John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.
Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Trump’s steel tariffs
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to question President Donald Trump’s imposition of more than $4 billion in steel tariffs, turning away an appeal that challenged his use of national security as the legal justification for his trade agenda.Read More
Supreme Court overturns precedent, backs property-rights suits
Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court said Friday that property owners could go straight to a federal judge without first seeking compensation through state proceedings.Read More
Justices ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.
The justices said by a 5-4 vote on Thursday that claims of partisan gerrymandering do not belong in federal court.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on speech, handing a victory Monday to California fashion brand FUCT.
The Supreme Court ruled against a newspaper that was seeking to learn how much money goes annually to every store nationwide that participates in the government’s $65 billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called SNAP.
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered reconsideration of a $135,000 award against an Oregon bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in a case that revived a fractious debate over religious rights and equal treatment.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use an appeal by Intel Corp. to consider tightening the deadlines for lawsuits over the investments made by worker retirement plans.
The state’s largest abortion provider said it expects greater expenses for abortions because of the state law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wednesday’s 5-4 ruling is the latest in a line of Supreme Court decisions that have backed arbitration and helped companies avoid the prospect of costly class actions filed by workers and consumers.
The case has to do with a portion of federal law that says officials should not register trademarks that are “scandalous” or “immoral.” But the artist behind the brand argues that portion of law should be struck down as an unconstitutional restriction on speech.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the opinion in favor of Marion resident Tyson Timbs. Police seized his $40,000 Land Rover when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin.
Two residents with a home on Lake Michigan contended lakefront landowners should have the right to limit who uses the beaches abutting their properties.
The U.S. Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him.
Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.
The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the nation’s highest court could inflame the voting bases of both parties a month before pivotal congressional elections.
The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court, a decision that could swing the court rightward for a generation.
A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend.
Democrats complained that the FBI’s background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been far too limited, leaving out contact with crucial potential witnesses.
After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain as Republicans agreed to ask for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations.