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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick


WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. | Video

Democrats grill U.S. high court nominee over Trump concerns

WASHINGTON Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Mar 22 2017

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

PAWHUSKA, Okla. A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

U.S., Gay Marriage, Mar 22 2017

U.S. justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected legal reasoning used by President Donald Trump's high court nominee Neil Gorsuch in his role as an appellate judge, ruling in favor of an autistic student who said he was denied an adequate education.

Mar 22 2017

Supreme Court rules uniform design elements can be copyrighted

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that basic elements in cheerleader uniform designs merit copyright protection, handing a victory to the top American maker of the garments in a decision with serious implications for the fashion industry.

Politics, Election 2016 Mar 22 2017

Trump's high court pick vows independence, says he is no 'rubber stamp'

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday pledged independence from President Donald Trump, bristled at his criticism of the judiciary and said not even the president is above the law amid Democratic concerns he would be beholden to the man who selected him. | Video

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Mar 21 2017

Supreme Court gets rid of delay defense in patent cases

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday in a lawsuit over adult diapers will make it more difficult for companies accused of patent infringement to shoot down lawsuits because the plaintiffs waited too long to bring them.

Health, Tech Mar 21 2017

Supreme Court reins in president's appointment powers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board.

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Mar 21 2017

Democrats raise doubts about Trump's high court nominee Gorsuch

WASHINGTON Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Monday emphasized the need for judicial independence even as Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats questioned whether he would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favoring corporations. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Mar 20 2017

Supreme Court rejects U.S. senator's bid to escape corruption case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for prosecutors to pursue bribery charges against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting his bid to have the case involving donations from a Florida ophthalmologist thrown out.

Politics, Election 2016 Mar 20 2017