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US Supreme Court declines to block Trump border wall construction

August 01, 2020 3:09 pm

The vote was on ideological lines, with five conservatives in the majority and four liberals in dissent. The court last July had previously allowed the funds to be allocated, granting an emergency request filed by the Trump administration.

Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes

July 09, 2020 8:11 pm

The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trumps tax records

July 09, 2020 6:00 pm

The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records the president has fought hard to keep private.

Explained: In US top court, is it legal to fire someone for being gay?

September 28, 2019 11:30 pm

The US Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. The Supreme Court will now decide if "sex" can be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity choices.

John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lion

July 17, 2019 8:30 am

Stevens, who died Tuesday at age 99 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, served longer than all but two justices and was the second-oldest after Oliver Wendell Holmes in the court's nearly 230 years.

How Gujarat fishermen won US top court ruling against global funding agency

April 10, 2019 7:07 am

The case, which now goes back to a US district court, relates to alleged pollution caused by a Gujarat-based power plant partly funded by IFC.

US Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

February 16, 2019 8:23 am

Time is of the essence in the case, as the official census forms are due to be printed in the coming months.

Justice Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous growths

December 22, 2018 2:46 pm

Doctors found "no evidence of any remaining disease" and scans taken before the surgery showed no cancerous growths elsewhere in her body, the court said in a statement . No additional treatment is currently planned, it said.

Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

October 19, 2018 12:21 pm

The Trump administration ended DACA in September 2017 and wants the 9th Circuit to overturn a district court judge's ruling in January that required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue the program for existing enrollees.

Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh clears way for Tennessee execution

October 12, 2018 11:47 am

Edmund Zagorski had been set to be executed on Thursday but a few hours before the SC's decision Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted a 10-day reprieve to allow the case to wind itself through the courts and to consider the inmate's request to be put to death by electrocution.