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Supreme Court of the United States

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. Executive acts can be struck down by the Court for violating either the Constitution or federal law. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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States, cities and counties collect billions of dollars in fines. The Supreme Court raised the possibility that some are going too far.
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The Supreme Court justice also talked about the late Justice John Paul Stevens, whom she replaced on the bench in 2010. Stevens died Tuesday
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President Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta.
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Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georgia's Supreme..
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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is dead at the age of 99. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joined CBSN AM to talk about his..
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Justice Stevens, who retired from the United States Supreme Court in 2010, was a Republican former antitrust lawyer who eventually became the leader of the..
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He was nominated to the Supreme Court by a Republican president, and even as Justice Stevens emerged as a leading liberal, President Gerald R. Ford remained a..
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is being remembered for his towering judicial legacy. Stevens, among the longest-serving justices in court..
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John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday..
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Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to..
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John Paul Stevens, who served the third-longest term in Supreme Court history, has died. He was 99. CBS News legal analyst Jan Crawford reports on Stevens' life..
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In 2010, Justice Stevens gave Scott Pelley a tour of the Supreme Court and spoke about some of its biggest cases
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday at 99, claimed he saw Babe Ruth "call his shot" on a homer in the 1932 World Series.
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Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to..
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John Paul Stevens, the second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice, was a Republican president's nominee but led the liberal wing.
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Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to..
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Scott Pelley interviews Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court after 35 years.
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John Paul Stevens, the second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice, was a Republican president's nominee but led the liberal wing.
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Trump is expected announce executive actions Thursday to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census, two administration officials said.
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Russian police on Thursday detained over 40 Crimean Tatars who were protesting outside the Supreme Court in Moscow over what they said was the wrongful..
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The candidate said she would have voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and then just hours later changed her mind
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Supreme Court rejected Trump's rationale for a census citizenship question, but he's still trying to add it. He'd set the Constitution on fire if he could.
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Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S...
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