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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.
Politics Aug 13High court rules Rhode Island mail-in voters don’t need witnesses
State officials had agreed to suspend the normal requirement because of the coronavirus pandemic. They have said that fulfilling the requirement results in close contact between voters and others.
Nation Jul 22House votes to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The vote Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues.
Nation Jul 22WATCH: House Democrats discuss legislation to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
The House is to vote soon on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee, and a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision.
Nation Jul 16U.S. executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia
The Supreme Court early Thursday cleared the way for a second federal execution this week.
Nation Jul 10Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term
The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court's traditional way of doing…
Politics Jun 29Supreme Court makes it easier for president to remove Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head
The high court on Monday struck from the law that created the agency restrictions on when the president can remove the bureau's director.