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Politics Dec 13EXPLAINER: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets
Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. Some questions and answers about the Electoral College.
Politics Dec 11The Electoral College meets Monday to vote. Here’s what to expect
The spotlight on the process is even greater this year because Trump has refused to concede the election and continued to make baseless allegations of fraud.
Economy Dec 01Supreme Court hears Nestle, Cargill alleged human rights abuses case
If the court were to accept Nestle and Cargill's arguments, that could further limit the ability of victims of human rights abuses abroad to use U.S. courts to sue.
Politics Nov 26Supreme Court blocks New York coronavirus limits on houses of worship
As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.
Politics Nov 06Trump faces tough road in getting Supreme Court to intervene
Trump could need the court's help in two or more states. That's an unlikely scenario that is far different from what took place in 2000, the only time the court has effectively settled a presidential election.
Politics Nov 05Judges dismiss Trump claims in Georgia, Michigan
Judges in Georgia and Michigan have quickly dismissed Trump campaign lawsuits, undercutting a campaign legal strategy aimed at attacking the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean President Donald Trump’s defeat.
Nation Nov 03Supreme Court to hear case about juvenile life sentences
The court has concluded over the last two decades that children should be treated differently from adults. But a court that is even more conservative could move in the other direction.
Politics Oct 16Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens
The justices signaled in their order Friday that they will hear arguments in December and issue a decision by early January, when Trump must report the once-a-decade census results to Congress.
Politics Oct 09AP Explains: How transfer of power works under 25th Amendment
In 2002, President George W. Bush became the first to use the amendment to temporarily transfer power to Vice President Dick Cheney while Bush was anesthetized for a colonoscopy.
Politics Sep 09WATCH: Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks
President Donald Trump announced an updated list of Supreme Court candidates that he's pledged to choose among if he has future vacancies to fill, as he hopes.