Justices deny review of gun-rights appeals
February 24th, 2014
04:35 PM ET
7 months ago

Justices deny review of gun-rights appeals

(CNN) – The Supreme Court for now is staying out of the hot-button issue of concealed weapons laws.

The Justices on Monday declined to review two cases brought by the National Rifle Association that deal with whether those age 18-20 can buy and then carry handguns in public for self-defense.

The justices gave no reason for denying those cases and a third gun-control appeal on out-of-state weapon transfers.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Supreme Court
Obama, Harper differences over Keystone pipeline on display at summit
February 20th, 2014
01:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama, Harper differences over Keystone pipeline on display at summit

(CNN) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday said a report on the Keystone XL pipeline was "pretty definitive" in its assessment that it would not affect climate change, an issue President Barack Obama says must be part of the discussion.

The comments by the two leaders came at a news conference following a summit of the leaders of North America, which brought together Harper, Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Toluca, Mexico.

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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
New TV ad urges high court to allow cameras
February 18th, 2014
09:16 PM ET
7 months ago

New TV ad urges high court to allow cameras

Washington (CNN) – A new television ad urges what the U.S. Supreme Court has been loathing for decades to allow: cameras in its marble-walled courtroom.

Eleven media and public transparency groups released the ad Tuesday in the Washington, D.C. area and some cable television outlets, saying "It's time for a more open judiciary."

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Memo reveals Clinton's difficulty over Supreme Court choice
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer in March 2012.
February 17th, 2014
12:32 PM ET
7 months ago

Memo reveals Clinton's difficulty over Supreme Court choice

(CNN) - Newly uncovered documents from a confidante of Hillary Clinton are making headlines about the former first lady. But they also reveal new details about legacy moments in her husband's presidency that were frustrating and distracting to the White House.

It seemed as if Bill Clinton had too many choices in his first chance to name a Supreme Court justice and not enough for his second.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Supreme Court
Analysis: Justice Thomas comments spark fresh debate on race
February 12th, 2014
02:32 PM ET
7 months ago

Analysis: Justice Thomas comments spark fresh debate on race

(CNN) – Justice Clarence Thomas rarely speaks from the bench but his comments in less formal settings are often illuminating, often controversial - especially on race.

It is a topic that continues to engage the national debate, especially when it comes from the mind of the Supreme Court's only African-American jurist.

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Filed under: Clarence Thomas • Supreme Court
Charity gets win for now over Obamacare on contraception
January 24th, 2014
04:25 PM ET
8 months ago

Charity gets win for now over Obamacare on contraception

(CNN) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday will enable a religious-affiliated non-profit and other groups like it to remain temporarily exempt from Obamacare requirements to cover birth control and other reproductive health they oppose for religious reasons.

The justices extended an injunction first granted on an emergency basis just before the New Year for a Catholic charity for the elderly run by nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment
January 22nd, 2014
04:20 PM ET
8 months ago

Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment

4:55 p.m. ET, 1/22/2014

(CNN) - A judge has denied Tuesday a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to delay his and his wife's arraignment in federal court by one week.

The arraignment is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. in Richmond.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Supreme Court to take major look at privacy in digital age
January 17th, 2014
03:28 PM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court to take major look at privacy in digital age

(CNN) - The Supreme Court will undertake a major examination of privacy in the digital age, after accepting review Friday of a pair of appeals over whether police must obtain a warrant to search data on the cellphone of a person under arrest.

Criminal suspects in Massachusetts and California were convicted, in part, after phone numbers, text

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High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
January 13th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
8 months ago

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Abortion • Arizona • Supreme Court
Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments
January 13th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
8 months ago

Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments

Updated 6:04 p.m. ET, 1/13/2014

(CNN) - Supreme Court appeared on Monday to lean toward Congress in the fight over presidential recess appointments – those placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

It’s a high-stakes constitutional and political confrontation over a practice that has accelerated in recent years due to partisan gridlock in Congress.

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Filed under: Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Supreme Court
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