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Dec 5, 2022

SCOTUS declines to hear Ontario County case

The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to hear an appeal of two Ontario County tax foreclosure cases, which is expected to have long-term impacts on homeowners facing foreclosure in the future.

Feb 24, 2022

Supreme Court questions New York prison policy

The Supreme Court of the United States has denied certiorari in a case that challenged a New York state policy that leads to extrajudicial incarceration, but raised questions about its propriety. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case after the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling. In New York […]

Apr 30, 2020

Court TV and C-SPAN to air live audio of SCOTUS arguments

Americans will have a chance to hear live oral arguments before the Supreme Court if the United States when Court TV and C-SPAN air live audio of cases beginning at 10 a.m., Monday (May 4). Normally, oral arguments are open to the public with limited seating. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the court is […]

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Jan 21, 2020

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

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 is a place that embraces the beliefs that sinners avoid eternal condemnation only through Jesus […]

Jan 14, 2020

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

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 was 17 at the time. Carter had asked the Supreme Court to vacate the conviction […]

Jan 14, 2020

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

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 federal prosecutors pursue allegations of public corruption. The two ex-officials and political allies to former […]

Jan 10, 2020

Medical testing sector awaits Supreme Court clarity on patents

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 not invented. The high court may signal as soon as Friday whether it will revisit […]

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Jan 10, 2020

Tool used for searches at law firms may be at risk

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 appeals court panel subsequently declared the government’s review of the seized material invalid in a […]

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Jan 10, 2020

Stakes high as US Supreme Court weighs ‘Bridgegate’ case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) —  “This is not going to end well.” Those words spoken by a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official in the summer of 2013 could hardly have been more prophetic. The plot to create gridlock near the busy George Washington Bridge that September to punish a mayor for not […]

Dec 16, 2019

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

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. Arguments will take place in late March, and the justices are poised to issue decisions […]

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Dec 12, 2019

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

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 next year’s elections. “Nothing is more urgent than efforts to guard against foreign influence in [&[...]

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Dec 9, 2019

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

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. The order denying the stay will allow a federal appeals court to review the ruling […]

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