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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs bid to halt Idaho transgender inmate's surgery

22 May 2020

NEW YORK The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a transgender prison inmate in Idaho to go ahead with sex reassignment surgery, rejecting the state's bid to put it on hold.

U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

18 May 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

U.S. Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in Electoral College dispute

14 May 2020

WASHINGTON Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated skepticism toward whether "electors" in the complex Electoral College system for choosing U.S. presidents may disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their state's popular vote. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court wary of presidential 'harassment' in Trump finances fight

13 May 2020

WASHINGTON In a major showdown over presidential powers, U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over President Donald Trump's bid to prevent congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial records but seemed more open toward a New York prosecutor's attempt to secure similar records. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to keep his finances secret

12 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 12 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in a major showdown over presidential powers arising from President Donald Trump's attempts to prevent Democratic-led congressional committees and a New York City prosecutor from getting his financial records.

U.S. Supreme Court conservatives lean toward shielding religious schools from suits

12 May 2020

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled sympathy on Monday toward a bid by two Catholic elementary schools in California to avoid discrimination lawsuits by former teachers in a case that could make it harder to hold religious institutions liable in employment disputes.

As 2020 presidential contest looms, U.S. Supreme Court mulls power of 'electors'

11 May 2020

Bret Chiafalo had his bags packed in the weeks following the 2016 U.S. presidential election. If somehow his gambit worked and Donald Trump were blocked from officially being declared the winner, the information technology specialist from Washington state figured all hell might break loose.

A united front takes aim at police immunity from lawsuits

08 May 2020

The diverse opponents of qualified immunity have thrown their weight behind at least five appeals now awaiting the Supreme Court’s attention, each considered a potential means of removing or softening the doctrine.

Special Report: For cops who kill, special Supreme Court protection

08 May 2020

By Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Jackie Botts, Andrea Januta and Guillermo Gomez

A united front takes aim at police immunity from lawsuits

08 May 2020

The diverse opponents of qualified immunity have thrown their weight behind at least five appeals now awaiting the Supreme Court’s attention, each considered a potential means of removing or softening the doctrine.

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