The Eighth Amendment bars the federal government from imposing excessive fines. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that the limit also applies to states and cities.
"It has nothing to do with our gender or identity — we are the best for the job."
Trump’s DC Circuit Nominee — And Reported Supreme Court Contender — Wrote Inflammatory Op-Eds In College
Neomi Rao is nominated for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s former seat on the DC Circuit.
The Supreme Court Will, Again, Consider If Redistricting Decisions Can Be So Partisan That They’re Illegal
Even if “partisan gerrymandering” can be addressed by courts, the Supreme Court would also need to decide how courts determine how much partisanship is too much — something the justices have been unwilling to address in the past.
A Court Just Ruled Trump's Transgender Military Ban Should Take Effect, But It Won’t Change Anything Yet
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit contends it's not a ban because transgender people can serve as their birth sex — that is, they can pretend they're not transgender.
Trump's efforts to ban transgender military service have been blocked by lower courts. Challengers asked the Supreme Court on Friday to keep it that way.
Judges confirmed to federal appeals courts in the past two years are already staking out strong positions on guns, abortion, political speech, and agency power.
"Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease," according to a statement from the court.
All 83 Of The Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Were Dismissed Because He's On The Supreme Court Now
A panel of judges concluded that Kavanaugh is no longer covered by the judiciary's disciplinary system now that he's a Supreme Court justice.
"[T]he government is simply wrong."
The Justice Department heads back to the justices.
Kavanaugh Sided With The Liberal Wing Of The Supreme Court In Declining To Hear Planned Parenthood Cases
Two cases that threatened to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood will not go before the Supreme Court after a majority of justices declined to take them up.
"I know the pain we feel at losing Brett is the price of deep love. He always said ‘I love you, mum’ when he called and I can still hear him say it now."
We are not headed backward into the land before Roe v. Wade — we are headed forward into uncharted territory.
Fairfax Media and the ABC are trying to add four new witnesses to the actor's defamation case against them, a court has heard.
The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban
Courts have been skeptical of the administration’s attempts to bar transgender people from serving in the military.
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said. Trump, in response, took to Twitter to fight back.
“Because Whitaker’s appointment does not satisfy the Appointments Clause, it is unlawful, and he cannot serve as Acting Attorney General,” the lawyers wrote.
The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Over What Evidence Can Be Used In The Census Citizenship Question Case
If the Justice Department is successful in its arguments, those challenging the actions of other agencies could face limits on how they can make their case.
Kavanaugh wasn’t on the lineup to speak at the Federalist Society’s annual convention, but was recognized at the kick-off dinner.
Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is being questioned as possibly illegal. His qualifications aren't winning praise either.
Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the court and a liberal darling, fractured three ribs after falling in her office.
The last time the administration asked the court to consider DACA's legality, the court told the Justice Department it wanted to hear from the appeals court first.
The president pounced on the news that Sen. Chuck Grassley had referred Judy Munro-Leighton to the FBI after she admitted to making a false complaint against Kavanaugh.
The justices, however, strongly suggested that the 9th Circuit should take another look at the case before it goes to trial.
The order comes days before the trial is scheduled to begin.
The time has come for the left to constrain the court and limit the power of its right-wing majority.
“Is there any limit on the government’s power?” Justice Neil Gorsuch asked.
Multiple ethics complaints have been filed against Kavanaugh, including about his heated Senate testimony last week.
Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday in a historically tight vote, and has now been sworn in to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy.