The U.S. Supreme Court onTuesday appeared divided as it weighed whether people who havefiled for bankruptcy can sue companies that attempted to collectold debt from them that was not required to be paid back becauseof state statutes of limitations.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to consider Governor Chris Christie's bid to bring sports betting to New Jersey and asked President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to offer its views on the matter.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the case of a Filipino burglar from Northern California to decide whether to make it easier or harder for the government to deport thousands of noncitizens who have crimes on their records.
German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda.
Germany's supreme court has rejected a lawmakers' bid to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda.
Donald Trump's team, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, is gently sussing out what it would take to win enough support in the Senate to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court -- a surprisingly tough prospect with the threat of a filibuster looming and a quick deadline set by Trump.
The court ruled Friday that Henderson violated rules of professional conduct by simultaneously representing the state in the prosecution of David Camm and pursuing a book deal in the case in which the former Indiana state trooper was accused of killing his wife, Kimberly, and their two children in the fall of 2000. [...] noting (Henderson's) misconduct occurred in connection with a single, unu...
The justices on Wednesday are hearing an appeal from former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other former U.S. officials that seeks to shut down the lawsuit that human rights lawyers have filed on behalf of Abbasi and others over their harsh treatment and prolonged detention. "Senior government officials should not be regularly second-guessed by lawsuits s...
The Supreme Court agreed to consider a dispute between Novartis and Amgen that could determine how soon cheaper, copycat versions of biotechnology drugs can be sold to consumers.
The U.S. Supreme Court onFriday agreed to decide whether firms collecting on debt theybought for pennies on the dollar can be held liable in lawsuitsbrought by debtors they targeted under a federal law crackingdown on debt collectors' abusive practices.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a dispute over whether companies that make copycat versions of biologic drugs must wait six months after winning federal approval to begin selling them.
President-elect Donald Trump is looking for a surefire conservative for the Supreme Court, and Senate Democrats are vowing to fight his choice.
Hospital and municipal leaders gathered Thursday for their long-awaited chance to argue before the Illinois Supreme Court whether a law allowing not-for-profit hospitals to skip paying property taxes is constitutional.
A Guatemalan judge has alleged that a Supreme Court justice tried to intervene improperly in a corruption case involving her son.
President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from CBS News' Major Garrett about his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and his timeline for a Supreme Court nomination.
In a strong indication that his main priority remains choosing an unwavering conservative, he thanked leaders of two leading conservative groups for their help vetting candidates.
U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute over the level of education that U.S. public schools owe to millions of children with disabilities, one of the most significant special-education cases to reach the high court in decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block the scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate who killed two men after one of them mocked him for falling for a fake drug deal. Wilkins' attorneys had argued to the Supreme Court that he had poor legal help at his trial and during earlier appeals and that the courts improperly refused to authorize money for a more thorough investigation of tho...
President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate a Supreme Court justice within the first two weeks of taking office for the seat of the late Antonin Scalia.
NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he expects to nominate new Supreme Court justice within two weeks of inauguration.
The Supreme Court will take up a potentially momentous education case on Wednesday and try to clarify the rights of the nation's 6.7 million schoolchildren with disabilities.
What is the difference between a "cash discount" and a "credit-card surcharge" at the corner store? New York permits merchants to offer the first while prohibiting the second, prompting Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over how far the government may go in regulating price information.
New York merchants are fighting for the right to ask customers to pay a surcharge for paying with plastic.
Justices blocked a ruling by a trial court, which had ordered special elections after deciding that the state's legislative map had been tainted by racial gerrymandering.
Advocates say it is the most important special-education case in decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struggled over how to decide a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who make purchases with a credit card instead of cash.
A prosecutor at Greece's Supreme Court recommended on Tuesday the court reject an extradition request for two Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after a failed July military coup in their country.
Attorneys for the city of Dayton want the justices to reject a law passed by the Legislature that took effect in 2015 and sharply restricted camera use. Supporters say cameras increase safety by deterring drivers from speeding and running red lights while freeing up police resources for other duty.
Family members said Monday they were disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving their former foster daughter, a girl with Native American ancestry who was ordered removed from their Santa Clarita home and reunited with relatives in Utah.
The justices appeared deeply skeptical of a Colorado law that makes it hard for criminal defendants whose convictions are overturned to get refunds of fines and restitution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members said Monday they were disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving their former foster daughter, a girl with Native American ancestry who was ordered removed from their California home and reunited with relatives in Utah. Lawmakers found that Native American families were broken up at disproportionately high rates, and that ...
A UCLA law professor goes before the Supreme Court on Monday urging the justices to rule the Constitution requires the government to refund fines and fees from people whose criminal convictions are reversed.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court's decision that an online advertising site accused by three young women of facilitating child sex trafficking was protected by a federal law that has shielded website operators from liability for content posted by others.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dow Chemical Co's (DOW.N) bid to revive its claim to more than $1 billion in tax deductions based on partnerships the company entered into that lower courts said were created primarily to avoid tax liability and had no legitimate business purpose.
The high court ruled 7-0 in Circuit Judge Jeff Weill's (WEEL) favor Thursday, in one of a number of legal cases that sprang from Weill's dispute with Hinds County's public defender office. Randy Harris, then a private lawyer, was named by Weill to represent a defendant in a child pornography case after Weill refused to appoint public defenders to represent people without money.
The Supreme Court wars escalated this week when Democrats signaled they are ready to fight for the seat they believe should have gone to Merrick Garland, and already the prospect of the nuclear option is being discussed.
Ohio Supreme Court delays serial killer's execution date COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to delay the execution date for a Cleveland man convicted of killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home.
(AP) — West Virginia has a new interim administrative director of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court of Appeals said in a news release that Johnson served as chairman of the West Virginia Court Improvement Program Oversight Board beginning in 2001 and helped establish the first West Virginia University College of Law class on children and the law.
At a news conference, Jan. 4, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) referenced comments made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that seemed to imply Democrats would be willing to block President-elect Trump's Supreme Court nominee indefinitely.
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