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Nation Feb 15Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship
The justices agreed Friday to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has so far blocked the Trump administration from adding the citizenship question to the census for the first time since 1950.
Politics Feb 13Justice Ginsburg illness casts spotlight on long-term court absences
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a month of Supreme Court arguments as she recovers from lung cancer surgery. But she's not the first justice to be away for a while and her absence hardly compares with those of some…
Politics Feb 05Justice Ginsburg makes first public appearance since surgery
The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice attended a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House.
Nation Jan 22Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in 9 years
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
Politics Jan 04Supreme Court says it will consider partisan gerrymandering again
The justices said Friday they will hear arguments in disputes that have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland. The decision could produce the first limits on partisan politics in…
Nation Dec 17A federal judge ruled against Obamacare. What happens now?
If upheld, the ruling would impact well beyond the more than 20 million people who are directly covered through the Obama health law.
Nation Dec 11Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban
Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in response to caravans of migrants that were approaching the border.
Politics Dec 05Supreme Court takes up closely watched double jeopardy case
The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Politics Nov 28Supreme Court poised to limit police power to seize property
The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested…
Nation Nov 27A case of murder and Native control of lands could have broad implications, justices suggest
Some justices said they fear a ruling for the Muscogee Creek Nation could have big consequences for criminal cases, but also tax and other regulatory issues on more than 3 million acres of Creek Nation territory, including most of Tulsa,…