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"Hazing" rituals await Supreme Court's "junior justice" Neil Gorsuch

As the newest Supreme Court justice he will be called on to open doors and sit on the cafeteria committee.

GOP pushes two top Cabinet picks through to full Senate

Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote.

Obama loses Merrick Garland battle — but reshapes federal courts for decades to come

President Obama has reshaped the federal courts for decades to come with a record number of women and minorities appointed to lifetime judgeships, despite losing his high-profile battle over the U.S. Supreme Court this year.

Who is Diane Sykes, one of Trump’s possible Supreme Court nominees?

Sykes wrote an opinion that ruled for employers in the fight over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.

Who is William “Bill” Pryor, one of Trump’s possible Supreme Court nominees?

Pryor is well known for the issue over a Ten Commandments monument in Alabama.

Justice Dept. to have fewer election monitors than in 2012

The Justice Department has tasked 200 fewer monitors to watch more jurisdictions on Election Day this year than in 2012, despite increased concern over voter intimidation and vigilante poll watchers.

Voting-Rights Decisions in Arizona, New Jersey Favor Republicans

The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday restored a Republican-supported Arizona law that makes it a crime for get-out-the-vote operatives to collect and deliver completed absentee ballots.

U.S. justices sympathetic to girl suing school over service dog

The Supreme Court appears sympathetic to a 12-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wants to sue school officials for refusing to let her bring a service dog to class.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule in landmark transgender rights case

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a transgender rights case in which a Virginia public school district is fighting to prevent a transgender student from using the boys' bathroom.

Hillary Clinton said Heller gun-rights case was about toddlers

During Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton defended her disagreement with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on gun rights by saying it was about keeping toddlers from gaining access to firearms.

Florida’s Top Court Rules Unanimous Jury Needed for Death Penalty

Florida’s top court struck down part of the state’s capital-punishment law by ruling that only a unanimous jury may recommend a death sentence, bringing the state in line with most of the country.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg backtracks on Kaepernick: 'My comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh'

Ginsburg said her comments on Colin Kaepernick were "inappropriately dismissive and harsh" and said she should've declined to respond.

Here's what police would do if they want to take your urine by force

Courts in the U.S. have not ruled on the controversial practice of police forcefully extracting DNA evidence from suspects.

Supreme Court rejects Redskins’ trademark appeal case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by the Washington Redskins to challenge a lower court ruling that cancelled the team’s trademarks on the grounds their name is offensive to Native Americans.

Bob McDonnell: Feds to drop charges against former Va. governor

Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

A judge is making Citizens United disclose donor information

Citizens United won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court that allowed super PACs, or nonprofits to take unlimited contributions and spend independently to sway...

Alabama judicial court weighs ousting chief justice who defied ruling to allow gay marriage

Alabama's Court of the Judiciary said it could decide soon whether to remove the state's suspended chief justice from office after hearing Monday from both

Trump Calls on Ginsburg to Resign From Supreme Court

Donald Trump called on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign, taking the clash between the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and a member of the Supreme Court further into uncharted territory.

Abortion Providers Sue Louisiana Over Its Laws

WASHINGTON—Abortion providers in Louisiana filed suit Friday to invalidate state laws regulating the procedure, an early example of litigation likely to target antiabortion laws following a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week.

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide.

‘Daily Show’ abortion celebration pulled after backlash

Comedian Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show” faced fierce backlash on Monday for tweeting “Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!” after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling.

Texas Reacts Swiftly to Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

‘The decision erodes states' lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women,’ Texas governor said; others hail ruling as evidence that ‘politicians cannot use deceptive means to shut down abortion clinics’

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

Supreme Court to hear Texas abortion, ex-governor graft, domestic abusers' guns cases before recess

The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It's expected t

Gay marriage is now legal across America. But are trans people celebrating?

The battle for the rights of transgender people has been neglected by the mainstream gay-rights movement, some say. But a better day is coming, an optimist says.

One Person, One Vote? Let Me Count the Ways

The Numbers: A recent Supreme Court decision allowing states to draw election districts based on total population doesn’t eliminate the possibility of using only eligible voters, as the litigants wished, but, as columnist Jo Craven McGinty finds, existing data aren’t well-suited to the task.

Legal Split Could Bolster Connecticut Weapons Ban

The Supreme Court could decide as soon as Monday whether to take up a challenge to a Connecticut ban on semiautomatic rifles that resemble military weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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