Update: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

Politics 05/25/19, 19:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make significant headway on trade talks during his trip to Japan. Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts tweets that Trump called him Sunday morning in Tokyo and told him ...

A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:29

Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John Roberts may prefer a more incremental approach to reining in ...

In ‘FUCT’ fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

U.S. 04/15/19, 10:34

They managed not to say it.The Supreme Court's nine justices discussed a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand spelled F-U-C-T. But the justices got through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand's name.The case has to do with a portion of federal law that says ...

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:03

The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed. The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985. His lawyers say he ...

Ginsburg’s absence from Supreme Court not as long as others

Politics 02/13/19, 00:42

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a month of Supreme Court arguments as she recovers from lung cancer surgery. But she's not the first justice to be away for a while and her absence hardly compares with those of some of her predecessors. The day before the Supreme Court began its ...

Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court’s center

Politics 02/08/19, 17:35

Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court's other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Roberts didn't explain his decision late Thursday to join the court's four liberal justices. But it ...

Chief justice ‘back and forth’ on attending State of Union

U.S. 02/06/19, 17:02

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's gone "back and forth" on whether justices should attend the State of the Union address.  Roberts told some Belmont University law students and prominent lawyers Wednesday that the president's annual speech to Congress is an important civic ceremony. Roberts himself has attended ...

Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

U.S. 12/31/18, 20:57

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is using his annual report on the federal judiciary to highlight the steps the branch has taken to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace. In December 2017, Roberts asked that a working group be put together to examine the judiciary's workplace conduct policies. His request ...

Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

Politics 12/31/18, 00:13

The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually solicitous of each other in the courtroom since ...

Ethics complaints against Kavanaugh dismissed

Politics 12/18/18, 16:03

A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must be dismissed because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to Supreme Court justices. That's the outcome many ethics experts predicted once Kavanaugh took his Supreme ...

Update: Supreme Court delays arguments after Bush death

Politics 12/02/18, 16:42

The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Flowers and mementoes lay near a plaque honoring former President George H. W. Bush at a makeshift memorial across from Walker's Point, the Bush's summer home, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush died at ...

US to appeal judge’s order barring asylum restrictions

Politics 11/27/18, 19:37

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday said it would appeal a judge's order barring it from enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, after the president's attack on the judge prompted an extraordinary rebuke from the nation's chief justice. The Justice Department filed a ...

Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges

Politics 11/23/18, 00:06

Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded "some common sense" from America's judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of ...

No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

Politics 11/22/18, 09:40

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America's judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge." Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began ...

President Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

Politics 11/08/18, 12:08

President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday's brief courtroom ceremony.Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate ...

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