Supreme Court declines to decide fate of ‘Dreamers’ just yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case affecting “Dreamers” will have to work its […]

Electronic filing coming to the Supreme Court

BC-US–Supreme Court-Electronic Filing,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 11, 2017 1:41AM (GMT 07:41) – 676 words By MARK SHERMAN ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with details. Also moved in a previous cycle. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online […]

Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on […]

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place. The Justice Department filing to the high court late Thursday argued […]

Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press SAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Neil Gorsuch dived into the public side of his new job Monday, piping up early and often as he took his seat on the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear arguments. The new justice waited just 11 minutes before asking […]

Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

SAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme […]

Dems in Trump states pressured from both sides on court pick

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It’s a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in […]

Senate begins debate on Gorsuch, headed for showdown

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured the votes to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee under current rules, putting the Senate on a partisan collision course over confirming Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime appointment that could reverberate for decades. Debate over the 49-year-old appellate judge […]

Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings 

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his nomination hearings largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win confirmation despite liberal opposition. A growing number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and […]

High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate 

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. Republicans are unanimously supporting Gorsuch, and certain to give him what cover […]