The outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to keep his financial records private.
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
The court said separation of church and state means that religious groups must be allowed to hire and fire individuals who serve as teachers or messengers of their faith without court interference.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that employers and universities are allowed to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement to provide contraceptive care because of religious or moral objections.
Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court, saying states may punish or replace electors who will not abide by the popular vote.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission can seek to recover the money through a process called disgorgement.
The justices rejected administration arguments that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The program covers people who have been in the United States since they were children and are in the country illegally.
The high court had initially postponed arguments in 20 cases scheduled for March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the justices ultimately decided to hear 10 cases by phone over six days this month.
Insurers are entitled to the money under a provision of the “Obamacare” health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law, the Supreme Court said by an 8-1 vote.
The justices last met in public on March 9. They have since issued opinions on the court’s website.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing new “wealth test” rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States because they have used or might use public-assistance programs.
Without comment or noted dissent, the court turned down a petition from Boise, Idaho, whose law against camping and sleeping on sidewalks was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as a violation of the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc. is among the organizations that have petitioned the courts in opposition to the ultrasound law.
The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.
An Indiana man who had his $40,000 Land Rover seized after a small-time drug deal isn’t getting it back yet, even though the U.S. Supreme Court sided with him for a key ruling on excessive criminal fines earlier this year.
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.
Justices ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.