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Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

The Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors can force Microsoft to turn over emails held on a server in Ireland. ...

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Menendez Trial May Hinge on a New Definition of Bribery

Prosecutors say Senator Robert Menendez traded political favors for lavish gifts, but a recent Supreme Court Case has made proving corruption harder. ...

Mendendez Trial May Hinge on a New Definition of Bribery

Prosecutors say Senator Robert Mendendez traded political favors for lavish gifts, but a recent Supreme Court Case has made proving corruption harder. ...

Texas Should Not Execute Robert Pruett Tonight

He was just 15 years old when he last saw the outside world. ...

Supreme Court Ruling Threatens to Derail Case Against Menendez

The judge presiding over the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez cast doubt on a key legal argument central to the prosecution’s case. ...

Justices Weigh Immunity for Corporations in Human Rights Cases Abroad

The Supreme Court debated whether corporations may be sued for human rights abuses abroad under a cryptic 1789 law. ...

On Contraception, It’s Church Over State

The Trump administration has enabled a radical fringe of the Republican Party to all but eliminate the right to employer-provided birth control. ...

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban

New limits on nine countries led the justices to remove the earlier case from their docket. Another case still being considered will probably also be dismissed. ...

Facing the Death Penalty With a Disloyal Lawyer

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a lawyer may concede his client’s guilt in a death penalty case over the client’s objection. ...

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

Wisconsin Republicans used algorithms to draw themselves a bulletproof electoral map. ...

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases

The two sides disagreed on whether recent changes in travel restrictions required the Supreme Court to dismiss earlier challenges to the ban. ...

John Thompson, Cleared After 14 Years on Death Row, Dies at 55

He survived seven execution dates in Louisiana, and a jury awarded him $14 million in damages. But the Supreme Court reversed the award. ...

The Long Reach of Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions

The Supreme Court should resolve whether these tribunals can try people for offenses not recognized as war crimes by international law. ...

The Supreme Court and Gerrymandering

Readers say the chief justice’s comments won’t fly. ...

Supreme Court Weighs Immigrants’ Rights to Have Detention Reviewed

The justices considered whether immigrants facing deportation are entitled to periodic hearings before a judge to decide whether they can be released on bond. ...

Steak Rubs, Gobbledygook and the Future of American Politics

The justices weigh whether to step in and stop one of the most corrosive practices in modern American democracy. ...

How the New Math of Gerrymandering Works

The Supreme Court is considering a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin. At the core of the debate is a new way to measure gerrymandering. ...

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Wisconsin Voting Maps Warped by Politics

Democratic voters in Wisconsin say voting districts there give Republicans too much power and violate the Constitution. ...

Supreme Court Divided on Arbitration for Workplace Cases

In earlier rulings, the court endorsed arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. A new decision could affect 25 million employment contracts. ...