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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 nonjusticiable political questions.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Gujarat Congress' plea challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha..
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The states have to file their affidavits in Supreme Court by July 10 in a case related to the eviction of tribals and non-tribals whose claims have been..
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The Supreme Court is nearing the end of its term with some major decisions yet to come. Associated Press reporter Mark Sherman explains "there are three major..
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Congress on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking simultaneous polls for two Rajya Sabha seats from the state, vacated by Amit Shah and Smriti Irani after their..
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Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his..
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The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal,..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they..
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The Supreme Court ruled in a dispute between Virginia and companies that wanted to mine the nation's largest deposit of uranium.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to limit the ability of federal and state prosecutors to charge people for the same crime, ruling in a gun possession..
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The justices upheld the ability of federal and state prosecutions to try defendants twice for the same crime, which could affect anyone Trump pardons.
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The justices' action keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute
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The Supreme Court acted in a case involving an Oregon baker who refused to serve a lesbian couple's wedding because of religious beliefs.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a..
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Algeria’s former finance minister Karim Djoudi appeared before the Supreme Court on Sunday to face questions about corruption accusations, state television..
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Cleveland will pay $225,000 to Gregory L. Johnson, who claims police officers violated his rights. Those rights were established 30 years ago in a Supreme Court..
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NCP leader Dhananjay Munde Friday got relief from the Supreme Court which stayed the Bombay High Court's order directing registration of a case against him for..
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At the outset, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the students, said that wrong answer key was given by the National Testing Agency for the May..
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Financial disclosures for Supreme Court justices released Thursday showed who continues to own stocks in companies that may do business at the court.
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June marks the final month the U.S. Supreme Court is in session, and with just over two weeks left, there are three cases which could potentially impact the 2020..
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Hill has criticized Biden's performance during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
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A group of students has filed a plea in supreme court on wrong questions placed in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2019) examination.
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Highlights of this day in history: The Pentagon Papers hits newsstands amid the Vietnam War; Thurgood Marshall nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court; The..
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Groups challenging the Trump administration's contentious decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to..
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Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final..
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Algeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday placed ex-prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia in custody as part of a raft of anti-graft investigations opened into senior..
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A Panamanian court granted house arrest to the country's former leader Ricardo Martinelli on Wednesday, allowing him to leave prison while he awaits trial for an..
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Supreme Court rules it was unlawful for Birmingham Council to try force mother-of-four to spend money intended for basic daily living needs on rent because..
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Five people, including Kanojia, were arrested on charges of posting allegedly objectionable content about CM Adityanath on Saturday, sparking debate about..
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The wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on..
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On June 4, the Supreme Court had scrapped EWS reservation for the current academic year.
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Says seats which remain vacant after scrapping of EWS quota will be filled based on merit
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Yemeni man's bid for release after 17 years held as an enemy combatant at the American naval base at Guantanamo..
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The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Monday said if the Supreme Court upholds the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, which provides special privileges..
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Byron Allen, an African-American entrepreneur, says the cable giant discriminated against his company, Entertainment Studios Networks.
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The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear cable television operator Comcast Corp's bid to throw out comedian and producer Byron Allen's racial bias lawsuit..
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The Supreme Court refused to decide if the Second Amendment protects gun silencers such as one used in last month's deadly Virginia Beach shooting.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the contentious question of to what extent detainees held by the U.S. military at the American naval base..
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More than 17 years after the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan, the Supreme Court refused a prisoner's challenge to his continued detention.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by cable operator Comcast Corp to throw out racial bias claims accusing the company of discriminating..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the contentious question of to what extent detainees held by the U.S. military at the American naval base..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid to widen legal protections for gun silencers in a case involving two Kansas men convicted for failing to..
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The Supreme Court agreed to decide if the nation's largest cable TV company discriminated against an African-American media mogul.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in remarks at a conference that included references to the census and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, gave liberals little reason to be..
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An eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community was kidnapped on January 10, 2018 and allegedly gang raped in captivity in a village temple in Kathua..
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The state government may end up protecting over 11,000 government employees who forged caste certificates to get jobs under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) quota. Two..
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The court's liberals show irritation at its more conservative majority – once in the middle of the night. Some conservatives chafe for faster change.
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