Brett Kavanaugh and ‘the end of the regulatory state as we know it’

There’s no more important issue to the White House than curbing regulatory entities, which the judge has called “the fourth branch of the U.S. government.”

New Kavanaugh documents prompt partisan debate over vetting

The files include inconclusive emails about what role, in any, the Supreme Court nominee played in discussions about legal issues after 9/11.

Virginia asks Supreme Court for delay in resentencing Beltway sniper Malvo

The commonwealth wants the high court to review a lower court’s decision that questioned life imprisonment sentences.

Kavanaugh papers offer new clues into his views on executive power

The release of 6,000 pages of documents provides a look at a judge who quickly moved through the White House process.

Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charges should be dismissed

The Supreme Court nominee’s opinion in the 2011 case and other decisions indicates he may be skeptical of restrictions on money in politics.

On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has described conservative chief justice Rehnquist as his “first judicial hero.”

Justice Kennedy, the pivotal swing vote on the Supreme Court, announces retirement

His departure will likely trigger a bitter partisan showdown over President Trump’s selection of a replacement.

Supreme Court says more work needed to resolve long-running Florida-Georgia water dispute

States have battled for decades over whether Georgia’s consumption causes too much harm to Florida seafood region

Supreme Court rules against public unions collecting fees from nonmembers

In a major blow to organized labor, the court’s conservatives cited free speech rights.

Supreme Court says crisis pregnancy centers do not have to provide women abortion information

Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court shows it is in no rush to decide controversial cases

The justices send back challenges on gerrymandering and religious objections to vendors providing services for same-sex weddings.

Supreme Court won’t hear the case of Brendan Dassey, sentenced to life as a teen and featured in ‘Making a Murderer’

Dassey, now in his late 20s, was convicted in 2007 of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin.

Supreme Court sends case on North Carolina gerrymandering back to lower court

At issue is a lower court’s decision to invalidate a congressional map on grounds that Republicans rigged it to give themselves an unfair political advantage.

Supreme Court upholds Texas redistricting a lower court said discriminated against black and Hispanic voters

A three-judge panel in Texas last summer said two congressional districts and a handful of legislative districts were unconstitutional.

Justices decline to rule on florist who refused to serve same-sex couple

The Supreme Court sent the case back to Washington state to be reconsidered in light of its Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.

Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower records

The government had argued there is no privacy in information knowingly transmitted to a third party.

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

More than 40 states and the Trump administration had asked the justices to overturn its 1992 decision that restricted collection.

Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on Wisconsin, Maryland cases

The court came to a technical resolution of what had seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision about whether extreme efforts to give one party advantage over another were unconstitutional.

Supreme Court allows retaliatory arrest lawsuit to move forward

A Fla. man said city council officials violated the First Amendment when they sent him to jail after he refused to stop speaking at a public meeting.