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Lawrence Hurley

Trump administration moves to appeal census ruling

Jan 17 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday took the first steps to appealing a lower court ruling that blocked its contentious plan to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are U.S. citizens.

On Prohibition milestone's anniversary, U.S. top court hears booze case

Jan 16 2019

WASHINGTON A case testing the constitutionality of state regulations on the sale of alcohol enacted after the Prohibition era brewed before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, with the justices appearing sympathetic toward a challenge to Tennessee's residency requirements for retailers.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to consumer protection bureau

Jan 14 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Texas bank's constitutional challenge to the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, passing up a case that could have led to more presidential power over an independent agency that President Donald Trump's administration already has weakened.

U.S. high court rebuffs challenge to Trump appointee Whitaker

Jan 14 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to the matter filed in a pending firearms-related case.

Supreme Court rejects U.S. troops' appeal over 'burn pits' illnesses

Jan 14 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by U.S. troops sickened by smoke from open-air pits used to burn waste in Iraq and Afghanistan to revive a lawsuit against defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton Co.

Ginsburg's recovery 'on track' but will miss more U.S. high court arguments

Jan 11 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who missed three days of oral arguments this week, will miss another three days next week but her recovery from lung cancer surgery is "on track," a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probe

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by a foreign government-owned company over its bid to avoid paying penalties if it does not comply with a subpoena issued by a grand jury in a sealed case possibly linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to California foie gras ban

Jan 07 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the latest challenge to California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn.

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

Jan 04 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats. | Video

U.S. top court takes up politically charged electoral map disputes

Jan 04 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court is giving itself another chance to make a definitive ruling on the legality of the long-established but often-criticized political practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral districts with the intent of entrenching their party in power.

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U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.