The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution or an executive act for being unlawful. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide nonjusticiable political questions. Each year it agrees to hear about one hundred to one hundred fifty of the more than seven thousand cases that it is asked to review.
Sitting on a working-class commercial strip in the shadows of an above-ground rail line, a group called Make the Road New York's busy street-level offices are easy to miss. But its mission to support.. Reuters - Published
An ethics committee has recommended a three-month, unpaid suspension for a New Jersey judge. Superior Court Judge John Russo sits on the bench in Ocean City, southern New Jersey. According to HuffPost,..
According to Reuters, on Monday The Supreme Court turned away a bid by family members of 17 U.S. sailors killed in the 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole to collect some $35 million..
According to Reuters, Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed skepticism toward the wide latitude courts give federal agencies to interpret their own regulations in a case that..
Former Vice President Joe Biden talks about the Anita Hill hearings during a speech in New York, saying he 'regrets' he couldn't come up with a way to 'get her the hearing she deserved.' Rough cut (no..
The Justice Department tells a federal appeals court it agrees with a ruling by a U.S. judge in Texas that the Obamacare healthcare law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. Vanessa Johnston..
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan protested on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday calling on the high court justices to rule in favor of ending..
According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by a unidentified company owned by a foreign government to contest a grand jury subpoena related to Special Counsel Robert..
Referring to constitutional provisions, the petitioners have said there should not be any discrimination against any citizen of the country on the ground of religion, race, caste, sex and place of.. DNA - Published
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by Mayawati against EC ban for hate speech during poll campaign. On Monday, BSP supremo was barred from campaigning for 48 hours by the.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Supreme Court gave Rahul Gandhi a week to respond to the petition which accused him of contempt for wrongly telling the public that the SC had found the PM guilty of corruption in the fighter jet.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Supreme Court discusses a trademark case Monday involving a Los Angeles-based fashion brand "FUCT" without saying the brand's name. AP reporter Jessica Gresko explains how justices did some verbal.. USATODAY.com - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the Congress after the Supreme Court said the 'chowkidar chor hai' comment made by Rahul Gandhi in the context of Rafale issue had been wrongly attributed.. IndiaTimes - Published