United States Supreme Court decisions

November 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal trial began Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The first witness — Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus — said there was considerable evidence that adding the question...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life." (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
October 23, 2018 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." The 88-year-old said doctors diagnosed her some time ago and that as her...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ross does not have to testify/give out-of-court testimony about his decision add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The order on Oct. 22, comes in lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states and big cities, among others, that challenge whether the citizenship question can be legally included. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 22, 2018 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed...
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File - In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, a legal immigrant reads a guide of the conditions needed to apply for the so-called 'DREAMers' Obama program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, CHIRLA offices in Los Angeles. The Trump administration says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a letter to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, that it wanted a ruling on President Barack Obama's DACA program by October 31. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 15, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court's actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens as retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, ceremonially swears-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Kavanaugh's wife Ashley watches, second from right with daughters Margaret, left, and Liza. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 08, 2018 - 11:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction." In a ceremony that could have been a...
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President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gives a 'thumbs-up' while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Trump was traveling from Washington enroute to Topeka, Kan., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Patrick Gentry
October 06, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is a "hundred percent" sure that the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school named the wrong person. Kavanaugh was...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 file photo, an American flag flies on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Christine Margaret Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed at a Maryland house party in the early 1980s and trying to take her clothes off, an allegation he denies. Her story has shaken up the battle over Kavanaugh's confirmation, and Senate Republicans are calling for a public hearing with both accuser and accused testifying. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 19, 2018 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,...
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September 18, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Dark money groups will be required to disclose the identities of some anonymous donors after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a lower court's ruling from taking effect. Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit Republican group at the center of the case, had asked the high court to put a...
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