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U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their ...

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U.S. top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their ...

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Supreme Court invalidates gender inequality in citizenship law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a gender distinction in U.S. immigration law that treats mothers and fathers differently when determining a child’s citizenship, calling such inequality “stunningly anachronistic.” Reuters: U.S.

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Brazil electoral court dismisses case that could have ousted president

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed a case on Friday that threatened to unseat President Michel Temer for alleged illegal campaign funding in the 2014 election, when he was the running mate of impeached President Dilma Rousseff. Reuters: ...

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory. Reuters: U.S.

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Fearing Trump’s next move, liberals urge Supreme Court conservative Kennedy to stay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Liberal activists are urging U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative with whom they often disagree, to put off any thought of retirement, fearing President Donald Trump would replace him with a jurist further to the ...

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Suspect in Portland commuter train attack to be arraigned in court

(Reuters) – A man will appear in court in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday to answer charges that he murdered two men who tried to stop him hurling religious slurs against two women of Muslim appearance on a commuter train. Reuters: ...

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Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their statewide political clout. Reuters: Top ...

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Motorist who mowed down Times Square pedestrians due in court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy recruit who drove his car along a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing a young woman and injuring many others, is due to appear in court in Manhattan on Friday to face charges of ...

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U.S. appeals court grills lawyers on Trump’s revised travel ban

SEATTLE (Reuters) – U.S. appeals court judges on Monday questioned the lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban about whether it discriminates against Muslims and pressed challengers to explain why the court should not defer to Trump’s presidential powers ...

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