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Pro football team seeks to settle right to “Redskins” trademarks

June 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.”

Stage is set for court to act on immigration fight

June 21, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Hawaii uses Trump as ally on immigration feud

June 20, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

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Justice Department officials get immunity for 9/11 response

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Court may rule on partisan gerrymandering – but maybe not

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Supreme Court gives Internet broad new protections

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Government wipes out major Obama immigration order

June 16, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Justice Gorsuch joins the court - again

June 15, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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 acts to keep immigration order alive

June 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

Democratic lawmakers sue President over business ties

June 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

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.

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