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Nation Jun 24Justices say scandalous trademarks law is unconstitutional
The justices struck down a federal law that prevented officials from registering "scandalous" or "immoral" trademarks—a victory to a Los Angeles-based fashion brand spelled F-U-C-T.
Nation Jun 17Supreme Court sides with Virginia in uranium mining ban case
The owners of a massive deposit of radioactive uranium, the largest known in the United States, tried to challenge a decades-old ban, but the court found nothing improper to overturn it.
Politics Jun 14Court rules against Trump’s abortion policy for immigrant teens in government shelters
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled against the Trump administration and kept in place an order blocking a policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions.
Politics May 13Newly released arguments reveal Supreme Court’s disputes over death penalty cases
The Supreme Court shined an unusual light Monday on its internal squabbling over the death penalty, with the justices making public more than 30 pages of arguments on issues they decided weeks ago.
Nation Apr 20Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court
In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. Trying to get that data has taken the paper more than eight years…
Politics Apr 16High court seems likely to rule against California oil workers
The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping.
Nation Apr 15None of the Supreme Court justices wanted to say this name in court
The high court was discussing a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand. But the justices did some verbal gymnastics to get through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand's name.
Nation Mar 19Supreme Court rules against immigrants in detention case
The Supreme Court disagreed with the immigrants' interpretation of federal law in a 5-4 ruling that divided the court along ideological lines.
Politics Feb 25A federal court can’t count vote of deceased judge, Supreme Court rules
The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a federal court can't count the vote of a judge who died in a decision issued after the judge's death. The justices said "federal judges are appointed for life, not for…
Politics Jan 22Supreme Court: Military service by transgender people can be restricted
The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the court's five conservatives greenlighting it and its four liberal members saying they would not have.