Though Trump’s picks showed a willingness to move the court right, their disagreements have captured the most attention.

The Trump administration says the program is likely illegal, but lower courts have upheld it.

The state was among several that wanted to get rid of the most common procedure.


The Trump administration provided a “contrived” reason for including it and the Commerce Department must provide a clearer explanation, the high court ruled.

The 5-4 ruling, which upholds congressional maps drawn by Republicans and Democrats, comes as the public appears to have grown more outraged by the partisan practice.

Maryland’s 6th District won’t be redrawn before 2020. Gov. Hogan and state Democrats remain divided on how to proceed.

In a separate case, the high court affirmed the central role of juries in imposing criminal penalties in the federal court system.

Artist Erik Brunetti sued the government after it refused to register the trademark for his FUCT brand.

The case involves another controversy over the Affordable Care Act.

Flowers has been tried six times for a 1996 quadruple murder in Mississippi.

A familiar split in a property rights case leads to fierce debate between John G. Roberts Jr. and Elena Kagan.

“The cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol, but that fact should not blind us to everything else that the Bladensburg Cross has come to represent,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote in the 7-to-2 decision.

A shaky majority says Congress was allowed to defer some decisions to the attorney general.

He took a sabbatical from the solicitor general’s office to join the special counsel’s team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

The 5-to-4 decision could give an advantage to Democrats this fall.

The justices rejected a concerted effort by groups of conservatives and liberals seeking to persuade the court that the exception to the Constitution’s double jeopardy clause is not warranted.

The justices deliberated for months on whether to accept the Oregon case.

John Roberts fills a pivotal role in politically fraught decisions on the census and gerrymandering.

In unusual motion, they ask justices to send case back to lower court to consider new allegations of partisan intent.

Justices must decide two dozen cases before the end of June.

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