Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

Judge: Doctrine shielding police from lawsuits is wrong

Aug. 5, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has issued a sharply worded ruling that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the principle of qualified immunity, which protects law enforcement officers from being sued for some of their actions. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Tuesday...

Oklahoma AG says he will fight inmates' attempts at release

Aug. 4, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general said he will fight any challenges by inmates to gain freedom after the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of the state that includes mostly...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ginsburg waited 4 months to say her cancer had returned

Aug. 2, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. One big...

Supreme Court won't halt challenged border wall projects

Jul. 31, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that the administration improperly diverted money to the project. The court's four liberal justices dissented,...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Jul. 31, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from a hospital in New York City and has returned home, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said Ginsburg, 87, is doing well, two days after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct...

Hawley draws hard line on Supreme Court nominees, abortion

Jul. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday said he’ll only vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominees who say the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide was wrong. Hawley during a speech on the Senate floor compared the abortion ruling to the 1857 Dred Scott...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes medical procedure at hospital

Jul. 29, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a nonsurgical medical procedure in New York City and expects to be released from a hospital there by the end of the week, the Supreme Court said Wednesday night. The court said in a statement that the 87-year-old Ginsburg underwent a minimally...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump administration won't accept new DACA applications

Jul. 29, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let it be scrapped completely. The move, detailed in a...

Idaho inmate becomes 2nd in US to receive gender surgery

Jul. 28, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho inmate became the second incarcerated person in the U.S. to undergo gender confirmation surgery while in prison following a legal dispute that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. Adree Edmo, 32, filed a lawsuit in 2017 against the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to visit Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C., Monday, July 27, 2020, in Washington. President Trump’s lawyers filed fresh arguments Monday to try to block or severely limit a criminal subpoena for his tax records, calling it harassment of the president. Lawyers filed a rewritten lawsuit in Manhattan federal court to challenge the subpoena by Manhattan's state prosecutor on grounds they believe conform with how the U.S. Supreme Court said the subpoena can be contested. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump lawyers renew legal assault on tax records subpoena

Jul. 27, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers filed fresh arguments Monday to try to block a criminal subpoena for his tax records, saying it was issued in bad faith, might have been politically motivated and calling it a harassment of the president. Lawyers filed a rewritten lawsuit in Manhattan...