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Differences between Trump, Obama administrations at heart of Supreme Court cases

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WASHINGTON – Differences between the Trump administration and the Obama administration are not difficult to find, but they will be front and center in the most important cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this fall. One is obvious: President Donald ...

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Do protections for people with disabilities apply online? Domino’s asks high court.

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Domino’s sells more than 2.5 million pizzas every day, and the company says it offers at least 15 ways to order one. But Guillermo Robles, who is blind, said neither the company’s website nor its mobile app allowed him to ...

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Analysis: Why the Supreme Court’s split decisions may not mean what you think

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The Supreme Court issued two long-awaited decisions Thursday morning involving how the government counts people and draws legislative districts around them. And for both major political parties, there was something to cheer and to jeer – loudly. Democrats and liberal ...

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Divided Supreme Court strikes down gun law provision, rules against newspaper

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck a section of a 1980s law that allows prosecutors to seek stiffer penalties for certain violent crimes involving firearms, finding that the provision does not give clear “fair warning” to would-be offenders. ...

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Supreme Court’s liberals and conservatives clash again over retaining precedent

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s liberal and conservative members clashed again Friday on respecting the court’s precedents, this time about when a property owner aggrieved by a local government’s restriction on her land can go to federal court. The issue ...

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Supreme Court reaffirms precedent that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same offense

Seated from left, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing behind from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch pose for a portrait in the east conference room of the building of the Supreme Court. CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed the long-established precedent that allows both state and federal authorities to prosecute a person for the same offense, a ruling that has implications for President Donald Trump’s pardon powers. The 7-2 ruling ...

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Supreme Court passes on new case involving baker who refused to make wedding cake

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday passed up the chance to decide whether a baker’s religious objections to same-sex marriage means she can refuse to create a wedding cake for a gay couple when state law prohibits discrimination based ...

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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Virginia’s House Republicans did not have the legal right to challenge a decision that some of Virginia’s legislative districts were racially gerrymandered, which means fall elections will take place in districts more ...

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Expletive yelled at police is free speech, not grounds for arrest, Supreme Court rules

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WASHINGTON – The mere act of yelling an expletive at a police officer is constitutionally protected speech and not grounds for arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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