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Politics Jan 04Supreme Court says it will consider partisan gerrymandering again
The justices said Friday they will hear arguments in disputes that have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland. The decision could produce the first limits on partisan politics in…
Nation Dec 17A federal judge ruled against Obamacare. What happens now?
If upheld, the ruling would impact well beyond the more than 20 million people who are directly covered through the Obama health law.
Nation Dec 11Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban
Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in response to caravans of migrants that were approaching the border.
Politics Dec 05Supreme Court takes up closely watched double jeopardy case
The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Politics Nov 28Supreme Court poised to limit police power to seize property
The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested…
Nation Nov 27A case of murder and Native control of lands could have broad implications, justices suggest
Some justices said they fear a ruling for the Muscogee Creek Nation could have big consequences for criminal cases, but also tax and other regulatory issues on more than 3 million acres of Creek Nation territory, including most of Tulsa,…
Economy Nov 26Supreme Court hears Apple monopoly case on App Store pricing
Apple customers say the company has unfairly monopolized the market for iPhone apps, which leads to higher prices.
Politics Nov 23Trump administration asks Supreme Court to hear transgender military case
The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military.
Politics Nov 21Chief Justice John Roberts pushes back on President Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge’
The pre-Thanksgiving dustup was the first time that Roberts, the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary, has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has several times blasted federal judges who have ruled against him.
Nation Oct 10Chief Justice Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh ethics complaints
The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings.