Tag Archives: Supreme Court

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

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

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 ...

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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 ...

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Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

United States Supreme Court Building

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 ...

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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 ...

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Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court

Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission December 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Craig and Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips refused to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony..Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press(Sipa via AP Images)

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 ...

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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 ...

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Piece of art or just dessert?

Duff Goldman, right, with his NASCAR cake. (Yes, the car is a cake.) MUST CREDIT: Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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