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The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.


Mexico's Lopez Obrador gains ally on top court with new judge

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a new member of the Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a new ally on the 11-member panel.
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Blind inmate to be executed by electric chair, first since death penalty reinstated

The state's Supreme Court refused to postpone the execution of Lee Hall, who was convicted in the burning death of estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier.
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Videos for Supreme court

Trump Wants To Shied Tax Returns From Federal Investigation [Video]Trump Wants To Shied Tax Returns From Federal Investigation

President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from investigation. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. wants to subpoena eights years of Trump’s tax records...

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Extinction Rebellion 'vindicated' by High Court victory [Video]Extinction Rebellion 'vindicated' by High Court victory

A High Court victory for Extinction Rebellion "vindicates" their criticism of the Metropolitan Police's London-wide ban on their protests, according to their barrister. The judge's decision is a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders [Video]Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for a total of almost 100 years [Video]Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for a total of almost 100 years

Spain's Supreme Court handed prison sentences of between nine and 13 years to nine separatist leaders on Monday, for their role in a failed Catalan independence bid in 2017. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Spain: Catalan leaders get 13 years in jail for sedition [Video]Spain: Catalan leaders get 13 years in jail for sedition

Spain's Supreme Court sentences nine, including former Catalonian vice president Oriol Junqueras, for independence bid.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:04Published


President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court

Could Trump get a more friendly reception at the high court where Two of the nine justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are his nominees?
USATODAY.com - Published

How Far Can Cities Go to Police the Homeless? Boise Tests the Limit

A decade-old legal fight shapes a mayoral race and offers the Supreme Court a chance to weigh in.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump administration asks top court to allow it to resume federal executions

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to allow the resumption of the death penalty at the federal level after a 16-year hiatus, hours after an appeals court blocked the..
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court focuses on repeal of New York City gun restrictions that could moot Second Amendment case

The biggest Second Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in nearly a decade fizzled as the justices focused on whether the entire case is moot.
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Supreme Court may expand Second Amendment rights despite repeal of disputed gun restrictions

The nation's highest court may be on the verge of expanding gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade. What's surprising is how it got there.
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The Curious Case of Aurelius Capital v. Puerto Rico

How a hedge fund’s efforts to take the island territory to the cleaners wound up before the Supreme Court — with ordinary Puerto Ricans arguing in the hedge fund’s favor.
NYTimes.com - Published

Adnan Syed’s Case, of ‘Serial’ Fame, Is Declined by Supreme Court

The justices left in place a ruling by Maryland’s highest court denying Mr. Syed a new trial in the 1999 killing of Hae Min Lee.
NYTimes.com - Published

Can Trump Challenge His Impeachment in the Supreme Court?

The president has vowed to ask the justices to intercede, but the Constitution and precedents are against him.
NYTimes.com - Published

Justice Department backs Trump in Supreme Court fight over his tax returns

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday backed President Donald Trump in his fight at the Supreme Court to prevent his tax returns from being disclosed to a New York prosecutor.
Reuters - Published

House committee urges Supreme Court to order immediate release of Trump's tax, financial records

A House panel investigating President Trump's financial dealings urged the Supreme Court to require that his accounting firm release his tax records.
USATODAY.com - Published

Immigrants urge Supreme Court to protect DACA

Undocumented immigrants walked out of the Supreme Court vowing to fight on after justices heard arguments about the legality of the Trump administration's decision to wind down the Deferred Action for..
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Supreme Court hears arguments on "Dreamers" in DACA case

More than 700,000 young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. could be at risk of deportation if the Supreme Court doesn't rule in their favor. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez explains..
CBS News - Published

One sister has DACA status, the other doesn't. Their lives are worlds apart.

As they wait to see if the Supreme Court decides the program is legal, Deysi is safe from deportation, but her younger sister is at risk.
USATODAY.com - Published

Were You Homeless in California? What Helped?

Tuesday: We want to hear from people who have experienced homelessness. Also: Catch up on the DACA case before the Supreme Court.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Time to stand up:' Undocumented immigrants who chose careers in the law await Supreme Court's ruling

The legal battle culminating at the Supreme Court has captivated one group of DACA recipients more than others: those making a career in the law.
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court to tackle Trump's DACA termination

The future of young immigrant "Dreamers" will be up to the Supreme Court as it hears arguments over the legality of President Trump's termination of the Obama-era DACA program. CBS News immigration..
CBS News - Published

Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide

An appeals court struck down a broad 1986 law under the First Amendment, saying it covers conversations between family members and legal advice.
NYTimes.com - Published

How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA

When the Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday, the administration’s attempts to end the program protecting “Dreamers” could rest on a top aide’s actions in 2017.
NYTimes.com - Published

A woman was found dead with an ax in her head. 37 years later, her husband faces charges

James Krauseneck Jr. appeared in state Supreme Court Friday, accompanied by his daughter Sara, who was a toddler at the time of the killing.
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India ramps up security ahead of verdict on contested religious site

India has increased security a week before the Supreme Court rules on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, police and home ministry..
Reuters - Published

Full Interview: Chuck Schumer, February 12

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York discusses President Trump's immigration executive order, North Korea and the future of the Supreme Court with Face the Nation host John Dickerson.
CBS News - Published

The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It’s Only Been 96 Years.

Virginia, now under Democratic control, is likely to be the 38th state to ratify the amendment. The Supreme Court could decide what happens next.
NYTimes.com - Published

Spanish court reactivates warrant for three Catalan separatist leaders: lawyer

Spain's Supreme Court has reactivated a European arrest warrant for three of the Catalan leaders who fled Spain after taking part in a failed independence bid in 2017, a lawyer for the accused said on..
Reuters - Published

From criminal inmate to criminal law

The first time Shon Hopwood got a case heard by the Supreme Court, he had never been to law school. And he was an inmate serving time for armed robbery.
CBS News - Published

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win

Nigeria's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February's presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.
Reuters - Published

Polish Supreme Court rejects vote recount bid by ruling nationalists

Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected one of six requests for a vote recount by the ruling nationalists (PiS) following the Oct. 13 election in which they narrowly lost their majority in the upper..
Reuters - Published

Polish opposition follows government in demanding partial Senate vote recount

Poland's opposition asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to approve the recount of some votes in elections for parliament's upper house, setting the scene for a dispute over a tight result a day after..
Reuters - Published

Poland's ruling nationalists ask for partial vote recount after losing Senate

Poland's ruling nationalists asked the Supreme Court on Monday to approve a recount of some votes for parliament's upper house, a move which if approved could hand them a majority in both chambers and..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Supreme Court ruling could free corruption convicts, including Lula

Brazil's Supreme Court began debating on Thursday whether to overturn a three-year-old rule that convicted criminals must go to prison right after losing their first appeal and not wait until they have..
Reuters - Published

South Korean court upholds 45-day ban on Asiana's San Francisco flights

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines' Incheon-San Francisco route for 45 days, adding to the debt-ridden carrier's headaches as it battles..
Reuters - Published

Democratic presidential candidates asked if they would pack the Supreme Court

The top 2020 Democratic presidential contenders were asked at Tuesday's debate about expanding the Supreme Court, in a concept commonly referred to as "court packing." Zoe Tillman, a legal reporter for..
CBS News - Published

Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum unavoidable

The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable.
Reuters - Published

Spaniards react to prison sentences for Catalan separatist leaders

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to up to 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, dividing opinion both in the region and..
Reuters - Published

Spain finds Catalan leaders guilty of sedition in landmark ruling over independence bid

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the region's failed bid for independence in 2017.
Reuters - Published

Spain readies for landmark ruling on Catalan independence trial

Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its highly-anticipated verdict in the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in the region's 2017 banned referendum and..
Reuters - Published

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail: judicial source

Spain's Supreme Court plans to sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source told Reuters on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Spanish court to rule on Catalan separatists early next week: sources

Spain's Supreme Court is set to announce as early as Monday its verdict in the high-stakes trial of Catalan separatist leaders over their role in a banned independence referendum, two judicial sources..
Reuters - Published

Spain's top court set to announce verdict for Catalan separatist leaders on Monday: source

Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its verdict in the trial of Catalan separatist leaders, a judicial source said on Friday, in a decision that could reignite tensions over a..
Reuters - Published

SCOTUS participants speak out after LGBT hearing

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)
USATODAY.com - Published

Protesters at high court as it weighs LGBT rights

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices hear arguments in two of the term's most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job..
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court is divided over gay, transgender job bias in civil rights case to be decided during 2020 election

The three LGBT cases are among the most important on the court's 2019 docket; the justices' rulings will come during the 2020 presidential campaign.
USATODAY.com - Published

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