Mark Sherman

Trump scorned Chief Justice John Roberts but could need his Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON — It’s a safe bet that when Chief Justice John Roberts and Donald Trump meet outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day,... Read more

AP interview: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't want to envision a Donald Trump win

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn’t want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House,... Read more

Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting ...

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from... Read more

Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two... Read more

Supreme Court rules for Muslim denied job over headscarf

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a... Read more

Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments... Read more

Justices sympathetic to man deported from Kansas for minor drug crime

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been receptive in recent years to immigrants who are fighting deportation from the United States over... Read more

Court's decision on gay marriage looms

WASHINGTON — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of broadcasters vs. Aereo Inc.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from... Read more

In 5-4 ruling, U.S. Supreme Court allows prayer at council meetings

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they... Read more

Supreme Court will hear objections to contraceptives mandate

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law, whether businesses can use... Read more

Justice Department secretly obtains Associated Press phone records

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what... Read more

Q-and-A: Supreme Court has range of options on gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex... Read more

High court rejects part of immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking... Read more

Alito is court's lonely voice on First Amendment

WASHINGTON — Alone among his colleagues, Justice Samuel Alito chose privacy over free speech Wednesday in the Supreme Court’s consideration of protests... Read more

Kansas native recalls 'humiliating' arrest

LOS ANGELES — Handcuffed and marched through Washington’s Dulles International Airport in his Muslim clothing, the man with the long, dark beard... Read more

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