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Supreme Court: We'll Take Up Major Trump Case

A ruling could result in the quick release of Trump's personal financial information

(Newser) - The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank, and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign, the AP reports. Arguments will take place in late March, and the... More »

Supreme Court Lets Kentucky Abortion Law Stand

Justices reject challenge to rule requiring women be shown fetal images and have ultrasounds

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions, per the AP . The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union had... More »

Trump to SCOTUS: Void Financial Records Subpoena

President asks Supreme Court to void House subpoena

(Newser) - President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm, the AP reports. The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump's... More »

Supreme Court Hears First Big Gun-Rights Case in Nearly a Decade

It could lead to major expansion of gun rights

(Newser) - The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun case this big, Donald Trump was the host of The Apprentice—and not that many people had heard of Sandy Hook, Conn. The court, which now has a 5-4 conservative majority, is set to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol... More »

High Court Puts Hold on Trump Tax Returns

Stay will be effect until justices decide whether to take case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court kept a lower court ruling from taking effect Monday that would have allowed Congress to see President Trump's financial records, including tax returns. The justices were the last chance remaining for the president's lawyers, who had lost their arguments for not turning over the records... More »

Monday Brings Bad News for Adnan Syed

Murder case that was the subject of 'Serial' podcast won't be heard by Supreme Court

(Newser) - The highest court in the land has declined to hear Adnan Syed's murder case, but Syed's legal team says this isn't the end of the road for the subject of the Serial podcast, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for the 1999 murder of... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Hospitalized

The Supreme Court justice has been battling cancer

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after experiencing chills and fever, the AP reports. In a statement Saturday, the court’s public information office says Ginsburg was admitted Friday night to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The court says Ginsburg, 86, was initially evaluated at... More »

Supreme Court Has Bad News for Martin Shkreli

Justices won't hear appeal of Pharma Bro

(Newser) - The Supreme Court just squelched "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's best hope of avoiding the bulk of his seven-year sentence for securities fraud . The court on Monday rejected Shkreli's request that it hear his appeal, reports CNBC . The 36-year-old began serving his sentence in 2018 and now will... More »

Trump Takes Tax Return Fight With New York to the Top

President argues immunity, asks justices to take up case this term

(Newser) - Arguing that he's protected from criminal proceedings while in office, President Trump has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's order that he turn over financial records and tax returns to New York prosecutors. "We assert that the subpoena violates the US Constitution and therefore... More »

Court Looks Ready to Give Trump Wish on Immigrants

But we won't know fate of DACA for sure until the spring

(Newser) - It's a big day for Dreamers—the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects the immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. No... More »

Sandy Hook Families' Suit a Go After SCOTUS Decision

Supreme Court refuses to hear gun-maker Remington's appeal in complaint

(Newser) - Family members of the children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School are free to move forward with their lawsuit against gun-maker Remington . The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case, meaning a March ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court stands, per CNBC . In... More »

Supreme Court Takes Big Abortion Case

SCOTUS to consider law that could leave Louisiana with one abortion clinic

(Newser) - The Supreme Court will weigh in on abortion—specifically, a law that opponents say would effectively limit Louisiana to one abortion provider. The court said Friday that it would take up the law signed in 2014 requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30... More »

Defense Lawyers' Group to SCOTUS: Hear Serial Case

Adnan Syed is back in the news

(Newser) - The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has asked the Supreme Court to review the case of a Maryland man convicted of murder in a case chronicled on the podcast Serial . News outlets report the group filed an amicus brief regarding Adnan Syed, per the AP . The brief says Syed... More »

Kavanaugh Controversy Picks Up Steam

Both sides of the debate are convinced they're right

(Newser) - A new allegation of sexual impropriety emerged over the weekend about Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, but it's one of those cases where the story about the story is a thing unto itself. Where we're at: Democrats say the new allegation is cause to impeach Kavanaugh, but his... More »

NYT Accused of 'Journalistic Malpractice' in Kavanaugh Story

Key detail was left out, critics say

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh's allies—including the man who nominated him to the Supreme Court—are pushing back against the latest sexual misconduct allegations against him. John McCormack at the National Review calls a New York Times story adapted from an upcoming book by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly a "... More »

Dems Use Same Word Reacting to Kavanaugh Allegations

At least 4 are calling for his impeachment

(Newser) - Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college, the AP reports. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over... More »

Kavanaugh Accused of More Sex Misconduct

Upcoming book from 'NYT' reporters claims that justice thrust his penis at 2 Yale students

(Newser) - The New York Times has new allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it involves another female classmate, this one from his undergraduate days at Yale. Deborah Ramirez tells Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who have a forthcoming book titled The Education of Brett ... More »

Supreme Court: Trump Can Bar Asylum Seekers

Ruling allows nationwide enforcement of limits while legal challenge continues

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border.... More »

We Know Her as RBG. A Colleague Reveals a New Nickname

The woman Sonia Sotomayor calls the 'Steel Magnolia' says she feels 'very good' after radiation

(Newser) - Once again, Ruth Bader Ginsburg persevered after a medical scare , and the Supreme Court's oldest justice says it's her work on the bench that has kept her going. Per the Hill and AP , Ginsburg appeared Tuesday evening at a Clinton Foundation event in a packed Verizon Arena in... More »

Ginsburg Has Radiation Treatment for Tumor

Court says no other evidence of disease was found

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation treatment this month for a tumor on her pancreas. "The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," a Supreme Court statement said Friday. The issue was discovered in July, NPR reports, and a biopsy "... More »

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