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Nation Sep 16A look at the revived allegations against Justice Kavanaugh
A new claim of decades-old sexual impropriety by Justice Brett Kavanaugh is rekindling the controversy that nearly derailed his confirmation to the Supreme Court last year. The allegation was unearthed by two New York Times reporters in their research for…
Nation Jul 16Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99
Stevens served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal.
Nation Jul 04Trump says officials are working holiday to resolve census dispute
Trump hopes to find a way to have the 2020 census include a citizenship question even though the government has begun the process of printing the questionnaire without it.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court forbids citizenship question on 2020 census
The Supreme Court says the Trump administration's explanation for wanting to add the question was "more of a distraction" than an explanation.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in policing partisan gerrymandering
In a decision that could reshape U.S. politics, the Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in policing partisan redistricting.
Nation Jun 21Supreme Court throws out murder conviction of black inmate
The court's 7-2 decision says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights of inmate Curtis Flowers.
Nation Jun 17Supreme Court sends same-sex wedding cake dispute back to lower court
The justices ordered state judges to take a new look at the case involving a lesbian couple and the owners of a now-closed bakery in the Portland area.
Politics May 31Lawyers say documents show census was changed to give Republicans an edge
The lawyers allege that a longtime Republican gerrymandering guru, played a key role in pushing the Trump administration to include a citizenship question on the census.
Politics May 28Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on disposal of fetal remains
The court split 7-2 to uphold an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains.
Nation May 13Supreme Court rules a state can’t be sued in another state’s courts
The decision overrules a 40-year precedent and perhaps foreshadows an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.