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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Since April, the justices have responded to at least a dozen disputes over efforts to ease voting rules in states from coast-to-coast amid the coronavirus..
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In a landmark ruling that spread some cheer among defence lawyers, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that ‘confessional statements’ made before an..
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The Supreme Court ruled against Republicans in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, allowing absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted afterward...
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In the final days of the 2020 campaign, the Supreme Court has decided to allow extended deadlines for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina...
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The Supreme Court is allowing North Carolina and Pennsylvania to count absentee ballots for several days after Election Day. CBS News White House correspondent..
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The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases dealing with mail-in ballot deadlines in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. CBS News political contributor and Democratic..
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A new Congress must vote to unpack the courts, just as assuredly and constitutionally as McConnell refused to consider Obama nominee Merrick Garland.
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Under the Supreme Court's order, mailed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by 5 p.m. on November 12 in order to be counted.
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Comedian Fortune Feimster says she and her longtime partner sped up their wedding once it became clear that Amy Coney Barrett would be confirmed to the U.S...
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"[T]here is simply not enough time at this late date to decide the question before the election," Justice Alito wrote. "That does not mean, however, that the..
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The justices refused to upset an extension in the state that allows ballots to be received up Nov. 12 if they are postmarked on Nov. 3.
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to rule before the election on Pennsylvania's extended window for mail-in ballots to arrive. Rachel Glickhouse, from..
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The action sets ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, where 2 million ballots already have been returned.
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With Amy Coney Barrett now confirmed to the Supreme Court -- as President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell promised -- one organization is vowing to get revenge at..
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(CNN)Everything is terrible and nothing is OK. If you're feeling depressed and maxed out too, trust that you are far from alone. Jill Filipovic -- A global..
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The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court potentially breaks the deadlock after last week's 4-4 decision allowing Pennsylvania's extended mail-in..
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As the Biden campaign fights to win the battleground state, a court decision has spurred an all-out effort to track down every last vote.
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There will be no slow transition for Justice Amy Coney Barrett as she takes her seat on the Supreme Court.
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Amy Coney Barrett has been sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mark Chenoweth, executive director of the New Civil Liberties Alliance and..
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In a 5-3 ruling, the Supreme Court's conservative majority sided with Republicans in blocking a request to extend Wisconsin's mail-in ballot deadline. CBS News..
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Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the nation's newest Supreme Court justice at a White House ceremony Monday night. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia..
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Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as the Supreme Court's ninth justice, her oath administered in private by Chief Justice John Roberts. Her first..
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Health law's impacts are so pervasive, nearly every American could be affected if it were struck down by Supreme Court.
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It won't take long for Republicans to learn if Barrett is the reliable conservative upon whom they raced to bestow a seat on the Supreme Court.
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Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court is bringing out heated reactions -- pro and against -- which spilled onto the steps of the U.S. Capitol...
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Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the Supreme Court's newest justice Monday night, shortly after the Republican-led Senate confirmed her nomination. It comes as..
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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.
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After one of the most partisan confirmation votes in U.S. history, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is preparing to become the latest Supreme Court justice. She'll swear..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas, to the opposition of Congressional Democrats. Also, new U.S. coronavirus..
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The confirmation on Monday of Justice Amy Coney Barrett ensures a durable conservative majority on the Supreme Court, but could it hurt Republicans on Election..
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Here's the latest for Tuesday October 27th: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court; Biden to campaign in Georgia, Trump going to Wisconsin; Coronavirus..
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The Postal Service suggests you get ballots in the mail Tuesday, the new Supreme Court justice gets to work and more news to start your Tuesday.
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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.
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Amy Coney Barrett is pledging to carry out her duties as a Supreme Court justice "without any fear or favor" toward government or her own beliefs. Barrett spoke..
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Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old U.S. Court of Appeals judge nominated by President Donald Trump, fills the seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept...
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At an outdoor White House ceremony late Monday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas after the Senate approved her nomination. She is..
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The Republican-led US Senate handed President Donald Trump a major pre-election political victory on Monday by confirming his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney..
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In April, the court had assumed an extension was permissible, though it insisted that ballots be mailed and postmarked before Election Day.
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Wisconsin is one of about 30 states that require absentee ballots be received by Election Day to be counted.
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Barrett was set to begin work, participate in her first private conference with colleagues, and take her place on the bench, all before Election Day.
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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee..
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The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday just days before Election Day, solidifying the conservative majority on the court as..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court today by a deeply divided Senate.Republicans overpowered Democrats to install President..
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There were no eleventh-hour surprises -- Amy Coney Barrett got the votes she needed to be confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, which is now..
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The vote capped a brazen feat for Republicans, who pushed through a Supreme Court nominee in little more than five weeks with the election looming.
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Donald Trump scores pre-election win as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court judge.
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The Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's voting laws, rejecting an effort to require the counting of absentee ballots arriving after Election Day.
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Senate Republicans are set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving President Trump his third appointment in just four years. West Virginia..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, becomes the youngest justice on the Supreme Court by five years, and could help secure a conservative majority for decades to come...
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As Judge Amy Coney Barret is set to become the ninth justice of the Supreme Court, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris discusses the future of the..
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Overpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans are set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.That will secure President Donald..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s expected confirmation to the Supreme Court tonight caps a breakneck nomination process and will hand conservatives a clear 6-3..
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The expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on Monday is the culmination of a decades-long coordinated effort by a constellation of..
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Senators continue debating the merits of Amy Coney Barrett's expected confirmation to the Supreme Court. Republicans are expected to overpower Democratic..
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Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, just days before the election.
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La candidate à la Cour suprême des Etats-Unis a grandi dans une communauté qui se démarque d’autres groupes religieux conservateurs par l’implication..
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The Republican-led Senate is expected to hold a final vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday night despite continued..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised become the ninth justice on the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.
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Here's the latest for Monday, October 26th: Senate set to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court; Pence campaigns despite COVID-19 affecting top staffers; Trump and..
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The Senate confirmation vote is expected to occur Monday evening.
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court that the Centre has taken a holistic view of the issue of air pollution in Delhi NCR and it intends to..
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Amy Coney Barrett is poised to become the ninth Supreme Court justice, Tropical Storm Zeta expected to develop into a hurricane and more things to start your..
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Even before the interviews with the candidates aired, they attracted attention, in Mr. Biden’s case because of comments on the Supreme Court, and in Mr...
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The “60 Minutes” interviews with the candidates attracted early attention, in Mr. Biden’s case because of comments on the Supreme Court, and in Mr...
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