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  •  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 ...

  • Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/30/2017

    North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by reshaping state government.Th...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/29/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...

  • High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/03/2017

    The Supreme Court is limiting the government's ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds.The justices ruled Monday that a Tennessee man convicted for his role selling iodine water ...

  • Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore travel ban

    Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore travel ban

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/30/2017

    The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to restore the ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.Per Reuters: "The administration filed two emergency applications with the nine Court justices seeking to blo...

  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/23/2017

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged Friday that there is "a lot of skepticism about the rule of law" in the country but defended the United States judicial system as "a blessing" and "a remarkable gift" during a talk at Harvard University...

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