Supreme courts

President’s power to can independent agency heads faces test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to tell President Donald Trump whether he has more power to use a favorite ...
12:49 1 March 2022

Trump says 2 justices should sit out cases, but they decide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A month before the Supreme Court takes up cases over his tax returns and financial records, President ...
20:30 25 February 2022

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen’s family

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a 5-4 ruling, closed the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican ...
16:01 25 February 2022

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banne...
14:33 25 February 2022

Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a ...
19:57 24 February 2022

Thomas criticizes a previous high court opinion -- his own

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas has made no secret of his dislike of past Supreme Court decisions written by o...
17:36 24 February 2022

Ginsburg to present award named for her to philanthropist

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg usually is on the receiving end of awards, but she'll be handing out one in her name next week ...
20:18 6 February 2022

Gavel time: Will chief justice expand his impeachment role?

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is the picture of judicial modesty at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, wearing his unadorned black ...
21:44 30 January 2022

Democratic AGs sue to force US to adopt ERA in Constitution

RICHMOND, Va. — Three Democratic state attorneys general sued a U.S. government official Thursday, seeking to force him to recognize Virginia’s recent...
21:11 30 January 2022

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident sta...
20:25 27 January 2022

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

RICHMOND, Va. — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the...
14:25 26 January 2022

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court doesn't have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate's.
18:15 24 January 2022

Legal confusion deepens in Poland in new challenge for EU

WARSAW, Poland — Legal confusion has deepened dramatically in Poland, with the government and the country’s high court judges on a collision course ov...
15:07 24 January 2022

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program that could make it easie...
16:53 22 January 2022

Battle for India’s new citizenship law moves to top court

NEW DELHI — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nat...
7:59 22 January 2022

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

Anti-abortion activists gather this week in Washington for their annual March for Life, eager to cheer on a continuing wave of federal and state abort...
19:24 21 January 2022

Supreme Court won’t take case prompted by Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
15:05 21 January 2022

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

PORTLAND, Maine — Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying ...
11:00 21 January 2022

Reporters getting 1st taste of impeachment restrictions

WASHINGTON — The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has barely started and already journalists are getting a glimpse of how hard it will be c...
22:40 16 January 2022

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to ...
21:31 16 January 2022

John Roberts likely to play modest role in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to play a modest role when he presides over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, ...
16:07 16 January 2022

‘OK, Boomer’ makes a Supreme Court appearance in age case

WASHINGTON — “OK, Boomer" made its first appearance in the Supreme Court Wednesday, invoked by baby boomer Chief Justice John Roberts 12 days before h...
18:24 15 January 2022

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

HOUSTON — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feare...
5:50 15 January 2022

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

WASHINGTON — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves.
5:18 15 January 2022

Judges from across Europe march to defend Polish peers

WARSAW, Poland — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidari...
17:53 11 January 2022

India’s top court orders review of all curbs in Kashmir

NEW DELHI — India’s top court on Friday ordered the government to review all restrictions, including suspension of internet service, in Indian-control...
6:19 10 January 2022

Fred Graham, pioneering legal affairs journalist, dies at 88

WASHINGTON — Fred P. Graham, who covered the Supreme Court and momentous legal affairs of his era for The New York Times, CBS News and Court TV, has d...
13:26 30 December 2022

Roberts will tap his inner umpire in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — America's last prolonged look at Chief Justice John Roberts came 14 years ago, when he told senators during his Supreme Court confirmatio...
22:32 23 December 2021

Son of Russian spies relieved to keep Canadian citizenship

TORONTO — The son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States said Friday that he wants a future in Canada aft...
23:34 20 December 2021

Activists cheer victory in landmark Dutch climate case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — In a ruling hailed as an “immense victory for climate justice,” the Netherlands' top court ruled Friday in favor of activists...
13:05 20 December 2021