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Nation Sep 19Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in…
Nation Sep 18Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Politics Aug 31Appeals court again rules out House subpoena for McGahn
The latest decision comes weeks after the full appeals court rejected the panel's initial ruling that would have ended the court fight.
Politics Jul 30Trump floats November election delay, but that’s not within his power
President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a "delay" to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud.
Health Jul 17Court backs Trump expansion of short-term health plans
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the Trump administration's expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act's costlier comprehensive insurance.
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 Jul 09Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor's demand for President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.
Politics Jul 08Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday
The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private.
Politics Jul 02Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material
The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election.
Nation Jun 30Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling
Montana's highest court had struck down the tax credit as a violation of the state constitution's ban on state aid to religious schools.