Dec. 30, 2017

With few legislative victories, Donald Trump signed 55 executive orders in 2017

Trump signed more executive orders in 2017 than most of his recent predecessors. Here are the most noteworthy ones.

Dec. 23, 2017

Federal appeals court: Travel ban “exceeds” Trump’s presidential authority

The ruling does not supersede the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to allow Trump's travel ban to take effect.
Oct. 19, 2017

Are liberal Supreme Court justices feuding with Neil Gorsuch?

As the gavels come down, the gloves come off.
Oct. 13, 2017

Could Rose McGowan face legal consequences for her Harvey Weinstein rape accusation? What we know

Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein's settlement terms are key missing details, but generally victims can break nondisclosure agreements that stand in the way of reporting a crime.
Sept. 27, 2017

Why Ohio’s upcoming voting rights battle could decide 2018 midterms, 2020 White House race

Voting rights advocates say Ohio's "voter records maintenance" process violates the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which set national guidelines for eligible voters to register to vote.
July 24, 2017

Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight to continue treatment for terminally ill son

The parents have withdrawn their request for Charlie to receive treatment in the U.S.

July 19, 2017

Supreme Court expands definition of “close familial relationship” in latest blow to travel ban

Most relatives of people living in the U.S. from the six majority-Muslim countries blocked by Trump's travel ban can now enter the country.
July 5, 2017

Majority of voters back Donald Trump’s travel ban, poll finds

The poll asked whether people approved of the Supreme Court-imposed guidelines on immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries.
June 28, 2017

Venezuela's Supreme Court targeted in helicopter attack amid ongoing crisis

The apparent helicopter attack is the latest escalation of an ongoing political crisis.
June 27, 2017

'Hot Mic' podcast: Travel ban ruling, Health care opposition, Castile family settlement

All the important stories to get you caught up for Tuesday.
June 26, 2017

Trump tweeted that the Supreme Court decided "9-O" to uphold the travel ban. It didn't.

No, the Supreme Court didn't decide "9-O" on anything.

June 26, 2017

Trump says Supreme Court action on travel ban "a clear victory for our national security"

Trump said the court's decision allows him "to use an important tool for protecting our nation's homeland."
June 26, 2017

Supreme Court will hear case of baker who refused service to gay couples on religious grounds

The Supreme Court will take on the case of a bakery owner who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple.
June 26, 2017

Supreme Court to hear travel ban case in fall, allows limited version of ban to go into effect

"We leave the injunctions entered by the lower courts in place with respect to respondents [who have a] bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
June 23, 2017

While You Weren't Looking: The Supreme Court went to work, and 5 more under-the-radar stories

As health care and Georgia's special election dominated the news this week, here's what you might have missed.
June 20, 2017

What is gerrymandering? Supreme court set to hear case on partisan electoral politics

The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether redrawing electoral maps is unconstiutional.

June 19, 2017

'Matal v. Tam': Supreme Court decision lifts ban on registering disparaging trademarks

Here's what that means for the Washington Redskins and a self-described "Chinatown Dance Rock" band called the Slants.
June 14, 2017

It will be a busy two weeks before the current Supreme Court session ends. Here's what's coming.

The court will decide soon on cases concerning immigration, free speech and more.
June 3, 2017

Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.

Two Supreme Court rulings from the 1980s have made lethal uses of force by police incredibly hard to punish in court.
June 2, 2017

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to let travel ban go into effect

Is Trump's travel ban headed to the Supreme Court?
May 15, 2017

The North Carolina voter ID law that targeted blacks is dead, thanks to the Supreme Court

The court's nine justices have declined to review a lower court finding.

May 15, 2017

SCOTUS declines to review discriminatory North Carolina voter ID law

The Supreme Court just killed a racist voter ID law from North Carolina.
May 10, 2017

Trump administration cites a segregation-era Supreme Court ruling to defend Muslim ban

The Trump administration is using a 1971 Supreme Court decision to defend its travel ban.
April 18, 2017

Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution in victory for death penalty opponents

Don Davis is one of eight Arkansas prisoners who had been scheduled to die in less than two weeks.
April 13, 2017

Bruce Ward: Why Arkansas man's "conveyer belt" execution may break constitutional law

The 60-year-old convicted murderer has displayed signs of mental illness for at least 30 years
April 13, 2017

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, first female Muslim judge, found dead in Hudson River

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised her as a "force for good whose legacy will be felt for years to come."

April 11, 2017

No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not just call Lindsey Graham a woman

She did, however, make a compelling case for the use of the serial comma.
April 11, 2017

Federal judge tosses out Texas' voter ID law, saying "discriminatory purpose" was clear

If the ruling holds, Texas could be again held subject to the Voting Rights Act.
April 7, 2017

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court

Thus ends a 14-month battle that fundamentally altered how Supreme Court justices will be confirmed in the future.
April 6, 2017

GOP-controlled Senate bares divisions after triggering nuclear option on Neil Gorsuch

A Republican win, but not without regrets.