Supreme Court seems likely to side with Sen. Ted Cruz in campaign finance case
In 2018, Cruz, loaned his campaign $260,000, specifically so he could test an obscure campaign finance restriction that only $250,000 in personal loans can be repaid with money raised after an election.
Sotomayor, Roberts say they did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask on Supreme Court bench
The rare statements from the justices seemed aimed at knocking down reporting that Sotomayor, who has health reasons to be especially worried about contracting covid-19, was participating remotely in oral arguments because Gorsuch was not wearing a mask.
Supreme Court seems to think Boston erred by denying Christian group that wanted to fly flag at city hall
Officials had approved 284 requests for a ceremonial flag-raising before saying that a Christian flag would look like the city was endorsing religion.
Texas’s six-week abortion ban remains in effect after federal appeals court ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit rejected a request from abortion providers to send the case back to a trial court judge who previously blocked the law.
Supreme Court to hear case of high school football coach who lost job after praying with players
The case dates to 2015, when Joseph Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, offered private prayer after games and often was joined by players and coaches of both teams. An opposing coach complained, and Kennedy’s contract was not renewed.
Federal courts drop survey question about workplace misconduct, but not before judges’ staffers said they’d witnessed such problems
Concerns over how the federal judiciary handles allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and other inappropriate behavior have become a focus of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., but he has resisted calls from Congress to subject the judicial branch to outside oversight.
Supreme Court blocks Biden’s workplace vaccine rules, allows requirement for health-care workers
The administration had argued both policies were needed to push more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus but faced opposition from several Republican-led states and labor groups.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes charged with seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Rhodes, one of two people arrested Thursday, is the highest-profile defendant to date in the sprawling investigation of the Capitol attack.
Prosecutors break down charges, convictions for 725 arrested so far in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol
The U.S. attorney's office in the District released the update as the nation prepares for the one-year anniversary of the attack.
Lani Guinier, law professor and embattled Justice Department nominee, dies at 71
She was a well-regarded civil rights lawyer whose writings on race upended her nomination for a top job in the Clinton administration.
Supreme Court seems skeptical of Biden’s vaccine rules for businesses, more receptive to policy for health-care workers
The justices on Friday heard challenges to two policies that affect nearly 100 million people employed at large private businesses and health-care facilities receiving federal funds.
Lisa Brodyaga, lawyer for refugees, immigrants at Texas border, dies at 81
For more than 40 years, she provided legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Texas.
Juror revelations may jeopardize Ghislaine Maxwell convictions, experts say
After two jurors said they were sexually abused as children, defense lawyers said they’ll seek a new trial.
Supreme Court is set to review Biden’s vaccine rules for businesses, health-care workers. Here’s what to know.
The court will hear legal challenges to White House vaccination requirements Friday.
New York attorney general seeks depositions from Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr.
The former president and his children filed a motion to quash the subpoenas related to a civil probe of the Trump Organization.
Roberts says federal judiciary has some issues but doesn’t need congressional intervention
The chief justice says managing its internal affairs is “crucial” to the judiciary’s status as a coequal branch of government.
Maxwell conviction a symbolic win for sex abuse survivors, advocates say
Appeal could center on prior immunity agreement, or coronavirus concerns.
Biden administration defends its authority on vaccine policies to Supreme Court
The justices will hold a special hearing on Jan. 7 to consider polices that could affect 100 million workers
Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of trafficking girls for Jeffrey Epstein
The jury found Maxwell guilty on five of six counts, including conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and sex trafficking of an individual under 18.
Trump asks Supreme Court to consider Jan. 6 chairman’s interview with Washington Post in bid to block records
Trump’s attorneys filed a supplemental brief with the justices to include a Post article quoting Thompson’s concerns about potential criminal liability.