WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate. The 7-1 ruling in favor of death ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have ...
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has advised the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island to hold onto the memories they’ve created and learn from their mistakes. Sotomayor spoke at the Sunday commencement ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he’s elected to the White House. ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration’s rules for cost-free access to birth control. It was the latest sign of justices struggling to find a majority ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has managed to steer away from controversy in the three months since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. That’s about to get harder. The court is opening the last phase of its nine-month term, a six-week stretch that ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland disqualified himself for financial reasons from 66 cases that came before him as an appellate judge, stepping aside in clashes involving climate change and mutual funds. Garland disclosed the recusals in a ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction and 18-month prison sentence of a former Baltimore police officer for his role in a towing company kickback scheme. The high court agreed with lower courts that Samuel Ocascio violated a ...Read More »
U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they will overturn former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction and make it harder to prosecute public officials for corruption. Hearing the last argument of their 2015-16 term Wednesday, justices from across the ideological spectrum ...Read More »