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Nation Dec 03Some see echoes of 1968 court case in wedding cake dispute
The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue.
Politics Oct 20Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case
Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners say that once they open their doors for business, they don't get to choose their customers.
Politics Oct 16Supreme Court to intervene over privacy of Trump administration, emails and Microsoft servers
The case highlights the difficulty that judges face in trying to square decades-old laws with new technological developments.
Politics Oct 11Supreme Court dismisses 1 of 2 travel ban cases
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed one of two cases over President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries, suggesting it will step away from the controversy for now.
Politics Oct 01Supreme Court opens pivotal term with Trump nominee in place
Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency.
Politics Sep 28Supreme Court to hear new challenge to labor unions
Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers.
Politics Sep 19How Supreme Court justices could avoid issuing a verdict on Trump’s travel ban
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president’s power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a…
Nation Sep 12Supreme Court will allow Trump administration ban on most refugees
The order was not the court's last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from…
Nation Sep 11Supreme Court agrees to temporary enforcement of Trump’s travel ban
Justice Anthony Kennedy issued a brief order Monday that will keep the ruling on hold for the time being, at least until the ban's challengers submit written arguments by midday Tuesday and the full court has a chance to act.
Politics Jul 19Justices allow stricter enforcement of Trump’s refugee ban
The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.