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Kavanaugh on SCOTUS:
Divide Is Overplayed in Media
Jan 27, 2023 1:00 AM CST
Kavanaugh on SCOTUS: Divide Is Overplayed in Media
'We work well together,' he says
- You might think things are contentious on the Supreme Court, given the apparent division along party lines of the nine justices. But, speaking at an event for Notre Dame's law school this week, Justice Brett Kavanaugh insisted that's not the case, NBC News and CNN report. "There...
Supreme Court: We
Can't Find the Leaker
Jan 19, 2023 1:59 PM CST
Supreme Court: We Can't Find the Leaker
Investigation turns up no leads about who gave the media draft opinion on abortion ruling
- Someone is likely breathing a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court said Thursday that it can't figure out who leaked the bombshell draft opinion of the ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. "It is not possible to determine the identity of any individual who may have disclosed the...
Colleges Expect Court Ruling
to Have Sweeping Effects
Jan 16, 2023 7:30 PM CST
Colleges Expect Court Ruling to Have Sweeping Effects
Changes in student bodies will show up next year and be lasting, experts say
- In oral arguments in October, the Supreme Court gave colleges every indication that their admission policies are about to change. Republican-appointed justices, who hold the majority, indicated skepticism about what opponents call race-conscious admissions practices. "I've heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don't...
Alito Sends Message
to Gun Law Opponents
Jan 11, 2023 5:33 PM CST
Alito Sends Message to Gun Law Opponents
Court lets New York restrictions stand for now
- The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to block New York state restrictions on carrying concealed firearms, though two justices encouraged the law's opponents to not give up their fight. The law is being challenged, with the case now before the federal appeals court in New York, and the justices...
In Year-End Report,
Chief Justice Focuses
on Judicial Security
Jan 2, 2023 5:12 PM CST
In Year-End Report, Chief Justice Focuses on Judicial Security
John Roberts wrote about events in 1957 but didn't mention present-day controversies
- In his annual report on the federal judiciary, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' main focus was events in 1957, not any of the controversies in a tumultuous year for the nation's top court. Roberts' year-end report looked at the events surrounding US District Judge Ronald N. Davies' efforts...
Border Policy in
Dec 27, 2022 5:00 PM CST
SCOTUS Leaves Border Policy in Place Indefinitely
Court extends pandemic-era limits
- The Supreme Court is keeping pandemic-era limits on immigration in place indefinitely, dashing hopes of immigration advocates who had been anticipating their end this week. In a ruling Tuesday, the Supreme Court extended a temporary stay that Chief Justice John Roberts issued last week. Under the court’s order, the...
This Bust Is About to
Get Booted From US Capitol
Dec 15, 2022 7:45 AM CST
This Bust Is About to Get Booted From US Capitol
House passes legislation to remove head of SCOTUS justice who wrote Dred Scott ruling
- The House passed legislation Wednesday that calls for removing from the Capitol a bust of the US Supreme Court justice who wrote the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision that held African Americans weren't citizens. The bust of Roger B. Taney, the nation's fifth chief justice, sits inside the...
SCOTUS Hears Case That
Could Reshape Elections
Dec 7, 2022 2:40 PM CST
SCOTUS Hears Case That Could Reshape Elections
NC legislators argue that courts can't interfere with election rules set by legislatures
- The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a high-stakes case that analysts say could radically change the way elections are conducted in America. The Moore v. Harper case, brought by Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina, cites the controversial "independent state legislature doctrine," the
Justices Question Effect if They
Back Designer on Gay Weddings
Dec 5, 2022 4:45 PM CST
Justices Question Effect if They Back Designer on Gay Weddings
Colorado business owner only wants to build websites for heterosexual couples
- Supreme Court justices who appeared supportive of a graphic designer seeking to refuse to create websites in celebration of same-sex weddings nevertheless had questions Monday about how anti-discrimination laws might be affected. The case involves a Colorado design company owner who says she serves gay customers, the
New York Times
On Supreme Court Docket
This Week: Big Elections Case
Dec 4, 2022 9:35 AM CST
On Supreme Court Docket This Week: Big Elections Case
Decision on congressional maps in North Carolina could be wide-reaching
- The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case from North...
Supreme Court to Decide
Fate of Student Debt Relief
Dec 1, 2022 2:56 PM CST
Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Student Debt Relief
Justices keep pause on Biden's debt-canceling plan in place now
- The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Biden administration program to cancel student loans will remain blocked for now, but the justices agreed to take up the case in late winter. The court's decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan...
Trump Blasts SCOTUS
Over Tax Returns Ruling
Nov 23, 2022 6:10 PM CST
Trump Blasts SCOTUS Over Tax Returns Ruling
Court is 'nothing more than a political body,' complains man who appointed 3 justices
- Former President Donald Trump picked one-third of the current Supreme Court justices, giving the nation's top court a conservative supermajority—but he doesn't sound happy with them. In posts on his Truth Social network Wednesday, Trump slammed the court for rejecting his request to block the release of...
Lindsey Graham Testifies
Before Special Grand Jury
Nov 22, 2022 7:46 PM CST
Lindsey Graham Testifies Before Special Grand Jury
Republican senator took fight against testifying in Georgia all the way to the Supreme Court
- Sen. Lindsey Graham testified Tuesday before a special grand jury that's investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia. The South Carolina Republican's appearance before the panel came after a drawn-out legal fight that went all the way to the Supreme...
SCOTUS: Congress Can
Have Trump's Tax Returns
Nov 22, 2022 3:05 PM CST
SCOTUS: Congress Can Have Trump's Tax Returns
Court refuses to block release of records to House committee
- The Supreme Court—without comment or noted dissent—has rejected Donald Trump's request to block the release of his tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee, ending a three-year legal fight. The release was on hold after an emergency appeal from the former president. The Tuesday order...
Jack Daniel's Asks SCOTUS
to Squelch Parody Dog Toy
Nov 20, 2022 9:15 AM CST
Jack Daniel's Asks SCOTUS to Squelch Parody Dog Toy
Maker says the whiskey brand can't take a joke
- The company that makes Jack Daniel's is not pleased with a squeaking dog toy that parodies the whiskey's signature bottle—and it wants the Supreme Court to weigh in. Jack Daniel's has asked the justices to hear its case against the manufacturer of the plastic Bad Spaniels...
Supreme Court Rules Against
GOP Figure in Records Fight
Nov 14, 2022 12:13 PM CST
Supreme Court Rules Against GOP Figure in Records Fight
Ruling allows House committee to access phone records of Arizona's Kelli Ward
- The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the House committee investigating the Capitol riot to get phone records belonging to the leader of the Arizona Republican Party. The high court on Monday rejected GOP state chair Kelli Ward's request to halt the turnover of records while a lawsuit...
Nov 13, 2022 1:40 PM CST
Alito Receives Standing Ovation for Abortion Ruling
Barrett jokes about Dobbs demonstrations at her home
- Four members of the US Supreme Court attended a Federalist Society black-tie gala last week, and all received applause. But the most rapturous reaction, which included a standing ovation, was for Justice Samuel Alito's work in overturning Roe v. Wade, Politico reports. Alito didn't mention the June decision...
Nov 7, 2022 4:30 PM CST
Jackson Dissents in First Opinion
Sotomayor joins newest justice on death row case
- A month into her lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first opinion on Monday, objecting to her colleagues' decision to not take up an appeal from a death row inmate in Ohio. The fact that the case was declined means that fewer than four...
Supreme Court Arguments
Nov 2, 2022 11:16 AM CDT
Protesters Interrupt Supreme Court Arguments
That hasn't happened since 2015
- Protesters opposed to the Supreme Court's decision overturning abortion rights briefly interrupted arguments at the court Wednesday and urged women to vote in next week's elections. It was the first courtroom disruption since the court’s decision in June that stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion...
Take a Shot
Warren in Court?
Nov 1, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Did Alito Take a Shot at Elizabeth Warren in Court?
Justice floats question about bogus claims to American Indian heritage
- Now that the dust has settled on hours of oral arguments Monday in two separate affirmative-action cases before the Supreme Court, a clear consensus has emerged in coverage. "The court's conservative majority signaled that it could be ready ... to end the use of race in college admissions,"...
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