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U.S. Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Stripping Citizenship

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Stripping Citizenship

All nine justices rejected the Trump administration’s stance that the government should be able to revoke citizenship of people for even minor misstatements in the citizenship application process.

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Supreme Court to Hear Gerrymandering Case

The high court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination but not based on one political party’s advantage.

U.S. Top Court Finds Law Banning Offensive Trademarks Unconstitutional

U.S. Top Court Finds Law Banning Offensive Trademarks Unconstitutional

The ruling likely paves the way for the Redskins to protect trademarks covering the team’s name.

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

The nation’s top court, which leans conservative after the confirmation of Trump’s appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch, could act as soon as this week on his administration’s request to reinstate the order.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Invalidates Gender Inequality in Citizenship Law

The law held men and women who have children abroad out of wedlock to different standards when trying to confer citizenship to their children.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Revive Muslim Ban

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Revive Muslim Ban

The nine justices are set to weigh whether Trump’s harsh election campaign rhetoric can be used as evidence that the order was intended to discriminate against Muslims.

Liberals Urge Supreme Court Conservative Kennedy to Stay

Liberals Urge Supreme Court Conservative Kennedy to Stay

If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to retire, President Trump would have a historic opportunity to recast the court in a more conservative posture, possibly for decades to come.

Trump Muslim Ban Fight Heads Toward Supreme Court Showdown

Trump Muslim Ban Fight Heads Toward Supreme Court Showdown

The fate of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court.

N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

The ruling is expected to largely impact future court cases, particularly in the South.

Supreme Court Rejects Revival of Voter Suppression Law in N.C.

Supreme Court Rejects Revival of Voter Suppression Law in N.C.

The Supreme Court rejected a Republican bid to revive a law that intentionally aimed to suppress Black voter turnout.

U.S. Top Court Says Cities Can Sue Over Predatory Lending But Sets Bar High

U.S. Top Court Says Cities Can Sue Over Predatory Lending But Sets Bar High

Miami accused banks of a decade of lending discrimination in its residential housing market.

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban Challenge

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban Challenge

Ban is constitutional and does not impinge upon free exercise of religion, justices say.

U.S. Chief Justice Alarmed at Trump Administration Immigration Case Stance

U.S. Chief Justice Alarmed at Trump Administration Immigration Case Stance

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts seemed particularly concerned that the government was asserting it could revoke citizenship through criminal prosecution for trivial lies or omissions.

Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

The nine-member court’s other conservatives, including Donald Trump’s newly seated appointee Neil Gorsuch, appeared more likely to vote against James McWilliams.

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Religious Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Religious Rights

New Justice Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record indicates he could tip the court toward siding with a church in an important Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

U.S. Top Court Leaves Intact Ruling Against Central America Asylum Seekers

Lead plaintiff Rosa Castro fled El Salvador to escape years of rape, beatings and emotional abuse by the father of her son, who was 6 years old when they arrived in the United States in 2015.

Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

Three justices are currently 78 or older, with Justice Anthony Kennedy pondering a possible retirement, according to his former clerks.

Trump’s Pick Gorsuch Sworn In, Restoring Top Court’s Conservative Tilt

Trump’s Pick Gorsuch Sworn In, Restoring Top Court’s Conservative Tilt

With Gorsuch aboard, the court has five conservative justices and four liberals.

Supreme Court Nominee to Face Confirmation Hearing April 7: Senate Leader

Supreme Court Nominee to Face Confirmation Hearing April 7: Senate Leader

So far, about 26 of the 48 Democratic senators have publicly announced opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch.

U.S. Justices Reject Gorsuch in Win for Student with Disability

U.S. Justices Reject Gorsuch in Win for Student with Disability

The Supreme Court ruled that public schools must offer students with disabilities a special educational program sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

The ruling will give President Donald Trump and future presidents less flexibility in filling jobs that require Senate confirmation.

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

“I’m deeply disappointed that it’s under these circumstances that we begin our hearings.”

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Face Senators in Marathon Hearing

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Face Senators in Marathon Hearing

If Neil Gorsuch is approved by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court.

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."