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  • Breyer says Supreme Court not diminished with only 8 members story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 9:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Justice Stephen Breyer said Monday that the Supreme Court has not been diminished by having only eight members since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Colorado's Allison Eid on Donald Trump's Supreme Court list story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 7:52 pm

    DENVER - Allison Eid, a Colorado Supreme Court justice, is on Donald Trump's list of possible successors to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Reed: High court nominee Garland 'supremely well-qualified' 
    Updated: May-17-16 2:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland is "supremely well-qualified" and deserves a fair hearing.

  • Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 7:05 am

    WASHINGTON - The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.

  • Leahy: New cases show why Supreme Court needs 9 justices 
    Updated: May-17-16 12:39 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is pointing to two new unresolved court cases as signs that the Supreme Court needs a full complement of nine justices.

  • Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan 
    Updated: May-16-16 8:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case's path to the Supreme Court.

  • Senate confirms Obama judicial nominee for Maryland 
    Updated: May-16-16 6:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed one of President Barack Obama's nominees to be a federal judge in Maryland, overcoming opposition from some conservatives who felt nominee Paula Xinis was too tough on law enforcement in her career as a lawyer and assistant federal public defender.

  • Obama says Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee 
    Updated: May-16-16 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president's nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars.

  • Thomas: It's been a 'most difficult term' on Supreme Court 
    Updated: May-15-16 11:18 am

    HILLSDALE, Michigan - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas tells graduates of a conservative Michigan college it's been a "most difficult term" on the court since the death of Antonin Scalia.

  • Mitchell, Collins, speak at Maine commencement ceremonies 
    Updated: May-14-16 2:20 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Sen. Susan Collins used a law school commencement address Saturday to decry the politicization of the U.S. Supreme Court while peace negotiator and former Senate leader George Mitchell challenged University of Southern Maine graduates to speak out against discrimination and injustice.

  • Supreme Court pick to address grads at Illinois high school 
    Updated: May-12-16 6:28 pm

    CHICAGO - A principal in suburban Chicago says Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland will address this year's seniors at the high school where he graduated in 1970.

  • Sen. Markey: Court nominee Garland 'eminently qualified' 
    Updated: May-11-16 4:45 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says President Obama's Supreme Court pick is "an eminently qualified nominee" who deserves a hearing and a vote.

  • Hassan hits Washington 'dysfunction,' outlines Senate goals 
    Updated: May-11-16 1:31 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan said Wednesday that combating climate change, supporting women's reproductive rights and making college more affordable will be some of her top priorities if elected to the U.S. Senate.

  • White House sends high-court pick's questionnaire to Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 6:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland detailed his most significant cases in thousands of pages of documents submitted to Congress Tuesday, including his role as a federal prosecutor in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing case and the prosecution of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

  • Johnson meets with Garland, still won't confirm him 
    Updated: May-10-16 5:50 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he has met with President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee but he still doesn't want the Senate to confirm him.

  • Obama allies use Trump to press GOP on Supreme Court nominee story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 2:30 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Proponents of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee believe they have a new winning argument to get the Republican-led Senate to act - the prospect of Donald Trump choosing someone to fill the vacancy.

  • Ayotte's Senate rival trying to hang Trump around her neck 
    Updated: May-07-16 2:56 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte casts herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid. But now she's trying to fight off a different label, one that Democrats will assign her at every turn: Loyal ally of Donald Trump.

  • Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.

  • Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:52 am

    WASHINGTON - A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.

  • Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 3:48 am

    WASHINGTON - Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

  • Okla. senators thank Garland for bombing work, oppose vote 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - Oklahoma Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford say they have thanked Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for his lead role investigating the 1995 bombing at the federal building in Oklahoma City.

  • Grayson, Jolly get crowd-sourced questions in debate 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 9:07 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson and David Jolly answered questions Monday about allowing a vote on the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, the financial system, the influence of money on the political system and climate change from actor Mark Ruffalo, as well as regular voters, during a debate in which questions were crowd-sourced.