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Politics Jun 26Supreme Court partly reinstates Trump’s travel ban
The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
Politics Jun 26On the Supreme Court’s last day of session, travel ban case awaits action
But something could overshadow rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court's last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.
Nation Jun 24Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish
Supreme Court action is expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.
Nation Jun 19Supreme Court could decide if gerrymandering can be too political
The justices could say as early as Monday whether they will intervene.
Politics Jun 18Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps
In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political.
Politics Jun 12Hawaii urges Supreme Court to keep hold on Trump travel ban
The state urged the justices Monday to deny an administration plea to reinstate the policy after lower courts blocked it.
Politics Jun 05Justices will review police use of cellphone tower data
In a new case about digital age technology and privacy, the Supreme Court will consider whether police need warrants to review cellphone towers records that help them track the location of criminal suspects.
Politics May 22Supreme Court strikes down 2 redrawn districts in N.C. over racial bias
The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting strength elsewhere in North Carolina.
Politics May 01Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes.
Nation Apr 19Playground case touches on separation of church and state
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it will decide an important case on the separation of church and state in favor of a Missouri church that wants state money to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.