Federal appeals court rules against Trump administration on DACA

Judge orders that the DACA program be restarted Analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel. A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against the Trump administration Thursday, saying the government cannot immediately end the DACA program that gives young undocumented immigrants a chance to continue living and working in the U.S. without the threat of deportation. The administration had […]

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UK court rejects bid to stop legal challenge to Brexit

Europe's top court will consider whether Britain can unilaterally stop Brexit, after the U.K. government's bid to halt the case failed. Two Scottish appeals judges on Thursday rejected the government's request to appeal a lower court ruling that allowed the case to be heard by the European Court of Justice. Continue Reading Below The Luxembourg-based court has a hearing set […]

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court ( (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-five-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at […]

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Appeals court tosses out banker's insider trading conviction

A federal appeals court in New York has tossed out an investment banker's insider trading conviction, saying there were procedural errors at his trial. Prosecutors must now decide whether to seek a retrial of Yale-educated Sean Stewart. Continue Reading Below The 37-year-old Stewart served more than a year of his three-year prison sentence before he was released in June. A […]

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Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. Continue Reading Below The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump […]

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Supreme Court turns away Pennsylvania electoral map dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by Republican legislators in Pennsylvania to reinstate a congressional district map struck down by that state’s top court as unlawfully biased in favor of Republicans. A new state electoral map, devised by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after it invalidated the Republican-drawn districts in January, is seen as giving […]

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Read former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s letter on dementia diagnosis

Sandra Day O'Connor in September 2011. (Photo: Matt Rourke, AP) Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced Tuesday she is in the early stages of what is likely Alzheimer’s disease and is retiring from public life. O’Connor, 88, released a public letter about her diagnosis. Read the full statement below. Friends and fellow Americans, I want to share some personal news […]

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2020 Census: Supreme Court rules Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal motives for adding citizenship question

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court stepped into a political minefield Monday night by ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross does not have to reveal his motives for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. Despite their desire to keep a low, nonpartisan profile following the three-month Senate battle to confirm Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the justices were forced to enter a dispute that could […]

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Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

Supreme Court cases that may be impacted by Kavanaugh’s vote. Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. But while the Supreme Court is important, many Americans tend to exaggerate its powers. Democrats still firmly control the nation’s district courts and circuit courts of appeals, where virtually all federal judicial decisions […]

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