The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America, established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. 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 Constitution. Presidential directives can be struck down by the Court 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.
The government’s brief in the case, about the fate of the program that shields the young immigrants known as Dreamers, is the first salvo in a legal test of the president’s immigration agenda. NYTimes.com - Published
South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its "white list" of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the..
The Trump Administration's new policy aimed at squeezing the number of asylum seekers allowed into the U.S. is blocked by a federal judge. The new rule would require asylum-seekers to first seek safe..
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, Reuters reports. Stevens was a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the..
According to CNN, on Thursday President Donald Trump will announce an executive action on a census question that has sparked debate. White House officials say that Trump's action will directly address..
A federal appeals court will consider whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling declaring the Obamacare healthcare law unconstitutional, a position now backed by the Trump administration. Zach Goelman..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide whether President Donald Trump acted within the law when he attempted to end DACA, a program that protects hundreds of thousands of..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in opposition of President Donald Trump's citizenship question in the 2020 census. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 ruling..
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a significant defeat on Thursday, ruling that his administration did not give an adequate explanation for its plan to include..
Indian authorities need more time to restore order in Kashmir, a Supreme Court justice said on Tuesday as a security clampdown entered a ninth day since New Delhi revoked the region's special status,.. Reuters - Published
A Green Beret is taking his battle to sue Army doctors to Congress as he fights for his life. Active duty service members cannot sue for medical malpractice or negligence because of a 1950 Supreme.. CBS News - Published
Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering a bill that would outlaw abortion entirely, potentially setting up a challenge to Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN's.. CBS News - Published