Supreme Court

Supreme Court coverage from Reuters.

U.S.an hour ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out almost $1 million in damages won by a group of partygoers in a civil rights lawsuit against Washington police stemming from a 2008 gathering in a vacant house featuring scantily clad women with money tucked in their garter belts.

Environment2 hours ago

The endangered dusky gopher frog, a darkly colored, moderately sized frog with warts covering its back and dusky spots on its belly, is shown in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters January 22, 2018.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed hear a bid by timber company Weyerhaeuser Co <WY.N> seeking to limit the federal government's power to designate private land as protected habitat for endangered species in a case involving a warty amphibian called the dusky gopher frog.

U.S. Legal News3 days ago

New York Yemeni Americans demonstrate in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban and recent denials of visa applications in Foley Square in lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Politics3 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates in taking a new family photo with her fellow justices at the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said.

U.S. Legal News3 days ago

The top of U.S. Supreme Court building is lit at dusk in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning.

U.S. Legal News5 days ago

Robert McCoy appears in a booking photo provided by the Bossier Sheriff's Office January 16, 2018.  Bossier Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer ignored his objections and told jurors the man had killed the victims.

U.S. Legal News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York, NY, U.S., November 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

Politics10 days ago

The top of U.S. Supreme Court building is lit at dusk in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats that were thrown out by a lower court for diminishing black and Hispanic voters' clout.

Business News10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The top of U.S. Supreme Court building is lit at dusk in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to let states require online retailers to collect billions of dollars in sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

U.S. Legal News10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC, U.S., June 24, 2011.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a key Securities and Exchange Commission practice -- its use of in-house judges to enforce investor protection laws -- by a former California-based radio host and investment adviser who is backed by the Trump administration.

U.S. Legal News10 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The exterior of a Schlumberger Corporation building is pictured in West Houston, Texas, U.S. on January 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a bid by Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, to allow companies to recoup profits lost due to patent infringement when patented technology is used overseas.

U.S. Legal News12 days ago

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) addresses a rally ahead of arguments in a key voting rights case involving a challenge to the OhioÕs policy of purging infrequent voters from voter registration rolls outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Lawrence Hurley

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls -- a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- in a pivotal voting rights case.

U.S. Legal News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The top of U.S. Supreme Court building is lit at dusk in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants, with Chief Justice John Roberts referencing the shiny red convertible taken for a joyride in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to make a serious legal point.

U.S.14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Georgia deathrow inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe is seen in this undated photo.    Courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a black Georgia inmate to challenge his 1991 death sentence for killing his sister-in-law after he argued the case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether black people have souls.

Politics14 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended the first legal challenge to a Republican-backed Mississippi law that permits businesses and government employees to refuse to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people because of their religious beliefs.

Politics15 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Voters leave a polling station after casting their votes during the U.S. presidential election in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, U.S. on November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo

Government officials across the United States try to maintain accurate voter rolls by removing people who have died or moved away. But a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday explores whether some states are aggressively purging voter rolls in a way that disenfranchises thousands of voters.

Politics21 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he presides over a military parade following Trump's swearing-in ceremony in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban.

Politicsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump celebrates with Vice President Mike Pence and Congressional Republicans after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A federal judge in New York on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that had accused President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and other businesses, handing him a major victory on an issue that has dogged him since even before he took office in January.

Politicsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy sailors stand in the audience as President Donald Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1.

Politicsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Judge Neil Gorsuch (L) is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy (R) , as U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) watches with Louise Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. on April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Eight months into his lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Neil Gorsuch has given every indication through his votes in key cases and remarks from the bench he will be a stalwart of the conservative legal agenda, as President Donald Trump promised.

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