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Politics May 14Supreme Court says lawyer cannot override client’s wish to maintain innocence
"Even when a criminal defendant is assisted by counsel, some decisions are reserved for the client," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a summary of her opinion. The Louisiana death row inmate at the heart of the decision will be…
Politics Apr 30Supreme Court to review case of Missouri death row inmate with rare medical condition
The court blocked the inmate's execution in March after he argued that a tumor in his throat is likely to rupture and bleed during the execution.
Politics Apr 25LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s travel ban
President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court.
Politics Apr 23The travel ban case will be the Supreme Court’s first dive into Trump policy
The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change.
Politics Apr 01Trump administration backs PLO in victims’ high court appeal
The Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more than a decade ago.
Politics Mar 28Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.
Politics Mar 11U.S. officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks
Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders.
Politics Jan 19Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban
The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans' security against challengers who claim it is illegally aimed at Muslims and stems from Trump's campaign call for a "complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the U.S.
Nation Dec 05Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the gay…
Nation Dec 04Supreme Court says Trump’s travel ban can be fully enforced
The justices say in an order Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.