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Politics Feb 22Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate
Buck had tried for years to get federal courts to look at his claim that his rights were violated when jurors were told by a defense expert witness that Buck was more likely to be dangerous in the future because…
Nation Feb 20Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border
The Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing the parents' appeal, which their lawyers say is their last hope for some measure of justice.
Nation Jan 31Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
At 49, Gorsuch is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in a quarter century.
Politics Jan 24AP Report: A look at Trump’s top choices for the Supreme Court
The leading contenders—who all have met with Trump—are William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman, all nominated by George W. Bush to their posts.
Politics Jan 20Trump will be sworn in by the chief justice he once called an ‘absolute disaster’
Will it matter that in the course of the campaign, Trump referred to Roberts as "an absolute disaster" and "disgraceful," mainly for Roberts' two votes in defense of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul?…
Nation Dec 06Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
Politics Dec 03Supreme Court to hear cases about use of race in redistricting
The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.
Politics Nov 30Why conflict of interest rules apply differently to the president
When it comes to ethics, not all government employees are regulated equally. What's a serious matter for a second-term congressman with a small business has no equivalent for a president with a multibillion-dollar empire.
Nation Nov 30Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants
A seemingly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday tried to figure out whether the government can detain immigrants indefinitely without providing hearings in which they could argue for their release.
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.