SCOTUS

  • SCOTUS Mar 5

    Supreme Court Adoption Case Could Have Broad Nondiscrimination Impact

    A lawsuit that pits religious freedom against gay rights — and has been percolating through the court system and national news for two years — is officially on the Supreme Court’s docket, NBC News reports.

  • CBP Dec 19, 2019

    Lawyers Say Border Agents Keep Writing False Addresses on Migrant Papers

    Lawyers representing migrants seeking asylum at the border say U.S. border agents are systematically writing the same wrong address on the migrants’ papers, leaving hundreds with no way to receive communications from the U.S. government about their cases, and undermining their ability to win asylum in the U.S, NBC News reports.

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2019

    Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute Over Subpoenas for Trump Records

    The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. The justices’ decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump’s banks and accounting firm means the court is likely to issue final rulings in June, amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.

  • Supreme Court Dec 7, 2019

    Supreme Court Keeps Federal Executions on Hold

    The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration’s plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who have been given execution dates. The first of those had been scheduled for Monday, with a second set for Friday. Two more inmates...

  • Trump Tax Returns Dec 6, 2019

    Supreme Court Temporarily Shields Trump Bank Records

    The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily shielded the bank records of President Donald Trump and three of his children from House Democrats. In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One at least until Dec. 13. The justices are scheduled to discuss at least one and maybe two…

  • Supreme Court Oct 18, 2018

    ‘Bring Your Rage’: Witches Plan Hex on Kavanaugh in Brooklyn This Weekend

    For all those who are still angered by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, modern day witches plans to hold a public hex on the newly appointed associate justice in Brooklyn this weekend.

  • Jun 27, 2018

    Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a chance to cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court. The White House has released a list of potential nominees to replace Kennedy, but the President is reportedly considering four top picks. The White House will announce the nominee on July 9 in a broadcast at…

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 20, 2017

    Gorsuch: Judicial Decisions ‘Not About Politics’

    Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch eschewed the idea of politics being a major driving force in his former judicial decisions, in a possible attempt to distance himself from the political controversies that surround President Donald Trump and Congress. He said decisions made on the bench are “not about politics.”

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 20, 2017

    Feinstein ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Garland SCOTUS Snub

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, started Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court with a reference to the snub of Obama nominee Merrick Garland, before listing issues the Supreme Court could influence with the appointment of Gorsuch to the vacant seat.

  • senate Oct 3, 2016

    SCOTUS: No Rehearing for Obama Immigration Policy

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to rehear a case concerning its executive actions on President Obama’s immigration policy, NBC News reported. Unable to reach a decision in June, the justices tied 4-4, leaving a lower court order intact that blocked the immigration plan from going into effect. Obama’s immigration programs would shield more than four million...

  • Supreme Court Mar 23, 2016

    Supreme Court Vacancy Complicates Debate Over Obamacare, Birth Control

    The Supreme Court’s ability to function as a body without Justice Antonin Scalia will get another big test when the court convenes Wednesday in the battle pitting religious freedom and birth control, NBC News reported....
    The current eight-judge panel is set to hear its fourth Obamacare-related case, this time involving religiously affiliated nonprofits that are challenging a government provision requiring employers...

  • Arizona Jun 29, 2015

    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Drug Implicated in Botched Executions

    The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. The justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment...

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