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Supreme Court rejects union appeal over Trump casino bankruptcy


WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a union's appeal of a lower court's ruling that allowed Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, founded by Donald Trump but now owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, to break its contract with union workers to secure a bankruptcy rescue deal.

Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment filed by a Louisiana man convicted of fatally shooting his pregnant former girlfriend.

Supreme Court to hear State Farm case over Hurricane Katrina fraud claim

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal by State Farm contesting a jury finding that the insurance company defrauded the federal government when assessing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

Oops! Senator's article tells of phantom meeting with Obama nominee

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch wrote in an opinion piece published on Thursday that his meeting with Merrick Garland failed to change his view that the Senate should not act on President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Election 2016, Politics, U.S. May 26 2016

Supreme Court rules for black Georgia death row inmate

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man's 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death. | Video

May 23 2016

U.S. justices rule against Virginia Republicans in black voters case

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that Virginia's Republican-led legislature unlawfully considered race when drawing U.S. congressional districts by packing black voters into one in a move opponents said diluted black electoral clout.

U.S., Election 2016, Politics May 23 2016

Trump's Supreme Court list: all conservative, some provocative

WASHINGTON William Pryor, in urging the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 to uphold a Texas law banning gay sex, argued against the notion that the U.S. Constitution should safeguard a person's choice of partners.

Election 2016, Politics May 20 2016

Trump identifies 11 potential Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled the names of 11 judges - eight men and three women, all white and all conservative - he would consider, if elected, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. | Video

Election 2016, Politics May 19 2016

Potential Trump high court nominee mocked him on Twitter

A Texas judge identified by Donald Trump on Wednesday as one of 11 people he would consider nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly mocked the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on social media.

Election 2016, Politics May 18 2016

Bottling company loses labor dispute after U.S. high court detour

WASHINGTON The soft drink bottling company that succeeded in reining in U.S. presidential powers by challenging the way President Barack Obama appointed National Labor Relations Board members has lost the underlying dispute that prompted that Supreme Court battle.

May 17 2016