Justice Kavanaugh seeks to dispel the notion that the Supreme Court is partisan
Justice Brett Kavanaugh points to the mixed decisions that emerged from the U_S_ Supreme Court this term as he seeks to dispel notions of a partisan high court, He told a judicial conference in Minnesota on Thursday that the high court is “an institution of law, not of politics, not of partisanship.”.
Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action in college admissions, says race cannot be a factor
A divided Supreme Court has struck down affirmative action in college admissions, declaring race cannot be a factor and forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies.
Justice Jackson reports flowers from Oprah, designer clothing as Thomas delays filing disclosure
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has disclosed that she received a $1,200 congratulatory floral display from Oprah Winfrey and $6,580 in designer clothing for a magazine photo shoot in her first months as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
Roberts declines Senate request to testify on court ethics
Chief Justice John Roberts has declined a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify at a hearing next week on ethical standards at the court, instead providing the panel with a statement of ethics reaffirmed by the court’s justices.
Democratic senators urge chief justice to probe Thomas trips
Senate Democrats are calling on U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to open an investigation into the undisclosed acceptance of luxury trips taken by Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife that were paid for by a Republican megadonor.
Supreme Court wrestles with lawsuit shield for social media
In its first case about the federal law that is credited with helping create the modern internet, the Supreme Court seems unlikely to side with a family wanting to hold Google liable for the death of their daughter who was killed in a terrorist attack.
Migrants near US border face cold wait for key asylum ruling
Hundreds of migrants are gathered in unusually frigid cold temperatures along the Mexican-U.S. border near El Paso, Texas, awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether and when to lift pandemic-era restrictions that prevent many from seeking asylum.
Execution of Texas inmate can’t proceed without religious requests, judge rules
A federal judge has issued a temporary order telling Texas prison officials that they can carry out next week’s scheduled execution of a death row inmate only if they grant all of his religious accommodations, including allowing his spiritual adviser to hold his hand when he receives a lethal injection.
Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling
The Supreme Court decision Thursday to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate carbon dioxide emissions could make an already grave situation worse for those most affected by air pollution and climate change, community residents and advocates fear.
What's next in the investigation of the Supreme Court leak?
Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, has tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in decades.