The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. The Court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The Court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.
Police clashed with protesters late on Monday night in downtown Barcelona after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence..
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U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether a landmark decades-old federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and lesbian employees as they heard..
Before the U.S. Supreme Court proceedings on a major LGBT rights dispute, police moved demonstrators away from the plaza in front of the courthouse due to concern over "suspicious" packages. Rough Cut..
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the Prime Minister to "consider his position" following the Supreme Court ruling on his prorogation of Parliament. Addressing the Labour Party conference in..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit. Britain’s top court met on Tuesday to consider whether that decision is illegal. Scottish judges ruled last..
The Supreme Court begins hearing whether the prorogation of Parliament is unlawful. It will take place over three days and it is unclear when a ruling will be made. 11 justices are sitting on a panel..
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The U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s asylum rule requires immigrants seeking asylum to first ask a third country they travel..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared alert and in good spirits on Monday as she made her first public appearance since completing a three-week course..
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the structure of a federal agency assigned to protect consumers in the financial sector.. Reuters - Published
Louisiana could become the first state with no access to abortion if its restrictive new law is upheld at the U.S. Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith has been following this story and she.. CBS News - Published
A new group is calling on 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to name their potential Supreme Court nominees. Christopher Kang, co-founder and chief counsel of "Demand Justice," joins CBSN's "Red &.. CBS News - Published
Louisiana state Representative Katrina Jackson says a law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges is just "common sense," but some medical experts disagree. The Supreme Court.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving Louisiana's restrictions on abortion providers. The law leaves the state's three abortion providers at risk of closure. CBS News reporter Kate Smith.. CBS News - Published
Catalan regional leader Quim Torra said on Tuesday his government would continue to defend Catalonia's right to self determination, a day after Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine separatist leaders for.. Reuters - Published
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region.. Reuters - Published
Metro and train access to Barcelona's El Prat airport were briefly suspended on Monday over separatist protests after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine independence leaders to years in jail. Reuters - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Congress OK's U.S. military force against Iraq; Former President Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize; Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas; Second.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Congress could step in to protect so called "Dreamers" if the U.S. Supreme Court moves to end the program for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought.. Reuters - Published
BuzzFeed legal reporter Zoe Tillman joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss what we learned as Supreme Court justices heard arguments on whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ.. CBS News - Published
Today was a historic day at the Supreme Court in regards to whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ community. Jan Crawford reports. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Here are the top stories for Tuesday, October 8th: Trump administration blocks ambassador from testifying in impeachment probe; Turkey military build up at Syria border; Supreme Court considers LGBT.. USATODAY.com - Published
Plaintiffs and defendants responded to a seemingly divided Supreme Court that is considering whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. (Oct. 8)
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative.. Reuters - Published
For many of the hundreds of LGBT activists demonstrating outside the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in major cases on gay and transgender rights, the story being told inside about plaintiffs.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing arguments in a major LGBT rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits workplace discrimination on.. Reuters - Published
Supreme Court justices are back on the bench this week, gearing up for a jam-packed term filled with high profile issues. They are expected to weigh in on whether a federal employment law barring.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday debated the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and delivered a potential setback to gun control advocates as it opened its new term on Monday with a flurry of.. Reuters - Published
The Supreme Court justices plan to review cases on gay rights, DACA, abortion and health care as the 2020 election campaign heats up. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joins CBSN with.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Domino's Pizza Inc to avoid a lawsuit by a blind man who accused the company of violating a law barring discrimination against people with.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn congressional districts in Ohio that Democrats said were drawn to unlawfully diminish their political clout, a move that.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Acorda Therapeutics Inc's appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed generic versions of its multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra and caused the drug's.. Reuters - Published