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Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schools

2:55am GMT

WASHINGTON Despite wondering every autumn whether she can afford it, Kendra Espinoza has worked hard to keep her two daughters in a small private Christian school in Kalispell, Montana, costing about $15,000 annually for them to attend.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

18 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON As the 2020 race heats up, the Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a dispute involving the complex U.S. presidential election system focusing on whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, an act that could upend an election.

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Sudan bid to limit damages over embassy bombings

13 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Sudan's bid to avoid paying $3.8 billion in damages to family members of people killed or injured in al Qaeda's 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania after a lower court found Sudan complicit.

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling that revived suit against Iran central bank

13 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that revived a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank by families of troops killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon in light of a new federal law that could help the plaintiffs recover damages.

U.S. 'self-defence' argument for killing Soleimani meets scepticism

04 Jan 2020

NEW YORK The Trump administration on Friday justified its killing of a top Iranian general as an act of self-defence, trying to deflect accusations that it violated international law and concerns raised by legal experts and a senior U.N. rights investigator.

U.S. chief justice warns of internet disinformation, urges civics education

31 Dec 2019

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern on Tuesday about disinformation amplified by the internet and social media as he focused his year-end report on the weakening state of civics education in the United States.

U.S. chief justice warns of internet disinformation, urges civics education

31 Dec 2019

Dec 31 U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern on Tuesday about disinformation amplified by the internet and social media as he focused his year-end report on the weakening state of civics education in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless

16 Dec 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Boise's defense of its policy of sometimes prosecuting homeless people for sleeping in public after a lower court found ordinances in Idaho's capital violated the U.S. Constitution's bar on cruel and unusual punishment.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records

14 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeals in three separate cases to prevent his financial records, including tax returns, being handed over to Democratic-led House of Representatives committees and a New York prosecutor.

U.S. Supreme Court justices set to tackle Trump financial records dispute

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 President Donald Trump's fight to keep his personal financial records private reaches a new stage on Friday when U.S. Supreme Court justices meet to consider up to three hotly-contested cases pitting Trump against congressional Democrats and a New York prosecutor.

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