Latest Supreme Court of the United States News

The Supreme Court is seen as morning fog lingers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

If 2020 is like 2000, Trump believes he's got the votes

Oct. 30, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 86 million Americans have already voted in the presidential election, but President Donald Trump thinks he can count on one hand the votes that will determine the outcome. “I think this will end up in the Supreme Court,” Trump said last month of the election. The...

Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison, left, and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, right, write notes as they prepare to debate on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. As he has before, Harrison brought a plexiglass barrier to separate him from Graham. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC's Graham, Harrison clash on criminal justice, health care

Oct. 30, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the Friday night before Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison met in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia for their second and final debate, clashing over issues related to criminal justice reform, health care and political...

Tim McVean, 38, poses for a photo at a ballot drop-off location in Minneapolis after handing his ballot to election officials on Friday Oct. 30, 2020. McVean said he decided to drop off his ballot in-person after learning of an appeals court ruling Thursday evening that indicated mail-in ballots received after Election Day may not be counted. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ibrahim)

Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

Oct. 30, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court’s ruling raised questions about whether ballots that arrive up to seven days beyond Election Day would...

Stitt names counsel to address high-court reservation ruling

Oct. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday the hiring of an attorney to help his administration address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation. Stitt has hired Oklahoma City lawyer Ryan Leonard to serve as his special counsel for Native American...

FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools. The...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Lisa Finander, right, checks that each ballot has the voter's name on the ballot and mailing envelope and Laurie Mattila, left, checked that it was correct at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services in Minneapolis. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 that Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court.(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota SOS: Too late to mail ballots -- but not to vote

Oct. 29, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's secretary of state said Thursday it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count, after an appeals court ruling indicated that mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day are at risk of being invalidated. A three-judge...

Workers are shown during a media tour highlighting the preparations for the sorting and counting of mail-in ballots at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Election Day in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Late-arriving mail-in ballots count in Pennsylvania, for now

Oct. 29, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mail-in ballots received by Pennsylvania counties within three days of polls closing will count, the presidential battleground state's top election official said Thursday, although she cautioned that more litigation could change that. Late-arriving ballots will be counted separately...

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham gestures to his campaign bus at a get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In SC, Graham, Harrison near end of well-funded Senate fight

Oct. 29, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As they cast ballots for U.S. Senate, South Carolina voters are faced with a choice: Reelect a powerful incumbent with a senior legislative role who has helped place conservative justices on the Supreme Court, or opt for a new Democratic challenger who promises to focus on issues...

A woman and man pray outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, the day after the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to become a Supreme Court Justice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

Oct. 29, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats backed the extensions and Republicans opposed them. All...