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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.
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…