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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is counting on the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing the case before the once-powerful politician endures a second trial on corruption charges. Attorney Steven Molo notified the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside the U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called ...
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WASHINGTON — Accusations that a juror made racially biased statements about a defendant may require judges to break through the usual secrecy that surrounds jury deliberations, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. “A constitutional rule that racial bias in the justice system ...Read More »