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Supreme Court Allows Trump To Enforce Rule Barring Green Cards For Migrants Using Social Services

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Enforce Rule Barring Green Cards For Migrants Using Social Services

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   The Supreme Court Monday allowed the Trump administration to enforce a new rule that will deny green cards to foreign nationals who use taxpayer-funded social services, lifting lower court injunctions that blocked the change. The 5-4 vote followed familiar ideological lines, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, […]

Pension Plan Members Argue Before Supreme Court About Right to Sue for Risky Investments

Pension Plan Members Argue Before Supreme Court About Right to Sue for Risky Investments

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—Defined benefit plan participants should be allowed to sue plan administrators for fiduciary breaches even when the retirement plan is overfunded and participants have not lost money, a lawyer for participants told the Supreme Court. A company retirement plan is said to be “overfunded” when its assets exceed its liabilities, allowing the surplus […]

Supreme Court Legal Fights to Watch in 2020

Supreme Court Legal Fights to Watch in 2020

BY JANITA KAN  As the U.S. Supreme Court enters into the new year, the justices are preparing to confront a series of hot-button issues in the second half of what is widely viewed as a historic term. Since the start of the term in October, the court has already heard arguments on a number of high profile cases […]

POLITICS | Does The First Amendment Protect Revenge Porn? An Illinois Woman Wants SCOTUS To Decide

POLITICS | Does The First Amendment Protect Revenge Porn? An Illinois Woman Wants SCOTUS To Decide

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   An Illinois woman will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her challenge to a state law barring the non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, colloquially known as “revenge porn.” Though the Supreme Court’s First Amendment precedents are generally protective of explicit or obscene images, the justices may consider […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Revive Law Banning Homeless From Sleeping Outdoors

Supreme Court Refuses to Revive Law Banning Homeless From Sleeping Outdoors

BY JANITA KAN   The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a city’s bid to overturn a lower court decision that prevented officials from prosecuting the homeless for sleeping outdoors when no other shelter is available. The appeal from Boise, Idaho, asked the top court to overturn a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit […]

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—Federal law bars Montana landowners from suing for damages to restore a polluted copper-smelting site to pristine, pre-smelting condition, which is beyond the current goal of the federal Superfund program that governs the remediation project, the Supreme Court heard Dec. 3. The litigation is important because any decision the high court renders could give landowners […]

The Supreme Court Heard Its First Gun Rights Case In Years. It Might Be A Misfire

The Supreme Court Heard Its First Gun Rights Case In Years. It Might Be A Misfire

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT The Supreme Court heard a challenge Monday to New York City rules that imposed onerous restrictions on gun transportation.  After the Supreme Court decided to hear the case, New York relaxed the challenged guidelines and asked the justices to dismiss the case as “moot,” arguing the new regulations gave the plaintiffs […]

Sheriffs Group Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down New York City Gun Rules

Sheriffs Group Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down New York City Gun Rules

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   The National Sheriffs’ Association is leading a coalition of police and Second Amendment groups urging the Supreme Court to strike down New York City’s gun transportation rules. The sheriffs argue in a brief before the justices that the public safety rationale the city uses to justify the rule does not […]

Justice Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Health Scare

Justice Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Health Scare

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned home Sunday, following a brief hospitalization for chills and fever. The 86-year-old justice was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for evaluation and treatment of possible infections, according to a Saturday night statement from the high court. A Court spokesperson said […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized

HENRY RODGERS CAPITOL HILL REPORTER . Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore Friday night after symptoms of chills and a fever. Ginsburg, 86, was originally evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before being transferred for further tests, the Supreme Court said in a statement Saturday. Ginsburg […]

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