U.S. Supreme Court

Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
August 30, 2018 - 8:55 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday marked another return to court for Mumia Abu-Jamal in his decades-old battle to be cleared of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Supporters for both sides gathered in the packed courtroom to hear how this latest...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
August 29, 2018 - 10:04 am
By Kevin Freking and Emily Swanson, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
August 28, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It's a subject Democrats plan to grill...
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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a group photo with all nine Supreme Court Justices in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building.
Jasper Colt/USA TODAY
July 30, 2018 - 12:24 pm
By Dan Berman (CNN) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90. "I'm now 85," Ginsburg said on Sunday. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years." She has...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, stands with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, before the start of their meeting, Thursday, July 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
July 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation's loftiest tribunal. Even...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Washington.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
July 11, 2018 - 11:18 am
By Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative...
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Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks as President Donald Trump listens, in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Cherri Gregg
July 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's highest court, Brett Kavanaugh, is already getting strong reaction from political leaders. But who is he? Why did he beat out the rest of the presumed contenders? And what's next? Trump's requirements for the high court...
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Capitol in Washington at sunrise
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
July 09, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
July 09, 2018 - 6:49 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong." Trump spoke to reporters Sunday...
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The historic gate of the famous Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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July 03, 2018 - 12:46 pm
By Laura Jarrett and Clare Foran, CNN (CNN) -- The Trump administration is planning to rescind a set of Obama-era policies that promote using race to achieve diversity in schools, a source familiar with the plans tells CNN. While the decision does not change current US law on affirmative action, it...
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