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The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday declined to let lower court rulings go into effect that would stop the Trump administration from spending any more Pentagon money on the border wall.The court denied a request from the Sierra Club, which had said that unless the justices acted, the government would be able to finish work…

(CNN)A divided Supreme Court on Friday allowed continued construction of a portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall while legal challenges play out.The 5-4 order represents a loss for environmental groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had asked the justices to lift an order from a year ago that allowed the government…

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s legal odyssey continues after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in the case next month. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption toggle caption Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s legal odyssey continues after the full U.S.…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Refugees raise their hands as they illegally cross the US-Canada border Canada’s federal court has ruled that an asylum agreement the country has with the US is invalid because America violates the human rights of refugees.The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), in place since 2004, requires refugee claimants to…

(CNN)Turkey’s Recep Tayip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of the city’s historic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque after a Turkish court annulled a 1934 presidential decree that made it a museum. Shortly after Turkey’s top administrative court released its long-anticipated decision, Erdogan issued a presidential decree transferring the management of the site from the…

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation as stated in treaties. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American…

(CNN)The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision that had blocked Trump’s move nationwide. The ruling is a win for President Donald Trump, who…

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court J. Scott Applewhite/AP A 7-2 Supreme Court carved out a giant exception to the nation’s fair employment laws, ruling that federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers whose duties…

Under Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Chiafalo v. Washington, states may remove or sanction members of the Electoral College if those electors go rogue and defy the will of the state’s voters. The case arose out of a peculiar effort by a handful of Democratic members of the Electoral College to deny the presidency…

The Supreme Court decides Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The Supreme Court decides Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state. Susan Walsh/AP Updated at 11:03 a.m. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday state laws that…


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