- Ginsburg: Having only 8 justices hamstrings Supreme Court Updated: May-26-16 6:06 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that having only eight high court justices isn't good, resulting in some 4-4 splits this year that denied litigants an opinion.
- Hatch editorial on Supreme Court nominee posted early Updated: May-26-16 4:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest editorial he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly posted early shows he had already made up his mind.
- Chief Justice John Roberts speaks on diversity, consensus Updated: May-25-16 4:32 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices is important, although he admits he can't do it on his own.
- Breyer says Supreme Court not diminished with only 8 members 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.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Colorado's Allison Eid on Donald Trump's Supreme Court list 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.
- State council steps aside; law school to be named for Scalia Updated: May-17-16 3:03 pm
McLEAN, Virginia - George Mason University is free to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after a state council decided Tuesday it had no oversight role in the matter.
- 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 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.
- AG: State council has no say on naming law school for Scalia Updated: May-16-16 3:18 pm
LEXINGTON, Virginia - Virginia's attorney general's office says George Mason University does not need state approval to name its law school for the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
- 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.
- 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.
- White House sends high-court pick's questionnaire to Senate 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.
- Obama allies use Trump to press GOP on Supreme Court nominee 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.
- Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm
ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.
- 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.
- Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court 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?
- High court seems poised to overturn McDonnell conviction Updated: Apr-27-16 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's federal bribery conviction.