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Forsaken by Trump, immigrant 'Dreamers' seek U.S. Supreme Court reprieve

09 Nov 2019

BALTIMORE When Maricruz Abarca learned three years ago that she had been given the legal right under a U.S. government program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to work in the United States and avoid deportation, she started to cry. | Video

Forsaken by Trump, immigrant 'Dreamers' seek U.S. Supreme Court reprieve

08 Nov 2019

BALTIMORE, Nov 8 When Maricruz Abarca learned three years ago that she had been given the legal right under a U.S. government program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to work in the United States and avoid deportation, she started to cry.

U.S. Supreme Court justices seek compromise in Hawaii water pollution case

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices across the political spectrum appeared to be searching for a compromise on Wednesday as they considered an important environmental case from Hawaii that could limit the scope of a landmark federal law aimed at curbing water pollution.

U.S. Supreme Court to review SEC's power to recover ill-gotten gains

02 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to the ability of the Securities and Exchange Commission to recover ill-gotten profits obtained through misconduct in a case from California that could weaken the agency's enforcement power.

Supreme Court takes up challenge to consumer protection agency

19 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the structure of a federal agency assigned to protect consumers in the financial sector that could undermine its independence from presidential interference.

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles over 'D.C. Sniper' life sentence appeal

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison.

U.S. Supreme Court justices signal support for Puerto Rico oversight board

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. territory's debt.

UPDATE 3-U.S. Supreme Court justices signal support for Puerto Rico oversight board

15 Oct 2019

* Justices worry about appointments in other territories (Adds quotes from justices Breyer and Sotomayer)

Trump says Congress would act if top court rejects 'Dreamers'

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as "Dreamers" if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote. | Video

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