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Senate Democrats Amass Support For Gorsuch Filibuster

Unpersuaded of this nominee's mainstream credibility and aiming to punish Republican obstruction, most Democrats agree on a Gorsuch filibuster. → Read More

Senate Democrats Amass Support For Gorsuch Filibuster

Unpersuaded of this nominee's mainstream credibility and aiming to punish Republican obstruction, most Democrats agree on a Gorsuch filibuster. → Read More

Supreme Court To Set Guidelines For Trump Treatment Of Non-Citizens

The three cases are separate from litigation over the legality of Trump's travel ban, which could also ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court. → Read More

Democrats Question Independence Of Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Democrats worry that Gorsuch could act as a rubber stamp for Trump's policies on a nine-seat Supreme Court poised to revert to a conservative majority. → Read More

Trump Faces Uphill Battle To Overcome Court's Hold On Travel Ban

Appeals courts are generally leery of upending the status quo, which in this case - for now - is the suspension of the ban. → Read More

Trump Selects Neil Gorsuch, Extreme Conservative, For Supreme Court

As the new appointee, Gorsuch would expand the court's conservative wing, made up of John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. → Read More

Trump Treating Supreme Court Pick Like An Episode Of 'The Apprentice'

Adding an element of drama to what is normally a sober event, CNN said both Gorsuch and Hardiman had been brought to Washington ahead of the announcement. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID Law

The justices let stand a July 2016 decision by a lower court that found that the Texas statute ran afoul of a federal law that bars racial discrimination in elections. → Read More

Court Hearing Appeal On 9/11 Detentions Lawsuit

The court agreed to hear an appeal by former senior officials - including John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller - seeking to block a lawsuit filed by immigrants. → Read More

RBG Hopes 'Cooler Heads' Prevail On SCOTUS Vacancy

With four liberals and four conservatives now on the bench, an appointment by a Democrat could end decades of conservative domination on the court. → Read More

Democrats Launch New Push For Obama U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

"Republicans have deadlocked our entire system of justice because of the Republican Senate's dysfunction," Reid said. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate North Carolina Voting Limits

The court, divided in part 4-4, rejected a request made by Republican Governor Pat McCrory after an appeals court ruling last month. → Read More