In a ruling almost certain to be swiftly challenged in the Supreme Court, a federal trial judge in New York City on Tuesday barred the Trump Administration from asking everyone during the 2020 census about their citizenship.
With statements from President Trump that a national emergency declaration could be an option to build a border wall, one of the Supreme Court's landmark decisions, Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer, is getting a lot of attention.
With no Justice noting a dissent, the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon reinstated a federal judge’s fine of $50,000 a day on an unidentified company controlled by a foreign government for the company’s refusal to provide information in a U.S. criminal investigation. The probe may be related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
As 2018 winds now, it was another memorable year for the Supreme Court. Here’s a look at some of the major cases decided by the Justices this year, and at a landmark change on the bench.
On December 27, 1771, future Supreme Court Justice William Johnson, Jr., was born in South Carolina. Johnson has attracted a following among Court watchers over the years for his little-understood role as the first prominent dissenter in Supreme Court history.
A case shrouded in secrecy reached the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon amid hints that it puts Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation before the Justices for the first time and as a test of the prosecutor’s power to probe overseas activity.
Over the dissents of four Justices, the Supreme Court refused on Friday to allow the Trump Administration to put back into effect its new restrictions on asylum for foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally across the Mexico border. The plea needed five votes to support the resumption of the policy but fell one short.
In December 1944, the Supreme Court handed down one of its most controversial decisions, which upheld the constitutionality of internment camps during World War II. Today, the Korematsu decision has been rebuked but never formally overturned.
Federal government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to get permission to enforce a new transgender military ban policy in some form, while awaiting a final decision by the nine Justices.
The Trump Administration rushed to the Supreme Court Tuesday, asking permission to put back into place new restrictions on granting asylum to thousands of people who enter the United States' southern border without permission.