. I suspect we will deeply feel the absence of …

Supreme Court’s election-year term opens with insanity case

The Supreme Court began its election-year term Monday by wrestling over whether states must allow criminal defendants to plead insanity.

Supreme Court begins election-year term full of big cases

The justices are returning to the Supreme Court bench for the start of an election-year term that includes high-profile cases on about abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket, agreeing to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic.

Coast Guard lieutenant pleads guilty to gun and drug crimes

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty Thursday to gun and drug charges.

Spokane backs Boise’s appeal of homeless camping ruling to Supreme Court

As part of a larger effort, the city of Spokane has voiced its support of Boise in that city’s appeal of a 2018 court decision that requires cities to provide …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Times apologizes for tweet, revises Kavanaugh article

President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The U.S. Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States

Sheldon Whitehouse: The newest political arm

Politics is a team sport. We battle, and our courts are supposed to referee our disputes. But what if one team spent years and millions of dollars to capture the …

Marc A. Thiessen: Senate Democrats’ unprecedented threat against the Supreme Court

Senate Democrats have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes – threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Idaho AG signs on in argument against LGBTQ protections

Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Gunmaker asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated …

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Kagan speaks of Supreme Court credibility in Spokane

Supreme Court justices are aware of how decisions made along partisan lines can damage the credibility of the institution, Justice Elena Kagan said Thursday at a judicial conference at the …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Stevens praised as ‘brilliant man’ at Supreme Court ceremony

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a “brilliant man” with a “deep devotion to the rule of law” during a ceremony Monday at the court where …

Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to become leading judges, professors and Supreme Court advocates. The one-year clerkship will cement …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried …

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died.

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

U.S. still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census

The Justice Department says it was still looking for a way to include a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Supreme Court to decide on Trump bid to end DACA

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:48 a.m.

Supreme Court allows partisan districts, blocks census query

In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain and put a hold on …

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Divided Supreme Court strikes down gun law provision, rules against newspaper

The Supreme Court on Monday struck a section of a 1980s law that allows prosecutors to seek stiffer penalties for certain violent crimes involving firearms, finding that the provision does …

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Justices side with business, government in information fight

The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data …