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  • Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    U.S. Supreme Court 10/20/2020

    Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state s...

  • Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil

    Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/25/2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again as she had throughout her extraordinary life while an intensifying election-year battle swirled over her ...

  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/31/2020

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from a hospital in New York City and has returned home, the Supreme Court said Friday.The court said Ginsburg, 87, is doing well, two days after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure on Wednesday to...

  • US courts rule for border walls both public and private

    US courts rule for border walls both public and private

    U.S. Supreme Court 01/13/2020

    Crews could start building a private border wall in South Texas within the coming days following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that lifted a restraining order against the project.U.S. District Judge Randy Crane’s order was the second ...

  •  Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    U.S. Supreme Court 12/22/2018

    A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling agains...

  •  Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

    Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

    U.S. Supreme Court 11/08/2018

    Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.The court’s oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She call...

  • Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/22/2018

    A Missouri appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for voters to decide a November ballot initiative that could shake up of the state Legislature by requiring districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and imposing new lobbying limits.Th...

  • Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/05/2018

    President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Trump's top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy C...

  •  Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    U.S. Supreme Court 01/27/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago.Justices issued a stay Thursday night, the same evening th...

  • Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/09/2017

    The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the Legislature’s budget was constitutional.The ruling Friday is counter to a lower-court ruling this summer that Dayton had acted unconstitutionally, but is not the last word in...

  • Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/09/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death forced the rest of the court to learn how to work together to avoid ties, Justice Elena Kagan said during a stop Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Kagan spoke for about an hour with UW Law...

  • Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/01/2017

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Twin Falls judge Richard Bevan to the state's highest court.Otter announced Tuesday that Bevan — currently the 5th Judicial District's administrative judge — will replace retiring Idaho Supreme ...

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