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Politics Apr 22Supreme Court to hear LGBT job discrimination cases
The justices will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation.
Politics Mar 23Battle over Mueller report to be pressed by Democrats
Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it…
Politics Mar 19Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection
This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether Curtis Flowers' conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury.
Politics Feb 20Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.
Nation Feb 15Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship
The justices agreed Friday to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has so far blocked the Trump administration from adding the citizenship question to the census for the first time since 1950.
Politics Feb 13Justice Ginsburg illness casts spotlight on long-term court absences
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a month of Supreme Court arguments as she recovers from lung cancer surgery. But she's not the first justice to be away for a while and her absence hardly compares with those of some…
Politics Feb 05Justice Ginsburg makes first public appearance since surgery
The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice attended a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House.
Nation Jan 22Supreme Court to take up first gun rights case in 9 years
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
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.