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Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

7:25am BST

WASHINGTON Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99. | Video

Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty

06 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it. | Video

New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question

04 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped.

Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservatives

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile following his acrimonious Senate confirmation process.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to ditch 'Dreamers' immigration program

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. | Video

Supreme Court to hear New Jersey 'Bridgegate' appeal

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal concerning the criminal convictions of two former associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the so-called Bridgegate scandal that hindered his 2016 presidential candidacy.

Supreme Court throws out ruling that blocked Florida cross on public land

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that declared that a 34-foot (10 meters) Christian cross standing on public land in Pensacola, Florida violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion.

Supreme Court declines Alabama bid to revive abortion restriction

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday sidestepped a major new challenge to abortion rights by declining to hear Alabama's bid to revive a Republican-backed state law that would have effectively banned the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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.

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