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 or an executive act for being unlawful. 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 nonjusticiable political questions. Each year it agrees to hear about one hundred to one hundred fifty of the more than seven thousand cases that it is asked to review.

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Sitting on a working-class commercial strip in the shadows of an above-ground rail line, a group called Make the Road New York's busy street-level offices are..
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When visitors to McConnell's site reach a "404" page, it features a background of Judge Merrick Garland standing next to Obama and Biden.
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Christine Blasey Ford famously testified against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearings last fall
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McConnell's campaign released an ad highlighting his ties to President Trump and Supreme Court confirmations
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The Income Tax Department had moved the apex court against the November 2, 2018 order passed by the Madras High Court seeking a stay.
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The petitioner counsel argued that most mosques receive grants from the State and hence acquire the character of a State.
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The examination papers of the SSC CGL 2017 were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests from job seekers for several days.
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Following the SC rap for EC, the poll panel on Monday afternoon took action against Adityanath, Mayawati, Azam Khan and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi.
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Referring to constitutional provisions, the petitioners have said there should not be any discrimination against any citizen of the country on the ground of..
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Mayawati moved the apex court on Tuesday to appeal against the EC order saying it was passed without hearing her.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by Mayawati against EC ban for hate speech during poll campaign. On Monday, BSP supremo was barred from..
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The High Court had on April 12 set aside Manek's election from the Dwarka seat for submitting a defective nomination form.
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The Congress president had claimed on April 10 that the Supreme Court had made it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had committed a theft.
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The official language of conducting business in Supreme Court is English.
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Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court virtually admonished the EC when it said it has little power to act against politicians uttering communal speeches.
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Los Angeles fashion brand "FUCT" argues that the legal ban on its trademarking of the word is unconstitutional
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The Supreme Court gave Rahul Gandhi a week to respond to the petition which accused him of contempt for wrongly telling the public that the SC had found the PM..
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The Supreme Court discusses a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand "FUCT" without saying the brand's name. AP reporter Jessica..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the Congress after the Supreme Court said the 'chowkidar chor hai' comment made by Rahul Gandhi in the context of..
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The poll panel had on April 10 banned the screening of the biopic during the current poll period.
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The Supreme Court Monday directed the EC to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment, from one at present,..
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Top Customs official seeks independent probe in police protecting TMC MP's wife
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The petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
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Anti-abortion activists have passed similar measures in several states with the hope that a legal fight could upend Supreme Court precedent.
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The U.S. Supreme Court exposed its bitter divisions over the death penalty yet again early Friday as the justices voted on ideological lines to reject an Alabama..
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"You will never let this country remain in peace," the Supreme Court said on Friday while dismissing a plea seeking permission to carry out religious activities..
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The 5-to-4 ruling, issued in the middle of the night, provided a rare glimpse of the inner working of a court bitterly divided on the death penalty.
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CBI told the Supreme Court Friday that it had closed in 2013 a preliminary inquiry against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son..
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(Editor's note: contains language that some readers may find offensive, paragraphs 2, 13, 14, 16, 19, 22 and 23)
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled early Friday that Alabama can proceed with the execution of a death row inmate whose lawyers argued that lethal injections had been..
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Awaiting word from U.S Supreme Court on challenge by condemned inmate, state officials put things on hold citing deadline and time needed to proceed
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A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on April 15. Lekhi in her plea said Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top..
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Mulayam added that even the Income Tax authorities did not find anything against him or his family
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BJP received Rs 997 crore and Rs 990 crore through donations in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively, five times more than what Congress received in the same period,..
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"Will we win it? Does it matter? Because if you don't file it, then you accept it," Rappler Executive Editor and CEO Maria Ressa says
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An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the..
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