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Trump Makes Unusual Demand of 2 Justices

President wants Sotomayor, Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any cases related to him

(Newser) - President Trump is taking public aim at two liberal members of the Supreme Court—Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But the president says he's only responding to what he perceives as bias against him from the two of them. Coverage:
  • The tweet: Trump first unloaded in a Monday
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Big Case for Famous Trail Hits the Supreme Court

Justices to rule on whether an oil pipeline can cross the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

(Newser) - Arguments in a big environmental case were being heard at the Supreme Court on Monday, a dispute that pits builders of an oil pipeline versus supporters of the Appalachian Trail. We won't get a decision for months, but the ruling has the potential to snarl not just the construction... More »

SCOTUS Will Allow Trump's Green Card Rule

Reverses a previous ruling that put a hold on the policy

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents, the AP reports. The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits... More »

Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track ObamaCare Review

Trump, red states had asked the high court to decline Democrats' request, and it did

(Newser) - The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election, the AP reports. The court denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the... More »

Supreme Court Case Could Boost Religious Schooling

It's rooted in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program

(Newser) - A Supreme Court that seems favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states, the AP reports. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program... More »

Roberts Makes a Federal Case of 'OK, Boomer'

Chief justice used the phrase in a question during arguments

(Newser) - In case you're wondering whether the phrase "OK, boomer" is over yet, the chief justice of the United States has used it in a sentence. John Roberts worked it into oral arguments in an age discrimination case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Vice reports. "Let's... More »

Notorious RBG Is Now Cancer-Free

She says treatment for growth in pancreas was successful

(Newser) - Good news for fans of the Notorious RBG, and anybody else concerned about the direction of the Supreme Court under President Trump: Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is now cancer-free. The 86-year-old, who is one of the court's four liberal justices, told CNN this week that treatment for a... More »

20 States Ask Supreme Court to Rule Quickly on ObamaCare

House, Democratic attorneys general request a decision before the elections

(Newser) - A group of states whose governments are run by Democrats has joined the House in asking the Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit seeking to cancel ObamaCare immediately. The Democrats want the case decided before the elections in November, which would mean the court would have to issue a... More »

Roberts Warns of Disinformation Spreading Online

Chief justice said lack of civics education is a problem

(Newser) - As false information and rumor spread instantly online, John Roberts said, it's even more important that Americans understand how their government works. But civics education has "fallen by the wayside," the chief justice said in his annual report on the federal judiciary, and Americans "have come... More »

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 »

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