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Supreme Court of the United States: Highest court in the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. Executive acts can be struck down by the Court for violating either the Constitution or federal 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 nonjusticiable political questions.

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Supreme Court expected to weigh in on the 2020 Census citizenship question

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on the 2020 Census citizenship question. Having the Supreme Court make final decisions on things that should be settled in Congress is a threat to..
CBS News - Published

Minnesota Supreme Court tosses conviction of teen who insulted classmate on Twitter

A Minnesota stalking law used to convict a high school student for insulting another teen on Twitter is overly broad and violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of free speech, the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Supreme Court of the United States

SCOTUS Throws Out [Video]SCOTUS Throws Out

On Monday, SCOTUS threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery. The baker refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case..

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Supreme Court Rebukes Virginia GOP: Racially Gerrymandered District Map Indefensible [Video]Supreme Court Rebukes Virginia GOP: Racially Gerrymandered District Map Indefensible

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's 2011 House of Delegates map as racially gerrymandered. In a 5-4 decision, the justices sidestepped a..

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines Expanding 'Double Jeopardy' Protections [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Declines Expanding 'Double Jeopardy' Protections

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Erin Schaff/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to limit the ability of..

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US Court Rules Against Trump Administration In Abortions For unaccompanied Immigrant Minors [Video]US Court Rules Against Trump Administration In Abortions For unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

The U.S. appeals court delivered a blow regarding immigration to the Trump administration policy. The court ruled the U.S. government cannot deny access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant minors..

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Supreme Court Rebuffs Bid To Expand Legal Protections For Gun Silencers [Video]Supreme Court Rebuffs Bid To Expand Legal Protections For Gun Silencers

According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid to widen legal protections for gun silencers in a case involving two Kansas men convicted for failing to register the devices as..

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Judge weighs fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic [Video]Judge weighs fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic

A St. Louis judge could decide as soon as Wednesday whether Missouri's only abortion clinic can stay open. Linda So reports.

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Missouri abortion clinic to stay open for now after court order [Video]Missouri abortion clinic to stay open for now after court order

Missouri's only abortion clinic will stay open at least a few more days after a judge on Friday granted a request by Planned Parenthood for a temporary restraining order, allowing the facility to keep..

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Groups Sues Trump Administration Over US Census Citizenship Question [Video]Groups Sues Trump Administration Over US Census Citizenship Question

An immigrant advocacy group sued the Trump administration in 2018 over a 2020 U.S. census question. They said Republicans wanted a citizenship question in the census to draw favorable electoral maps...

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Trudeau to Pence: Canada concerned by U.S. abortion laws [Video]Trudeau to Pence: Canada concerned by U.S. abortion laws

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday in Ottawa that he told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that there was a 'significant amount of concern' by Canadians regarding restrictive..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect [Video]Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters it would be "very difficult" to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect in that southern state. Fred Katayama reports.

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Democrats Call Out McConnell For His Supreme Court Democrats Call Out McConnell For His Supreme Court "Hypocrisy"

Reuters reports Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his remarks on a Supreme Court vacancy. McConnell said in a speech Tuesday that the Trump..

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Abortion Battle Lines Drawn In Supreme Court [Video]Abortion Battle Lines Drawn In Supreme Court

On Tuesday the Supreme Court made clear that it's not ready to take big strides quickly on abortion and the future of Roe v. Wade. CNN reports that the justices have revealed that the far right and the..

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Supreme Court Avoids Abortion Question, Upholds Fetal Burial Measure [Video]Supreme Court Avoids Abortion Question, Upholds Fetal Burial Measure

According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a mixed message on abortion, refusing to consider reinstating Indiana’s ban on abortions performed because of fetal disability or the sex..

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Mexican Border Shooting Dispute [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Mexican Border Shooting Dispute

According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager, who was fatally shot while on Mexican soil by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, can pursue a..

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U.S. Supreme Court Avoids Abortion [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Avoids Abortion

On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court sent a mixed message on abortion, refusing to consider reinstating Indiana’s ban on abortions performed because of fetal disability or the sex or race of the fetus..

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U.S. Supreme Court Revives Indiana Fetal Burial Law [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Revives Indiana Fetal Burial Law

According to Reuters, on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s Republican-backed requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated. The ruling stated that states have a legitimate..

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Fetal Burial Law [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Fetal Burial Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Indiana’s Republican-backed requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated. The decision, a setback for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, which had..

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Supreme Court Blocks Lower Courts' Order To Redraw Congressional Maps [Video]Supreme Court Blocks Lower Courts' Order To Redraw Congressional Maps

Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings that had ordered Republican lawmakers in Michigan and Ohio to redraw their congressional maps. The lower courts ordered the..

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Protesters rally against new state abortion bans [Video]Protesters rally against new state abortion bans

U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the Supreme Court while others protested across the country on Tuesday to protest new..

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Hundreds Gather At U.S. Supreme Court to Protest State Abortion Bans [Video]Hundreds Gather At U.S. Supreme Court to Protest State Abortion Bans

According to Reuters, hundreds of abortion-rights campaigners rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures..

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes No Action In Indiana Abortion Cases [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Takes No Action In Indiana Abortion Cases

According to Reuters, on Monday The U.S. Supreme Court took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure..

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Native American Elk Hunter [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Native American Elk Hunter

According to Reuters, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest..

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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Allow Companies To Donate To Candidates [Video]SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Allow Companies To Donate To Candidates

The U.S. Supreme Court declined an opportunity to give businesses broader rights to contribute money to political candidates and causes. The justices refused to question a Massachusetts law that bars..

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Missouri Governor Expected To Sign Eight-Week Abortion Ban Into Law [Video]Missouri Governor Expected To Sign Eight-Week Abortion Ban Into Law

Missouri’s Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy. The bill, part of a wave of restrictions aimed..

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Algeria presses corruption case against ex-PM and other senior figures

A prosecutor has referred Algeria's former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia, along with a minister and two ex-ministers, to the Supreme Court over graft accusations in an ongoing crackdown on the former..
Reuters - Published

SCOTUS major decisions to come as term nears end

The Supreme Court is nearing the end of its term with some major decisions yet to come. Associated Press reporter Mark Sherman explains "there are three major cases yet to be resolved by the court,..
USATODAY.com - Published

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past..
Reuters - Published

Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in..
Reuters - Published

Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of..
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court allows Virginia to block mining of nation's largest uranium deposit

The Supreme Court ruled in a dispute between Virginia and companies that wanted to mine the nation's largest deposit of uranium.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Supreme Court spurns Virginia Republicans in racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court declines to expand 'double jeopardy' protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to limit the ability of federal and state prosecutors to charge people for the same crime, ruling in a gun possession case even as state officials move to..
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court upholds 'double jeopardy' standard that could blunt impact of potential Trump pardons

The justices upheld the ability of federal and state prosecutions to try defendants twice for the same crime, which could affect anyone Trump pardons.
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court avoids lesbian wedding cake dispute

The justices' action keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Supreme Court evades another wedding cake dispute pitting gay rights against religious beliefs

The Supreme Court acted in a case involving an Oregon baker who refused to serve a lesbian couple's wedding because of religious beliefs.
USATODAY.com - Published

Algeria’s ex finance minister appears before Supreme Court in corruption case: state TV

Algeria’s former finance minister Karim Djoudi appeared before the Supreme Court on Sunday to face questions about corruption accusations, state television reported.
Reuters - Published

Why America’s Most Famous Flag Burner Is Celebrating This Flag Day

Cleveland will pay $225,000 to Gregory L. Johnson, who claims police officers violated his rights. Those rights were established 30 years ago in a Supreme Court case that bears his name.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ginsburg traveled, Gorsuch wrote, Kavanaugh coached: Supreme Court justices had a lucrative 2018

Financial disclosures for Supreme Court justices released Thursday showed who continues to own stocks in companies that may do business at the court.
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court to hear 3 major cases that could impact 2020

June marks the final month the U.S. Supreme Court is in session, and with just over two weeks left, there are three cases which could potentially impact the 2020 election. CBS News legal analyst Kim..
CBS News - Published

Anita Hill on whether she could vote for Biden: "Of course I could"

Hill has criticized Biden's performance during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
CBS News - Published

Today in History for June 13th

Highlights of this day in history: The Pentagon Papers hits newsstands amid the Vietnam War; Thurgood Marshall nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court; The 'Miranda' warning; Pioneer 10 leaves solar..
USATODAY.com - Published

Advocacy groups ask Supreme Court to delay ruling on census citizenship question

Groups challenging the Trump administration's contentious decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue..
Reuters - Published

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court..
Reuters - Published

Panama ex-President Martinelli granted pre-trial house arrest

A Panamanian court granted house arrest to the country's former leader Ricardo Martinelli on Wednesday, allowing him to leave prison while he awaits trial for an espionage case stemming from his..
Reuters - Published

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