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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Officials: White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

    3 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House was not "micromanaging" a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming the probe was a Senate process and that lawmakers were the only ones ...

  • A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail

    3 months, 25 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to reopen Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background investigation after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Just what the FBI will investigate remains a mystery. The Senate Judiciary Committee ...

  • Trump interviews 4 for Supreme Court, 2-3 more to go

    6 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices Monday and planned to speak with a few more, as he powered forward with a speedy selection process to fill the fresh vacancy. Speaking to reporters at the White ...

  • Justice Ginsburg, nearing 85, signals she won't retire soon

    12 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals ...

  • Supreme Court conservatives on rise as term begins

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil ...

  • Lawmakers facing corruption charges see hope in court ruling

    1 year, 5 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Politicians accused of illegal influence peddling, bribe-taking and other crimes have been given fresh hope that a year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling will get them off the hook. Ever since the high court reversed a jury verdict ...

  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. The high-stakes legal fight has been going on since President Donald ...

  • Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent

    1 year, 8 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after ...

  • Citizenship a question for pig-mask suspect in heist at Bellagio

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Police: Man in pig mask said he was forced into heist at Bellagio","url":""},{"text":" Suspects flee after jewelry store robbery at Bellagio","url":""}] A man accused of wearing a pig mask during last Sunday’s robbery at the Bellagio was born in California, ...

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

    1 year, 11 months ago

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

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