Lawyers for the pro football team in the nation’s capital on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to move promptly to clear the team’s right to federal legal protection for its name, the “Redskins.”
Setting the stage for the Supreme Court to make up its mind quickly about President Trump’s controversial curb on immigration, Administration lawyers submitted their final written arguments at midday Wednesday.
Lawyers for the state of Hawaii argued in a Supreme Court filing Tuesday that President Trump himself has undercut his own argument that his efforts to delay immigration are needed to protect national security – the main public rationale for the disputed White House executive order.
Declaring that highly placed government officials cannot be sued personally for wrongdoing in the name of national security, a divided Supreme Court on Monday spared three top Justice Department officials from legal claims based on mistreatment of Muslims rounded up in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Supreme Court on Monday stepped, somewhat hesitantly, into the long-standing constitutional controversy over partisan gerrymandering, accepting a major test case for review and giving itself several issues to consider.
Finding that the modern Internet, and especially its social media sites, are bringing about a “revolution in thought,” the Supreme Court on Monday created broad constitutional shelter for exchanging or exploring ideas electronically.
The Trump administration late Thursday gave itself permission to deport more than 4 million undocumented immigrants, the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or have a legal right to permanently stay in the country.
In a nine-minute, tightly choreographed ritual, Neil M. Gorsuch took the oath of office again as a Supreme Court Justice, with President Trump and the First Lady watching silently in a front row in the VIP section of the court’s ornate chamber.
President Trump moved on Wednesday to keep his restrictions on immigration in operation, if the Supreme Court now allows government officials to start enforcing those limits.
Seeking to shore up Congress’s power to block President Trump from gaining benefits from his business empire, nearly 200 Democratic members of the House and Senate sued him in an unprecedented lawsuit on Wednesday.