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Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court in the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party". The Court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory 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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Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have unilaterally advanced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, in spite of a boycott by..
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Despite Democrats' boycotting the meeting Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham proceeded with a party-line vote to advance the..
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The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. Here's what happens next.
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A senate panel voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate as Republicans powered past Democrats' boycott. Posters depicting..
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The Supreme Court split 5-3 along ideological lines.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court on Thursday, setting up a full Senate vote Monday.
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If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, restrictions that make abortion less available and more expensive likely will become the norm.
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The action by the Senate Judiciary Committee would set up a vote on Monday by the full chamber to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
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After a state election official banned the practice, a federal trial judge allowed, but did not require, counties to offer it in response to the coronavirus..
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The unsuccessful challengers had pointed out the CDC recommends the practice "as a means of reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 at the polls."
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is skipping the final debate in South Carolina Wednesday to focus on confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court...
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Senate Democrats say they will boycott a committee hearing Thursday where Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination is set to move forward.
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Our View: Rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett by Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell betrays voters casting their verdict.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that attendees say discriminated against LGBTQ..
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The full Senate is planning to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday.
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A majority of likely Pennsylvania voters also said they do not support adding justices to the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court denied a request from Pennsylvania Republicans, who sought to stop the state from being able to count mail-in ballots received up to three days..
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A claim addressing the double standard for consideration of the two presidents' Supreme Court nominees was correct on substance, off on timing.
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Americans are facing a flood of misinformation across media platforms in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. New York Times magazine staff writer Emily Bazelon..
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A decision on Pennsylvania ballots has implications for the future: This is your morning tip sheet.
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The court split 4-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts taking liberals' side.
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The justices' order establishes the ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, with 20 electoral votes.
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Before any woman served as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, others blazed the trail. Jan Crawford takes a look.
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The president's response to the coronavirus pandemic appears to be softening support for his re-election among Christians who supported him in 2016.
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The Supreme Court will likely hear the two cases in 2021, though a change in presidential administrations could render the disputes moot.
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The so-called Migrant Protection Protocols represent one of several administration efforts to reduce the number of asylum seekers entering the country
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The case is unlikely to be heard before Jan. 20, and if Trump loses re-election next month, a Democratic administration could stop construction.
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Thousands gathered for the Women's March in Washington to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the Trump administration.
 
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Thousands were expected to march Saturday to protest Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court and galvanize voters ahead of Election Day.
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Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing unfolded on Capitol Hill while President Trump and Joe Biden participated in dueling town hall..
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President Trump wants to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count used to award each state seats in Congress.
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Senators Chris Murphy and Roy Blunt join Major to talk about their thoughts on the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the future of the..
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And another thing: The likely next U.S. Supreme Court justice wants you to know she's not a scientist.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court next week. Her friend and colleague Nicole Garnett, a..
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail after facing tough questions on issues including the COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme..
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During Senate confirmation hearings on Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett about her views on climate change. Barrett..
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Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.
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Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.
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Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California hugged Republican Senator Lindsey Graham following Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing..
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This week on "The Takeout," Senators Roy Blunt and Chris Murphy talked with host Major Garrett about Barrett's hearing and what her confirmation will mean to the..
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Here's the latest for Friday October 16th: Trump, in town hall, doesn't say if he tested negative for virus before last debate; Biden says he'll clarify Supreme..
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Joe Biden has refused to answer so far on whether he supports adding more justices to the Supreme Court.
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Trump hosting dueling Town Hall events; Supreme Court to hear challenge to ACA
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The Democratic presidential candidate said whatever he decides to do will depend on the Senate's handling of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation.
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With Philip J. Hirschkop, he brought Loving v. Virginia to the Supreme Court, which struck down laws against interracial marriages.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee lined up a vote for Oct. 22 on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as Democrats warned Republicans would..
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Here's what to expect and when she could officially be sworn in as the ninth justice on the Supreme Court.
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Republicans brushed aside Democrats' complaints about the partisan process leading to Barrett's expected confirmation during a pandemic and election.
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Two of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's former law clerks wrote an opinion piece for USA Today about who Barrett is as a co-worker and a mentor...
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A day after the NCAA announced rules change proposals to help athletes make money, it went to the Supreme Court to prevent athletes from getting more.
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The pertinent question is not whether Biden believes in court packing but if or how he'd correct for some 40 years of blatant conservative activism.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to debate Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court tomorrow then hear from experts and witnesses.
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The ruling, which called the state’s 48-hour waiting period “gratuitously demeaning,” came at a pivotal moment for abortion access, as the Senate considers..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who..
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would not say that the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico..
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During Day 3 of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett declined to weigh in on everything from the constitutionality of Medicare to the..
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Her measured performance reflects the way many Democrats view the battle for the Supreme Court: a fight they will lose in service of one they might win.
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Her measured performance reflects the way many Democrats view the battle for the Supreme Court: a fight they will lose in service of one they might win.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who..
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Amy Coney Barrett has been asked if there's a potential conflict in having three Supreme Court justices who were part of the 2000 Bush v. Gore challenge being..
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Warnings from Democrats that Republicans and their Supreme Court nominee threaten the Affordable Care Act elicited reassuring words from both Senator Lindsey..
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The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett admitted the Supreme Court confirmation hearings have been a tad stressful. "I did have a glass of wine," she said.
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The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.
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Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, called the Houston Astros "miserable cheaters" during Supreme Court nominee Hon. Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation
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A post claims the president said he picked the Supreme Court nominee based on her looks. He never said that. We rate this claim false.
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