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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Amid reports of indiscriminate killing of certain wild animals in human-wildlife conflict zones, actor and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP, Anubhav Mohanty,..
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Starting a new norm of police seeking protection from police, an arrested sub-inspector on Sunday moved the Supreme Court apprehending danger from encounter..
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A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking adequate ex-gratia monetary compensation to the next of kin of all Indian citizens who succumb to..
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After decades of betrayals and broken treaties, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Oklahoma is their land, after all.
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Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.
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This court has been billed the most conservative in modern history. But does it vote that way?
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The lawyer was wearing a blue chequered tie as he virtually appeared before a Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Bobde.
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The court's unpredictability is largely the work of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has become a hugely influential figure in American life.
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The alleged encounter killing of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey on Friday has kicked up dust over his not being apparently handcuffed by the police, against the..
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The Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the entire episode involving gangster Vikas Dubey to bring out the truth..
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Two decisions this week gave religious employers greater power to fire workers and limit birth control coverage. Polls suggest that on such issues of religious..
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Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling The day Donald Trump assumed the office of the presidency, many Americans feared that there was a clear mismatch..
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We don't agree on everything, but we agree progressives must unite to fight for control of the court. Otherwise, everything we care about is at risk.
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The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Donald Trump on Thursday, rejecting his claim of immunity from criminal investigation and ruling that his..
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The justices decide an eastern swathe of the state should be recognised as part of a reservation.
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Here's the latest for Thursday, July 9th: More than 1.3 million Americans filed for unemployment; U.S. Supreme Court rules on Trump taxes; Seoul missing mayor..
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The court affirmed that presidents are not above the law. That's a victory. But America needs much bigger reforms than these welcome but limited wins.
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The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking, and other..
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi applauded the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Manhattan district attorney's demand for Trump's tax returns by 7-2 votes...
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Brazilian Press Association on Thursday filed a criminal complaint to the Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro, after he..
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The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Congress from obtaining Donald Trump's tax and financial records from his accounting firm and major lenders, meaning voters..
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The ruling carries political as well as legal and constitutional implications for the president and Congress.
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The ruling carries political as well as legal and constitutional implications for the president and law enforcement officials.
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Legal authority over virtually half of Oklahoma – home to 1.8 million residents and including Tulsa, its second-largest city – was at issue.
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By Lawrence Hurley and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Thursday to rule on whether Democratic-led congressional committees and..
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The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s..
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A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao after a brief hearing said it will hear the matter on Monday as some additional documents are not placed on record.
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The court will test claims from President Trump's lawyers he enjoys total immunity while in office.
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Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the justices are set to issue highly anticipated decisions on whether the president’s accountants and bankers must disclose..
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The justices' rulings will carry political, legal and constitutional implications for the president, Congress and law enforcement officials.
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The justices upheld regulations from the Trump administration that allowed employers with religious objections to decline to provide contraception coverage.
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Under a so-called ministerial exception, religious employers have been granted autonomy over their workers that is not available to other employers.
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Highlights of this day in history: Terror bombings strike London's transit system; Oliver North testifies at Iran-Contra hearings; Sandra Day O'Connor nominated..
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The case originally was brought on behalf of plaintiffs led by former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston.
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Less than four months before the 2020 presidential election, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states can require presidential electors to back their..
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The court didn't fix everything. Faithless electors could still throw the election, and Congress would be in chaos if Trump challenged mail ballots.
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Political groups wanted the original law declared unconstitutional, while the government wanted both the ban and the government-debt exception upheld.
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