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Nation May 06Justices appear wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes
The Supreme Court seems concerned about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
Politics May 05Justices wary of making AIDS funding abroad conditional on anti-prostitution pledges
The Supreme Court's second day of arguments by phone was devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world.
Politics Apr 28Supreme Court holding arguments by phone, creating a unique set of challenges
Because of the coronavirus pandemic the Supreme Court is holding arguments by phone for the first time in its 230-year history.
Health Apr 04Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows
With U.S. medical experts and even President Donald Trump now estimating the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could reach 240,000 nationwide, the sheer practicalities of death — where to put the bodies — are worrying just about everyone as…
Nation Apr 03Supreme Court postpones April arguments because of coronavirus
The Supreme Court says it will postpone arguments scheduled for April because of the coronavirus pandemic, but isn't ruling out hearing some arguments within months.
Politics Mar 03Supreme Court debates presidential power to fire heads of agencies
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether to make it easier for the president to fire the head of the agency that enforces federal consumer financial laws, a decision that could ultimately impact a vast range of…
Politics Feb 07Appeals court dismisses Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump
The lawsuit the court dismissed was filed by Democratic members of Congress in 2017. The court was not ruling on whether Trump violated the law.
Nation Jan 30Will Chief Justice Roberts’ role expand in the impeachment trial?
Chief Justice John Roberts is the picture of judicial modesty at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. he wears his unadorned black robe and wields an ivory gavel as he presides over the Senate. So far he's played a limited role.
Politics Jan 22Schiff takes conciliatory tone after Roberts’ admonishment
“I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president's counsel, in equal terms, to remember that they are addressing the world's greatest deliberative body," Roberts said.
Politics Jan 22WATCH: Roberts admonishes both sides in impeachment trial
It was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team who was in charge.