Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Religious-schools case heads to a Supreme Court skeptical of stark lines between church and state

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

KALISPELL, Mont. – It is a blessed time at Stillwater Christian School, where Scripture adorns the gymnasium wall, enrollment is climbing and Head of School Jeremy Marsh awaits the four new classrooms that will be built in the spring. It ...

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Supreme Court won’t review conviction of woman jailed for encouraging boyfriend to kill himself

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday said it will not review the manslaughter conviction of a Massachusetts teenager who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself. Michelle Carter was convicted in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. She ...

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Justices to hear Bridgegate scandal; case could affect future prosecution for public corruption

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether it should set aside the convictions of two former New Jersey officials found guilty of fraud in the “Bridgegate” case, and the decision could have broader implications for how ...

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Medical testing sector awaits Supreme Court clarity on patents

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Medical companies that develop tests to diagnose neurological disorders, heart disease risk and fetal abnormalities have been in legal limbo since a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that limited the patenting of such tests, finding they occurred in nature and were ...

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Tool used for searches at law firms may be at risk

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WASHINGTON – Last spring, more than a dozen federal agents spent six hours searching the law firm of a prominent Maryland attorney, sweeping up thousands of emails, files and other documents in a money laundering and obstruction investigation. A federal ...

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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. ...

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House asks Supreme Court not to delay access to Trump’s financial records, citing threat to 2020 elections

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Congress urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday not to delay House committees’ access to President Donald Trump’s financial records, saying the information could be crucial to investigating foreign involvement in American politics and legislative protections for ...

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Supreme Court won’t let Justice Department immediately resume federal executions after hiatus

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday refused to let the Justice Department immediately resume federal executions, denying the government’s request to bypass a lower-court ruling that the department likely exceeded its powers by adopting a new lethal injection protocol. ...

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Hundreds of lawyers share their own abortion stories with U.S. Supreme Court ahead of landmark case

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a new landmark abortion case, hundreds of lawyers and legal professionals who have had the procedure filed an amicus brief on Monday, in support of overturning a restrictive Louisiana law. The 368 ...

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Trump asks Supreme Court to review decision granting Congress access to his financial records

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – A lower-court ruling giving a congressional committee access to President Donald Trump’s financial records would usher in a new wave of political warfare in times of divided government, the president’s lawyers said in a brief filed Thursday. Warning ...

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