Supreme Court

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September 11, 2019 - 9:50 pm
The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some...
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July 16, 2019 - 9:43 pm
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:59 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that cities have the power to raise the age for buying tobacco products even though state law sets it at 18. The unanimous decision Friday overturns a lower-court order that blocked Topeka from enforcing an ordinance increasing the age for buying tobacco to 21. A...
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June 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule on whether the state is providing enough money to its public schools under a new education funding law. The high court says it will issue its latest decision at 9:30 a.m. Friday in a lawsuit filed by four local school districts in 2010. The court has...
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May 15, 2019 - 9:04 pm
Alabama's Senate votes to make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, unless the mother's life is in danger; Jonathan Serrie reports. Watch the latest video at
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May 10, 2019 - 8:11 pm
A Kansas Supreme Court ruling will force the state Senate to vote to reject a nominee for a lower-court judgeship if senators want to keep him off the bench because of his political tweets. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that Gov. Laura Kelly did not have the authority to withdraw her...
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May 09, 2019 - 8:11 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has raised the possibility of forcing the state Senate to vote on an appointment to a lower court even though Gov. Laura Kelly withdrew the nomination. The Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a legal dispute that arose after Kelly withdrew her appointment in March of...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:19 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a rare order directing the Brown County District to sentence a sex abuse offender for a third time, saying the man was a victim of "judicial vindictiveness." County District Judge John Weingart sentenced defendant Wyatt Brown to 30 years in prison for aggravated...
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February 25, 2019 - 2:59 pm
The Supreme Court ruled that the decisive vote in a California pay dispute case before a lower court doesn’t count -- because the vote came from a judge who died before the ruling was issued. Watch the latest video at
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February 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics. Watch the latest video at
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