SEATTLE — A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration’s action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...Read More »
Sometimes the most important stuff in Supreme Court opinions is hidden in the footnotes. In Monday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutionally influenced by race, the majority buried a doozy, a potentially powerful new ...Read More »
A federal judge has refused to declare that land now owned by the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca County does not constitute a reservation, which prevents the county from collecting property taxes. The Cayugas have refused to pay taxes on ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — As one justice settles into his new job at the Supreme Court, is another about to leave? Eighty-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy is so far refusing to comment on speculation that he may soon retire after 29 years on ...Read More »
Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch cast his first consequential vote Thursday night, siding with the court’s other four conservatives in denying a stay request from Arkansas death-row inmates facing execution. Hours later, the state executed one of the men, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to a Missouri church that claimed its exclusion from a state playground improvement program was a violation of constitutional rights. Even some of the court’s liberal justices were concerned that the ...
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that the federal government does not have the wide power it claims in pursuing the ill-gotten profits of fraudulent behavior. Justices across the board were at least skeptical of the Securities and Exchange ...Read More »