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

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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Supreme Court seems skeptical that Superfund landowners can seek more extensive cleanup than EPA approves

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed to suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency must make the ultimate decisions on cleaning up toxic waste sites, and that landowners’ attempts to use state courts to get additional compensation from companies ...

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Appeals court rejects Justice Department request to let federal executions proceed

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it resume federal executions next week by “setting aside” a district court’s injunction blocking it from carrying out lethal injections as planned. This request, which came ...

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Supreme Court lawyer joins Washington firm

WASHINGTON – Longtime deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben, who has argued 105 cases before the Supreme Court and left the Justice Department after serving as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation team, is joining the Washington office of O’Melveny ...

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As Trump cases arrive, Supreme Court’s desire to be seen as neutral arbiter will be tested

WASHINGTON – The legal cases concerning President Donald Trump, his finances and his separation-of-powers disputes with Congress are moving like a brush fire to the Supreme Court, and together provide both potential and challenge for the Roberts court in its ...

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital, ‘doing well’ at home, court says

After being hospitalized Friday night with chills and a fever, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released Sunday and is at home “doing well,” according to a short statement from the Supreme Court. The court provided no additional details. It announced ...

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Race discrimination standards hang in the balance as Supreme Court takes up Comcast suit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that pits a black media mogul against Comcast, accusing the cable giant of violating Reconstruction-era protections against racial bias. Byron Allen filed his $20 billion lawsuit under ...

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Court’s conservatives seem to back Trump on immigration

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them from deportation. There did not appear to be ...

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Supreme Court allows families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to sue gunmaker Remington

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal from the gun industry intended to block a lawsuit from families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. The decision lets stand a groundbreaking ruling from the Connecticut ...

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Trump administration tells Supreme Court it ‘owns’ termination of DACA program

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration told the Supreme Court Tuesday that it has decided that the program that shields from deportation young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children should end regardless of its legality, and there would ...

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