United States Supreme Court decisions

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 07, 2019 - 8:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The mother of 1975 homicide victim Martha Moxley says she's disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a ruling that vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018, file photograph, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado's anti-discrimination law in Lakewood, Colo. Attorneys for Philliups are in federal court in Denver Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to seek to overturn a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling that the baker discriminated against a transgender person by refusing to make a cake to mark the person's transition from male to female. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 18, 2018 - 3:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, to travel to Florida. The Trumps are spending the Thanksgiving Day week at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 22, 2018 - 6:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America's judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal trial began Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The first witness — Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus — said there was considerable evidence that adding the question...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate's final words were "let's rock" moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death Thursday for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago. Edmund Zagorski, 63, was...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ross does not have to testify/give out-of-court testimony about his decision add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The order on Oct. 22, comes in lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states and big cities, among others, that challenge whether the citizenship question can be legally included. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sandra Day O'Connor. O’Connor has stepped back from public life. The nation’s first female Supreme Court justice had for more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006 kept up an active schedule. She served as a visiting federal appeals court judge, spoke on issues she cared about and founded her own education organization. But the 88-year-old is now fully retired. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 22, 2018 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has stepped back from public life. For more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006, O'Connor kept up an active schedule: serving as a visiting federal appeals court judge, speaking on issues she cared about and...
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File - In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, a legal immigrant reads a guide of the conditions needed to apply for the so-called 'DREAMers' Obama program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, CHIRLA offices in Los Angeles. The Trump administration says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a letter to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, that it wanted a ruling on President Barack Obama's DACA program by October 31. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 18, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court's actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative...
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President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gives a 'thumbs-up' while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Trump was traveling from Washington enroute to Topeka, Kan., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 06, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is a "hundred percent" sure that the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school named the wrong person. Kavanaugh was...
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