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Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute

2:50pm EST

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by President Donald Trump's administration to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens.

U.S. top court to review Virginia voting districts in race case

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will review for a second time whether Republican legislators in Virginia drew electoral districts in the state in a way that unlawfully diluted the clout of black voters.

Trump picks conservative to replace Kavanaugh on appeals court

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will nominate conservative lawyer Neomi Rao, known for her strong anti-regulatory views, to replace newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on an influential federal appeals court.

U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump's administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

Kavanaugh in focus as U.S. high court weighs death case

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON Conservative new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday joined liberal colleagues in raising concerns about Missouri's plan to use lethal injection to execute a murderer with a rare medical condition.

Trump turns to Supreme Court to wind down 'Dreamer' immigration program

Nov 05 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow it to end a program introduced by former President Barack Obama that protects thousands of young immigrants who live in the United States without legal status.

Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to California gun restrictions

Nov 05 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court for a second straight year refused on Monday to hear a challenge to California's limits on carrying handguns in public, dealing another setback to gun rights proponents.

Alaska's moose-hunting hovercraft pilot returns to U.S. top court

Nov 05 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday for a second time wrestled with an Alaska moose hunter's claim that the federal government overstepped its authority in banning hovercraft on National Park Service land in the northernmost U.S. state.

U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

Nov 05 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, though the justices' action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy.

U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

Nov 05 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 The legal fight over a 2016 lower court ruling upholding Obama-era net neutrality regulations aimed at ensuring a free and open internet - rules that have since been repealed by President Donald Trump's administration - came to a formal end on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the matter.

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