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What’s the big deal about adding a citizenship question to U.S. Census?

10 Jul 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is making a last-ditch push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, despite a Supreme Court ruling against it last month and criticism by some states and civil liberties groups that the question is meant to deter immigrants from participating and help Republicans gain seats in the U.S. Congress.

Electoral map bias may worsen as U.S. gerrymandering battle shifts to states

29 Jun 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering - the practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries for political gain - likely will embolden politicians to pursue more extreme efforts free from the fear of judicial interference, experts said.

U.S. top court to review Montana dispute over religious school subsidies

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In a case that could once again test boundaries for the separation of church and state, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide the legality of a Montana state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones.

U.S. Supreme Court to mull punitive damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid to reinstate $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

Supreme Court to hear U.S. Bancorp pension plan dispute

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.S. Bancorp that accused it of mismanaging an employee pension plan in a manner that violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

UPDATE 2-U.S. Supreme Court to hear U.S. Bancorp pension plan dispute

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 28 The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.S. Bancorp that accused it of mismanaging an employee pension plan in a manner that violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Trump fumes as U.S. Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave a "contrived" rationale and prompting Trump to suggest an extraordinary delay in the constitutionally mandated population count. | Video

Supreme Court OKs blood draws from unconscious drivers without warrants

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Police do not generally need a court-issued warrant to draw an unconscious criminal suspect's blood, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a Wisconsin drunken driving case, declining to place new evidence-gathering restrictions on law enforcement authorities.

In major elections ruling, U.S. Supreme Court allows partisan map drawing

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy. | Video

Supreme Court's business-friendly reputation takes a hit

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh writing a pivotal one of the batch of rulings that defied corporate interests.

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