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Politics Dec 12No consensus about legality of Trump’s idea to ban Muslims from U.S.
There's no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing so.
Nation Dec 09Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information.
Nation Dec 01Supreme Court’s new lineup rich in high-profile cases
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration,…
Politics Nov 30High court’s election-year lineup includes affirmative action, abortion, Obamacare
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration,…
Politics Oct 25Opponents of Obama’s health care overhaul to appeal in Supreme Court
Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails.
Nation Aug 28Supreme Court can keep protesters off its plaza, appeals court rules
The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Politics Jun 27Liberal justices prevail in high-profile SCOTUS cases
The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices…
Politics Jun 08Court strikes down ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law
The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.
Politics May 26Supreme Court to hear Texas case involving redrawing of electoral districts
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.
Politics Apr 28Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.