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Supreme Court won’t hear New York juror information case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t get involved in a case in which a newspaper was kept from getting information about jurors hearing a high-profile New York murder trial. The case involved The Observer-Dispatch newspaper in Utica and the ...

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One of the most politically volatile terms in years tests John Roberts and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has a powerfully controversial docket for its term beginning Monday that will test Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.’s efforts to portray the institution as above the noisy and partisan battles of the moment. Two unknowns – whether ...

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A look at top cases for the Supreme Court’s new term

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of ...

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Chief Justice Roberts laments having to do Congress’ job

Interviewing Chief Justice John Roberts during an event at Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El on Monday night, Rabbi Mark Lipson offered a critique of the legislative and executive branches that counterbalance Roberts’ court. “Every time I attend a case, I walk away ...

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James Robertson, federal judge who took stand against warrantless surveillance, dies at 81

James Robertson, a federal judge who drew national attention for his ruling on the rights of a foreign detainee in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and his resignation from a judicial surveillance panel to protest warrantless federal wiretapping, ...

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Only one Supreme Court justice has been impeached: Old Bacon Face

Calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh came from at least four Democratic presidential candidates over the weekend as The New York Times revealed a third alleged incident of sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was a young man. If ...

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How a Kavanaugh impeachment might play out

WASHINGTON – One year ago, a bitterly divided Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court; the vote was 50 to 48. Now, as the Oct. 8 anniversary of his ...

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Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservatives decided Thursday that federal courts do not have a role to play in deciding whether partisan gerrymandering goes too far. The 5 -4 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of federal agency expertise on ambiguous regulations

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a long-standing precedent that says judges should generally defer to a federal agency’s expertise when ambiguous regulations are challenged. But the court’s conservatives, who have said that that gives too much power ...

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Supreme Court sides with apparel maker claiming First Amendment rights violated

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the federal government’s ban on registering “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks, saying it violates the First Amendment. “The most fundamental principle of free speech law is that the government can’t penalize or ...

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Supreme Court overturns murder conviction in case that raised questions of racial bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the most recent conviction of a Mississippi man who has been tried an extraordinary six times for a quadruple murder in 1996, finding that a zealous prosecutor once again had improperly ...

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