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High court worries government may abuse power to revoke naturalization

Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that he had grave worries about “prosecutorial abuse” if even a minor lie in the application process means the government can later strip a naturalized immigrant of her citizenship. As the issues of immigration ...

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High court won’t hear appeal over CIA torture report

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal seeking to force the CIA to release the full 2014 Senate report about the agency’s use of harsh interrogation tactics. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling ...

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Gorsuch casts death-penalty vote in one of his first Supreme Court cases

Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch cast his first consequential vote Thursday night, siding with the court’s other four conservatives in denying a stay request from Arkansas death-row inmates facing execution. Hours later, the state executed one of the men, ...

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Justices express sympathy with Missouri church at Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to a Missouri church that claimed its exclusion from a state playground improvement program was a violation of constitutional rights. Even some of the court’s liberal justices were concerned that the ...

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Supreme Court skeptical about SEC’s powers of ‘disgorgement’

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that the federal government does not have the wide power it claims in pursuing the ill-gotten profits of fraudulent behavior. Justices across the board were at least skeptical of the Securities and Exchange ...

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Partisan battles pose ‘real danger’ for Supreme Court, chief justice says

TROY — Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday that the Supreme Court has gone about its work in a “completely nonpartisan way” since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but that the bitter political battle waged over confirming Scalia’s replacement ...

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Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court

President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch during a re-enactment in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017. Holding the bible is Gorsuch's wife Marie Louise Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony on Monday as a jurist who will rule “not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of ...

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Commentary: Justices can be great again after filibuster’s end

After the nuclear option, what’s next? There really are only two choices to react to the Republican decision to eliminate the Senate filibuster permanently for Supreme Court nominations: mourning or celebration. So for the record, let me begin by saying ...

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