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Senate confirms Trump's pick for top Supreme Court lawyer

WASHINGTON The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his administration's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition.

Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States - manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering - and one the Supreme Court has never curbed.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Sep 17 2017

Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Sep 13 2017

U.S. top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps

WASHINGTON An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a win to Republicans in Texas by putting on hold rulings that said electoral districts drawn by state lawmakers discriminated against minority voters.

Politics, Election 2016 Sep 12 2017

Supreme Court justice temporarily preserves Trump refugee ban

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday provided a temporary reprieve for President Trump's order blocking most refugees from entering the United States, putting on hold a lower court's ruling loosening the prohibition.

Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo

WASHINGTON Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles.

Aug 16 2017

Tech companies urge Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

WASHINGTON More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc , have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data.

U.S., Tech Aug 15 2017

Senator Grassley not expecting imminent Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate committee that handles Supreme Court nominees said on Friday he no longer expected an imminent court vacancy, bolstering assumptions that Justice Anthony Kennedy would not retire this year.

Politics, Election 2016 Aug 11 2017

Trump administration defends travel ban in Supreme Court brief

NEW YORK President Donald Trump's administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive's broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Aug 11 2017

Trump administration switches sides, backs Ohio over voter purges

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama administration stance and will support Ohio in its bid at the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a state policy of purging people from voter-registration lists if they do not regularly cast ballots.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Aug 08 2017