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Law Supreme Court (U.S.)

  • Gorsuch faces travel ban questions at confirmation hearing

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorusch faces questions from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on how he would rule on potential religious tests and Trump's controversial travel ban toward Muslim-majority countries.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case that involves the Xbox 360 owners' attempts to get class action status for...

  • President Donald Trump's nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court is sworn in and makes his statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first of day of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Monday March 20, 2017.

    Making promises isn't appropriate for any judge,"no matter who's doing the asking," Gorsuch tells senators at his confirmation hearing.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says a company that makes adult diapers did not wait too long to sue a rival for copying its patented design. The justices ruled 7-1 Tuesday that Sweden- based SCA Hygiene Products AB could take legal action against New York- based First Quality Baby Products LLC for violating patents on its adult incontinence products.

  • WASHINGTON— Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006.. The basic idea is that Congress writes laws that often aren't crystal clear.

  • While the New Jersey Supreme Court didn't address the constitutionality of the internet ban, it characterized it as "overbroad" and ruled the plaintiff deserved a full parole board hearing. The case has similarities to a North Carolina case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in which a convicted sex offender mounted a First Amendment challenge to a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act says a person nominated for a post requiring Senate confirmation can't serve in the same position on a temporary basis. But he never won Senate...

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch listens during the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Here's a look at the major factors at play as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters his second day of confirmation hearings in the Senate.

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch after he arrived for the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Here are five things to watch for during the next three days as Gorsuch, and his supporters and detractors, testify under oath.

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives for the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Democrats repeatedly brought up Republican efforts to deny Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing.

  • Neil Gorsuch speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump nominated him to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.

    Gorsuch will face Democrats concerned about his conservative credentials and angry about refusal to consider Obama's choice.

  • A protester dress like Donald Duck hands out 'Trump Ducks' while protesting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lack of tax returns released to the public outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016.

    Proposed legislation in several states would compel presidential candidates to disclose tax returns.

  • WASHINGTON— When Democrats question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation hearing next week, they'll probably ask a lot about something called "Chevron deference." But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006.. The basic idea is that Congress writes laws that often...

  • That pace didn't sit well with Gorsuch, a judge for the Denver- based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and now President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2010, Gorsuch sided with the Environmental Protection Agency when a magnesium company challenged the EPA's new interpretation of a rule regulating byproducts created by the company's...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump will nominate Washington lawyer Noel Francisco to be solicitor general.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by a former trader with Swiss global financial services company UBS AG to dismiss a criminal indictment filed by U.S. prosecutors over his alleged role in Libor benchmark interest rate manipulation. The court's decision not to hear the appeal brought by Swiss citizen Roger Darin means the 2012...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- A coalition of 53 companies on Thursday backed transgender rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, signing on to a brief supporting a Virginia student who is fighting to use the school bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. The court has scheduled oral arguments for March 28 on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- A coalition of 53 companies on Thursday backed transgender rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, signing on to a brief supporting a Virginia student who is fighting to use the school bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. The court has scheduled oral arguments for March 28 on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- A coalition of 53 companies on Thursday backed transgender rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, signing on to a brief supporting a Virginia student who is fighting to use the school bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. The court has scheduled oral arguments for March 28 on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- A coalition of 53 companies on Thursday backed transgender rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, signing on to a brief supporting a Virginia student who is fighting to use the school bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity. The court has scheduled oral arguments for March 28 on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia...