Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Supreme Court

In this March 21, 2017 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, shares a laugh with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominees appearing before the Senate all have one goal in mind: Win confirmation. And when one party controls the Senate and the White House, the strategy of saying as little as possible doesn’t vary ...
In this Nov. 22, 2005 file photo, an XBox 360 is purchased in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches ...
In this Feb. 14, 2017 photo, The Supreme Court is seen at day's end in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president’s power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. The 6-2 ruling said a former top lawyer at the ...
In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

BY SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court struggled on Monday over a property rights dispute that could make it tougher for state and local governments to limit development in coastal areas. The case involves a family’s effort ...
In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch and former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte wait for a meeting with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

BY HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS By the time a lawsuit over pollution from a nuclear weapons plant had reached Judge Neil Gorsuch, it had crawled through the courts for more than two decades, outliving some of the landowners who ...
In this Feb. 19, 2017 file photo, people carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

BY HOLBROOK MOHR and SUDHIN THANAWALA If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from certain countries. But it’s far from certain how he would ...
In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

BY MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision, leaving in limbo the issue of transgender rights in school settings. Monday’s action comes after the Trump ...
In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

BY SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — You can harangue someone inside the nation’s highest court, but only if you’re a justice or a lawyer. A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against five people prosecuted for protesting inside the court ...
In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Gavin Grimm is interview at his home in Gloucester, Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

BY MARK SHERMAN and DAVID CRARY WASHINGTON (AP) — The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the ...
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Duane Buck. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. The justices voted 6-2 Wednesday in favor of inmate Duane Buck. ...
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