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Politics Nov 13Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda
Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.
Nation Nov 05Courtesy votes offer evidence justices are working together
In several cases, a Supreme Court justice switched sides to provide a needed fifth vote to preserve the status quo.
Politics Nov 03With eight Supreme Court justices, an undecided election could be ‘nightmare scenario’
As controversial as that decision was, it was made by a nine-justice court. This time around, there are only eight justices and the possibility of a tie vote. That would leave a lower federal or state court ruling in place,…
Politics Aug 24Where do the presidential candidates stand on Supreme Court nominees?
An Associated Press series is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one focuses on filling the vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.