Md. chief judges press for law removing home addresses from internet
Maryland’s chief judges urged the General Assembly to pass legislation to require the removal from the Internet of the home addresses and phone numbers of judicial officers.
Baltimore, Big Oil wage Supreme Court battle over climate change lawsuit
An attorney for about two dozen fossil fuel companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil litigated in federal rather than state court. Kannon K. Shanmugam pressed the justices to rule that a U.S. appeals court applied too narrow a standard for federal court jurisdiction over […]
Justices reject end to protections for young immigrants
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.
Schumer: I ‘should not have used’ critical words on justices
WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he “should not have used the words I used” when he declared at a rally in front of the Supreme Court that two justices would “pay the price” for their decision in an abortion case. Republicans chastised Schumer for the remark and Chief Justice John Roberts in a rare […]
Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance
Justice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago.
Times apologizes for tweet, revises Kavanaugh article
President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect that the alleged victim couldn't recall the incident.
Supreme Court must decide whether to press on with gun case
As the nation renews debate over gun control, the Supreme Court must decide whether to press ahead with a Second Amendment case it has accepted for the coming term, its first in a decade. Gun-control groups operate under a no-news-is-good-news approach to the Supreme Court, leery of giving what they view as a strengthened conservative […]
Supreme Court tosses black man’s murder conviction over racial bias
The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury.
Supreme Court allows consumers’ antitrust suit against Apple
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based Apple to end the lawsuit. Apple charges a 30% commission […]
Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban
A divided Supreme Court won't let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Donations to liberal group swelled during Trump’s first year
Anonymous donors gave more than $79 million to a liberal nonprofit during President Donald Trump's first year in office, helping fuel opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
Pro-Kavanaugh group received millions from anonymous donors
An obscure nonprofit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.