The Supreme Court on Monday held that Missouri can execute a man who claims to suffer from a medical condition that will make lethal injection excruciatingly painful.
The Supreme Court has never blocked a congressional map for being too politically partisan, although cases have frequently come before the panel on the issue.
The case involves a Marine veteran who is demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs provide him with retroactive disability payments for post-traumatic stress disorder he developed while serving in brutal battles in Vietnam.
"At some point, this Court will need to decide whether governments that distribute historic preservation funds may deny funds to religious organizations simply because the organizations are religious," Kavanaugh wrote.
Rep. Steve Scalise says he's "very confident" that the justices will side in his favor for the cross on a World War I memorial.
The justices sparred over the meaning of a 93-year-old Latin cross that looms large over a crowded Maryland intersection in the suburbs of the nation's capital.
The justices on Wednesday are set to hear arguments over whether a giant, four-story WWI memorial cross located in a busy Maryland intersection and maintained by the government can remain standing.
In a unanimous holding, the justices for the first time incorporated the 8th Amendment's protection against excessive fines to the states.
Short's return to the administration comes as the Trump campaign and White House gear up for what will likely be a tough 2020 re-election campaign.
Now the stage is set for an abortion battle at the high court during the most heated months of the 2020 presidential election next year.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for legislation that would prohibit late-term abortions during his State of the Union address, citing controversial comments recently made by the embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.
The case is shaping up to be an important test of President Donald Trump's two appointees to the high court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
The proposal, which would raise trillions of dollars to fund a host of social programs that are key to the Massachusetts senator's agenda, would awaken an area of constitutional law that has lain dormant for decades, experts say.
Speculation about Trump's next potential nominee has taken on newfound significance because of concerns about liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health.
Two doctors are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a Louisiana law they say could cripple abortion access in the state starting next week.
In an opinion delivered for a unanimous court, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that courts must decide whether an exception in the Federal Arbitration Act for transportation workers applies before requiring arbitration.
The prospects of tension and stalemate for the next two years of divided government make Trump's relationship with McConnell all the more important for the president's policy goals — and potential political survival.
The court would have taken up the cases had either Justice Brett Kavanaugh or Chief Justice John Roberts wanted to do so.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical of Apple on Monday during oral argument in a case that could permit iPhone owners to move forward with an antitrust suit against the company for allegedly inflating the prices in its App Store.
Just days before the Federalist Society's annual convention is set to begin, some of the right-leaning organization's most prominent members have banded together to form a group that believes Trump has undermined the rule of law.