A lawsuit now unfolding in a Washington, D.C., federal court is putting the Trump administration in an awkward position, forcing government lawyers to defend an agency the White House has tried to shutter against a constitutional challenge from the tech giant Oracle.
The Supreme Court sidestepped its first significant Second Amendment case in a decade, dismissing on technical grounds a challenge to New York City’s now-defunct ban on residents transporting their licensed guns outside the city.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the constitutional rule requiring unanimous jury verdicts in criminal trials also applies to the states, overturning a decades-old decision that allowed a few states to convict defendants by supermajority vote.
A coalition of left-leaning states and interest groups asked the Supreme Court to pause a Trump administration rule that denies green cards to immigrants who use government benefit programs, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
Medication abortions can continue in Texas for the time being despite a state order barring non-essential medical procedures, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Monday, avoiding an immediate battle in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments by teleconference for the first time in its history in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Court on Monday announced that it set 13 cases for hearings in May, including a dispute over whether President Donald Trump should be forced to turn over his financial records to Congress.