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Ginsburg, other justices 'healthy' as U.S. Supreme Court adjusts to coronavirus

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a reception where she was presented with an honorary doctoral degree at the University of Buffalo School of Law in Buffalo, New York, U.Supreme Court justices, including 87-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, are all healthy, with some participating remotely in a private meeting on Friday as they weigh how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic, a court spokeswoman said.

U.S. Supreme Court maroons filmmaker in Blackbeard video piracy fight

Supreme Court on Monday delivered a legal broadside to a filmmaker who documented the recovery of notorious English pirate Blackbeard’s wrecked ship, refusing to revive his video piracy lawsuit that sought monetary damages from North Carolina.“The court unanimously upheld longstanding precedents recognizing that all states retain certain core aspects of sovereignty, including sovereign immunity from copyright lawsuits,” Stein said.

U.S. Supreme Court lets states bar insanity defense

Supreme Court on Monday limited the rights of criminal defendants, declaring that states can bar them from using the so-called insanity defense in a ruling involving a Kansas man sentenced to death for killing four members of his family.It has just not adopted the particular insanity defense Kahler would like.

U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a win to President Donald Trump by leaving in effect a policy that requires thousands of people seeking asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.FILE PHOTO: Migrants, most of them asylum seekers sent back to Mexico from the U.

Democratic U.S. Senator Schumer expresses regret for Supreme Court comments

I never, never would do such a thing,” Schumer said on the Senate floor amid Republican demands that he apologize for his comments about Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.” “Of course I didn’t intend to suggest anything other than political and public-opinion consequences for the Supreme Court.

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward SEC's power to recover ill-gotten gains

Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared inclined to back the Securities and Exchange Commission’s power to use federal courts to force defendants to surrender profits obtained through fraud as part of enforcement of investor-protection laws.FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court building exterior seen in Washington, U.

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Democratic bid to defend Obamacare

The impetus for the Supreme Court case was a 2018 ruling by a federal judge in Texas that Obamacare as currently structured in light of a key Republican-backed change made by Congress violates the U.The coalition of Democratic-led states have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a Dec.

U.S. Supreme Court conservatives question consumer agency structure

Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to a challenge backed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the structure of a federal agency assigned to protect consumers in the financial sector.If the court were to issue a broad ruling giving the president more powers it could affect agencies like the U.

U.S. Supreme Court gives states latitude to prosecute illegal immigrants

Though immigration-related employment fraud is a federal matter, Kansas contended that its prosecutions were not immigration-related and did not conflict with federal immigration law.In Tuesday’s ruling, Alito wrote, “The submission of tax-withholding forms is fundamentally unrelated to the federal employment verification system.

U.S. Supreme Court gives states latitude to prosecute illegal immigrants

Though immigration-related employment fraud is a federal matter, Kansas contended that its prosecutions were not immigration-related and did not conflict with federal immigration law.In Tuesday’s ruling, Alito wrote, “The submission of tax-withholding forms is fundamentally unrelated to the federal employment verification system.

U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against Walgreens

FILE PHOTO: A sign rests on a counter at a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, TX, U.The case tested the allowances companies must make for employees for religious reasons to comply with a federal anti-discrimination law called Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear religious fight over same-sex foster care

Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major religious rights dispute involving the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic agency that bars same-sex couples from serving as foster parents.As part of the case, Catholic Social Services asked the court to overturn a 1990 Supreme Court ruling, called Employment Division v.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Apple appeal in patent fight with VirnetX

FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is shown atop an Apple store at a shopping mall in La Jolla, California, U.The justices rejected Apple’s appeal in the long-running case in which a federal jury in 2016 found that Apple had infringed VirnetX’s patents and awarded $302 million.