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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Say no to Gorsuch, whose manifesto bodes ill for climate change fight

    1 month, 1 day ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/editorials/"},{"text":"Columnists - local and syndicated writers","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/columnists/"},{"text":"Letters to the editor - readers' views","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/letters/"},{"text":"Write a letter to the editor","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/letters/"}] Judge Neil Gorsuch was not on President Donald Trump’s first list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch did, however, ...

  • Approach to the law makes Gorsuch good fit for Supreme Court

    1 month, 1 day ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/editorials/"},{"text":"Columnists - local and syndicated writers","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/columnists/"},{"text":"Letters to the editor - readers' views","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/letters/"},{"text":"Write a letter to the editor","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/contact/letters/"}] Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be a worthy heir to the ...

  • At liberal Columbia U, Gorsuch raised a conservative voice

    1 month, 16 days ago

    (AP) As a conservative student at Columbia University in the mid-1980s, future Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was a political odd man out, and he was determined to speak up. "It is not fashionable at Columbia to be anything other than ...

  • A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court

    1 month, 23 days ago

    (AP) A look at Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor, the federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by ...

  • Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

    2 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the ...

  • A mystery solved: Where is Scalia buried?

    6 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) FAIRFAX, Va. — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral was attended by thousands and carried on live television, but when the hearse pulled away from the church and headed to his burial site, his family asked for privacy and Supreme ...

  • Contempt finding thrown out in defense lawyer handcuff case

    7 months, 23 days ago

    (AP) A deputy public defender was cleared Tuesday by a Nevada state court judge of a contempt-of-court finding by a Las Vegas judge who ordered her handcuffed and then sentenced her client to jail for petty theft. The deputy Clark County ...

  • Sotomayor: U.S. high court needs more diversity in many ways

    11 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup. During a talk Friday at Brooklyn ...

  • Scalia’s death in office rarity for modern Supreme Court

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice ...

  • Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"}] Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his ...

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