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Aug 12, 2019

New York eased gun law hoping Supreme Court would drop Second Amendment case – but that hasn’t happened yet

As the nation renews debate over gun control, the Supreme Court must decide whether to press ahead with a Second Amendment case it has accepted for the coming term, its first in a decade. Gun-control groups operate under a no-news-is-good-news approach to the Supreme Court, leery of giving what they view as a strengthened conservative […]

Mar 28, 2018

Supreme Court seems uncertain about partisan redistricting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how and whether to address the issue of drawing electoral districts for partisan advantage. Their decision could affect how elections are conducted around the country. The justices seemed to be struggling Wednesday with an appeal by Republican voters in Maryland who object to a congressional district that […]

Mar 27, 2018

Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. The arguments justices will hear Wednesday in the second case, a Republican challenge to a Democratic-leaning congressional district in […]

Mar 27, 2018

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

TOPEKA, Kan. — When she was a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools. A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court followed, striking […]

Feb 20, 2018

Thomas dissents from Supreme Court decision not to review Calif. gun law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a request from gun rights activists to examine California’s 10-day waiting period for firearm sales, prompting Justice Clarence Thomas to say his colleagues are turning the Second Amendment into a “disfavored right.” Thomas was alone among the justices to note his dissent from the court’s refusal […]

Jan 8, 2018

Ohio voter challenges election roll purge in Supreme Court clash

Larry Harmon got a surprise when he went to his Kent, Ohio, polling place for a 2015 local election: He was no longer registered and couldn’t vote. Election officials removed him from the rolls because he hadn’t voted since 2008 and didn’t respond to the notice they say they sent in 2011. The lawsuit he […]

Dec 5, 2017

Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the gay couple’s dignity. Kennedy, the author of all the court’s major gay-rights cases, worried early in […]

Dec 4, 2017

Baker’s case a question of religious rights or illegal discrimination

WASHINGTON — Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, the justices will consider this week whether it also protects business owners with religious objections from providing wedding services to these couples. Religious liberty or a license to discriminate? That is how […]

Dec 1, 2017

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule decision on DACA documents

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to overrule a lower court’s decision that officials turn over internal documents that led to the decision to rescind the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier this month agreed with […]

Nov 30, 2017

Piece of art or just dessert?

Duff Goldman knows cake art. Since launching Charm City Cakes in 2002, the “Ace of Cakes” star has sold tens of thousands of fantastical, towering tiers of goodness: President Barack Obama’s 2012 inauguration cake, a Hogwarts Harry Potter cake, a pair of Smurf cakes, even a life-size NASCAR cake. By any conventional standard, Goldman is […]

Nov 29, 2017

Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection of their cellphone information. The justices heard 80 minutes of arguments in a case at the intersection of privacy and technology. Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices indicated they could […]

Nov 27, 2017

Will Supreme Court open dam on legalized sports betting?

LAS VEGAS — Twelve television screens in Jay Kornegay’s office just off the casino floor are filled with NFL action. His cellphone is blowing up. His inbox blinks with new emails. Twitter won’t stop chirping. But only one thing can prompt him to stop what he’s doing and look up: a loud cheer from the […]

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