A divided Supreme Court cleared the way for the first federal executions since 2003, issuing orders shortly after 2 a.m. that rejected inmate claims that using pentobarbital for lethal injections would be unconstitutional.
Oklahoma state officials and business groups reacted cautiously to a Supreme Court ruling that declared a swath of the state to be part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation, as the implications for criminal cases, taxes and regulation...
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law restricting abortions, ruling by a 5-4 vote that it was identical to a Texas law requiring providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges that the justices invalidated in 2016.
The Supreme Court ruled that bedrock federal civil rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity, a decision that cements new nationwide protections for LGBT employees.
The Trump administration is nearing a deal with Sudan to resolve claims over al Qaeda’s 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, helping clear the way to remove Khartoum’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
The Supreme Court sided with victims of al Qaeda’s 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa, ruling that they were eligible for punitive damages from Sudan, which was found to have assisted the terror organization.
The high court rejected an inmate request to reinstate special precautions against the coronavirus that a federal judge had ordered for a Texas prison, siding with state officials who argued they had taken adequate measures.
The case is the latest in a series of long-running legal fights over moral and religious exemptions to a requirement stemming from the Affordable Care Act that employers include contraception coverage with no out-of-pocket costs.
Hearing arguments by teleconference and letting the public listen in live for the first time, the Supreme Court will spend the next two weeks taking on 10 cases including a dispute over President Trump’s financial records.
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The Supreme Court rejected pleas from liberal-leaning states and local governments to block a Trump administration policy that penalizes immigrants for seeking public benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Supreme Court, breaking with tradition because of the coronavirus pandemic, will hear oral arguments by teleconference in May, including in cases about the potential disclosure of President Trump’s financial records.
A decadelong battle over the quasi-independence of a U.S. consumer-finance regulator lands at the Supreme Court this week, in a case that could have broad consequences for the structure of the federal government.