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Nation Jul 09Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?
WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is…
Nation Jul 09Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift…
Politics Jun 27Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick
The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
Nation Jun 26Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.
Nation Jun 26Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion probably violates the Constitution.
Politics Jun 25Supreme Court justices rule for Texas redistricting plans
The Supreme Court is upholding Texas' use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.
Nation Jun 22Supreme Court justices adopt new privacy rules for cellphone tracking
The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a big change from the old days when authorities could go to the phone company and obtain information about the numbers dialed from a home telephone without presenting a warrant.
Politics Jun 18Supreme Court justices sidestep a definitive ruling in two redistricting cases
The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.
Politics Jun 11Supreme Court allows Ohio ‘voter purge’
The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.