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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

Politics 11/05/18, 11:15

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

U.S. 10/16/18, 15:45

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it ...

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