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Supreme Court tosses ruling against religious school subsidies

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WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court's ruling prohibiting the use of public funds to pay for children to attend private religious schools, a day after it issued a major ruling narrowing the separation of church and state.

Supreme Court's recent unity faces looming test

WASHINGTON As the U.S. Supreme Court navigated a difficult period in which it was short one member for more than a year, justices from across the ideological spectrum often managed to find common ground. That sense of unity promises to be soon put to the test.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Jun 27 2017

Iran's Zarif raps U.S. Supreme Court's partial revival of travel ban

BERLIN Iran's foreign minister criticized on Tuesday a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to revive part of President Donald Trump's travel ban imposed on citizens from six majority Muslim countries, saying it would boost militants in the Middle East.

Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 Jun 27 2017

U.S. top court takes up fight over ancient Persian artifacts

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether people injured in a 1997 bombing attack in Jerusalem can seek to enforce a $71 million judgment against Iran over its alleged role by seizing ancient Persian artifacts held by two Chicago museums.

Jun 27 2017

Trump high court pick Gorsuch shows conservative credentials

WASHINGTON In less than three months, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, is already staking out ground on the court's right, adding his voice to the biggest controversies including Trump's travel ban targeted at six Muslim-majority countries, gun control, religious rights and gay rights.

Politics, Election 2016 Jun 26 2017

Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in U.S. and abroad, experts say

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court's criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban may confuse the U.S. officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

Politics, Election 2016 Jun 26 2017

U.S. Supreme Court sidesteps cross-border shooting dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court's ruling that barred a lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican from across the border in Texas.

Jun 26 2017

U.S. Supreme Court revival on Trump travel ban draws praise, criticism

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave President Donald Trump a victory by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide the order's legality this fall.

Politics, Election 2016 Jun 26 2017

U.S. top court backs church in major religious rights case

WASHINGTON Churches and other religious entities cannot be flatly denied public money even in states where constitutions explicitly ban such funding, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a major religious rights case that narrows the separation of church and state.

Jun 26 2017