Adding justices or term limits sparks sharp debate on Supreme Court commission
White House group met Friday to begin assembling a report to President Biden on options for change.
Justice Department will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law while legal fights play out
In a separate case, the high court allowed the law to go into effect on a divisive 5 to 4 vote last month.
Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court rules against Justice Dept.
Biden administration sought to lift six-week ban while litigation over the law continues.
Supreme Court to consider Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
A lower court said the sentence was tainted by errors in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s 2015 trial.
Biden administration: Texas abortion ban, in place despite constitutional questions, offers road map for other states
New court filings describe Texans fleeing to other states for abortions, with the poor and undocumented left behind.
Supreme Court seems willing to let Kentucky attorney general pick up defense of abortion law
Two courts have found the restrictions unconstitutional, but the case before the Supreme Court is about only who can continue the legal fight.
Appeals court reinstates Texas’s six-week abortion ban, two days after it was lifted
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Friday asked the appeals court to reinstate the law halting most abortions “as soon as possible.”
Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas abortion ban; state will appeal
It was not immediately clear whether abortions after six weeks would quickly resume at any clinics.
Supreme Court considers whether information widely known can be state secret
Abu Zubaida, once thought to be an al-Qaeda leader, is seeking information about what he says was CIA-sponsored torture.
Abortion rights advocates, in ‘legal limbo,’ go out of state to try to block Texas law
Doctor who admitted performing an abortion that is now illegal in Texas asked a judge in Illinois to declare the six-week ban unconstitutional.
Supreme Court takes the bench after long absence, but things have changed
The court remains closed to the public, and a masked, limited audience witnessed Monday’s arguments.
In political spotlight, Supreme Court embarks on extraordinarily controversial term
Abortion, gun control and religious rights confront a court in transition and with an uncertain future.
A federal judge presses Texas on ‘very unusual’ abortion ban that uses citizen enforcement of its restrictive state law
The Justice Department wants an injunction lifting the most restrictive abortion law in the country.
Alito defends letting Texas abortion law take effect, says Supreme Court critics want to intimidate justices
In a speech Thursday at the University of Notre Dame, the veteran conservative justice assailed use of the term “shadow docket” to describe the emergency applications that come before the court, and sought to rebut criticism that he and other members of the court had effectively overturned the constitutional protection of abortion in Texas.
Appeals court appears reluctant to say Guantánamo detainees have due process rights
The influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday reviewed the case of Abdulsalam al-Hela, who has been held at the military detention facility without charge or trial since 2004.
Supreme Court will hear Ted Cruz’s challenge of campaign contribution limit
The Texas Republican created a test case on limits to post-election contributions to repay a candidate’s loans to a campaign.
Texas defends law that has halted most abortions in the state
The Justice Department has sued the state of Texas to block enforcement of the ban that makes no exceptions for rape, sexual assault or incest.
Supreme Court observers see trouble ahead as public approval of justices erodes
With the court about to open potentially its most divisive terms in years, a debate rages over whether the nine justices are too political — and too powerful.
The man behind Texas abortion lawsuit is better known as an anti-tax crusader
Oscar Stilley, a disbarred lawyer and felon, has a long history of using the courts to test the government.