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Politically charged census case heads to SCOTUS

Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may face his first politically charged case after a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

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Vukmir promises to meet with all Supreme Court nominees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is promising to meet with all nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. Vukmir made the promise on Tuesday as confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were set to begin. Vukmir’s position is a contrast with that of her opponent, Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. She did not meet with ...

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SCOTUS: ALJ not properly appointed

The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy. The court said the administrative law judge who ruled against Raymond Lucia of California was not properly appointed to his job by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.

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Justices give death row inmate new round of appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. A juror used a racial slur ...

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Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Neil Gorsuch dived into the public side of his new job Monday, piping up early and often as he took his seat on the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear arguments. The new justice waited just 11 minutes before asking questions in the first of three ...

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Supreme Court , including Gorsuch, to hear church-state case

Justice Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. The outcome could make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in many states.

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Court: Drug dog sniff is unconstitutional search

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision which may limit how investigators use dogs' sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell.

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