Latest from Robert Barnes

Supreme Court seems likely to back limits on immigrants seeking green cards

Those who entered the country illegally and now have temporary protection want the court to agree they can seek permanent residency.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Biden administration asks Supreme Court not to hear challenge to all-male military draft

The government says Congress is studying recommendations that women be required to register, and that constitutional questions can wait.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Supreme Court strikes another pandemic-related restriction on religious services

A new majority on the court, with Amy Coney Barrett playing a decisive role, sides with religious challengers to California restriction.
  • Apr 10, 2021

Justice Breyer warns proponents of packing Supreme Court to ‘think long and hard’ about the risks

The court’s senior liberal justice said its decisions on President Donald Trump’s election challenges illustrated independence despite the conservative majority.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Supreme Court sides with Google in multibillion-dollar copyright dispute with Oracle

The justices ruled that Google did not violate copyright law when it developed its Android mobile operating system using code from Oracle.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Supreme Court vacates ruling barring Trump from blocking Twitter critics, saying case is moot

There were no noted dissents, but Justice Clarence Thomas wrote separately to say the court at some point will need to examine the power of tech media companies.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in class-action dispute over robo-texts

In other unanimous votes, the court sided with the state of Georgia in a years-long battle with Florida over the oyster industry and with the FCC in a media-ownership dispute.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Supreme Court skeptical of NCAA’s case for withholding benefits from student athletes

The NCAA is contesting a lower-court ruling that would allow colleges to offer greater academic-related benefits to Division I football and men’s and women’s basketball players.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Supreme Court to decide if Ky. attorney general can intervene to defend abortion restrictions

The procedural case does not require change in court’s abortion jurisprudence.
  • Mar 29, 2021

Supreme Court divides on when a shooting by police can be considered excessive force

A majority opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts says an unconstitutional “seizure” can take place even if the person is able to evade arrest.
  • Mar 25, 2021