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Nation May 23Supreme Court throws out death sentence handed to black man from all-white jury
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to a black man in Georgia because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.
Nation May 17Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide
WASHINGTON -- The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.
Nation May 16Supreme Court avoids major ruling in birth control dispute
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday, the latest indication of the shorthanded court's struggle to find a majority for important cases taken up…
Nation Apr 21Supreme Court nominee praises lawyers for work with the poor
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland praised lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians Thursday in his first public remarks since his nomination last month.
Nation Apr 20Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.
Nation Apr 19Supreme Court weighs law aimed at domestic violence on tribal lands
The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to uphold a federal law aimed at people who have been convicted of repeated acts of domestic violence on Indian lands.
Politics Apr 18Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions
Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.
Politics Apr 14Obama’s power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute
WASHINGTON — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.
Politics Apr 04Court upholds total population count in electoral districts
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.
Nation Mar 29Supreme Court seems to seek compromise in birth control case
A seemingly divided Supreme Court is exploring a possible compromise ruling in the dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control.