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Politics Aug 04The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgender bathroom case
The Supreme Court's order blocking a transgender male from using the boys' restroom at his Virginia school underscores how the presidential election results will shape the high court.
Politics Jul 14Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump
Ginsburg says in a statement issued by the court on Thursday that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. She promises to be more circumspect in the future.
Nation Jun 28Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death
Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.
Nation Jun 26SCOTUS to rule Monday on Texas abortion case
It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks.
Nation Jun 23Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court
A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Nation Jun 23Supreme Court upholds Texas affirmative action program
The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.
Nation Jun 06Justices to review claims from Texas death row inmates
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.
Nation Jun 04Trump’s personal attacks on judge spark GOP concerns
Trump's remarks on the federal judge who's hearing a Trump University lawsuit have legal experts worrying about his commitment to an independent judiciary and his views on presidential powers.
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.