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U.S. Supreme Court lets Trump use disputed funds for border wall

Jul 27 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding. | Video

Trump, justices pay respects to late U.S. jurist Stevens

Jul 22 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, members of the U.S. Supreme Court and others paid their respects on Monday to liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week, as his body lay in repose in the courthouse's stately great hall. | Video

Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

Jul 17 2019

WASHINGTON Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99. | Video

Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty

Jul 06 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it. | Video

New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question

Jul 03 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped.

Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservatives

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile following his acrimonious Senate confirmation process.

U.S. Supreme Court declines Alabama bid to revive abortion restriction

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday sidestepped a major new challenge to abortion rights by declining to hear Alabama's bid to revive a Republican-backed state law that would have effectively banned the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to ditch 'Dreamers' immigration program

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. | Video

Supreme Court to hear New Jersey 'Bridgegate' appeal

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal concerning the criminal convictions of two former associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the so-called Bridgegate scandal that hindered his 2016 presidential candidacy.

Supreme Court throws out ruling that blocked Florida cross on public land

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that declared that a 34-foot (10 meters) Christian cross standing on public land in Pensacola, Florida violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion.

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