Latest John Roberts News

Kids are upstaging their political parents — by acting like kids

Jun. 11, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For one shining moment this week, the country's ongoing political crises were swept away by the comedic power of one cherubic and wildly exuberant 6-year-old. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., was giving an impassioned defense of former President Donald Trump when his...

Justice Alito questions possibility of political compromise in secret recording

Jun. 11, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is heard questioning whether compromise between the left and right is possible in a conversation posted on social media. The conservative justice is also heard agreeing with a woman who says the United States should return "to a place of...

Supreme Court sides with Native American tribes in health care funding dispute with government

Jun. 06, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities. The 5-4 decision means the government will cover millions in overhead costs that...

Roberts rejects Senate Democrats' request to discuss Supreme Court ethics and Alito flag controversy

May. 30, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday declined an invitation to meet with Democratic senators to talk about Supreme Court ethics and the controversy over flags that flew outside homes owned by Justice Samuel Alito. Roberts' response came in a letter to the...

Democratic senators request meeting with Chief Justice Roberts over flags flown at Alito's homes

May. 24, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators are requesting a meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts after reports that two separate flags carried by rioters at the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol had flown outside of houses owned by Justice Samuel Alito. Senate Judiciary...

Supreme Court sides with music producer in copyright case over sample in Flo Rida hit

May. 09, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with a music producer in a copyright case Thursday, allowing him to seek more than a decade's worth of damages over a sample used in a hit Flo Rida song. The 6-3 decision came in a case filed by Sherman Nealy, who was suing over music used...

Key moments from landmark Supreme Court arguments on Trump's immunity claims

Apr. 25, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was talk of drone strikes and presidential bribes, of a potential ruling “for the ages” and of the Founding Fathers, too. The presidential race went unmentioned but was not far from mind. The Supreme Court heard more than 2 1/2 hours worth of arguments...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump's claim of absolute immunity but decision's timing is unclear

Apr. 25, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday appeared likely to reject former President Donald Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from prosecution over election interference, but several justices signaled reservations about the charges that could cause a lengthy delay, possibly beyond...

What to listen for during Supreme Court arguments on Donald Trump and presidential immunity

Apr. 25, 2024 06:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court hears arguments Thursday over whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in a case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. It's a historic day for the court, with the justices having an...

Supreme Court will take up the legal fight over ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

Apr. 22, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a Biden administration appeal over the regulation of difficult-to-trace ghost guns that had been struck down by lower courts. The justices by a 5-4 vote had previously intervened to keep the regulation in effect during...