The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. The Court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. 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 non-justiciable political questions.
Metro and train access to Barcelona's El Prat airport were briefly suspended on Monday over separatist protests after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine independence leaders to years in jail. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether a landmark decades-old federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and lesbian employees as they heard..
Before the U.S. Supreme Court proceedings on a major LGBT rights dispute, police moved demonstrators away from the plaza in front of the courthouse due to concern over "suspicious" packages. Rough Cut..
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the Prime Minister to "consider his position" following the Supreme Court ruling on his prorogation of Parliament. Addressing the Labour Party conference in..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit. Britain’s top court met on Tuesday to consider whether that decision is illegal. Scottish judges ruled last..
The Supreme Court begins hearing whether the prorogation of Parliament is unlawful. It will take place over three days and it is unclear when a ruling will be made. 11 justices are sitting on a panel..
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The U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s asylum rule requires immigrants seeking asylum to first ask a third country they travel..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared alert and in good spirits on Monday as she made her first public appearance since completing a three-week course..
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to resurrect a federal law that makes it a felony to encourage illegal immigrants to come or stay in the.. Reuters - Published
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Donald Trump's effort to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address parliament later on Wednesday on the Supreme Court ruling that his suspension of parliament was unlawful - a decision he disagrees with, his.. Reuters - Published
The British government respectfully disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful but the government will respect it, senior cabinet.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has behaved like a "tin-pot dictator", the top legal adviser for the main opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday, after the country's Supreme Court ruled he had.. Reuters - Published
Britain's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday whether a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, potentially throwing his.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to downplay the importance of a Supreme Court ruling expected to be delivered on Tuesday on whether he acted unlawfully by suspending parliament for five.. Reuters - Published
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the conservative government will abide by the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the parliament suspension ordered by Prime Minister Boris.. Reuters - Published
A Northern Irish rights campaigner whose case against Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was dismissed by Belfast's High Court last week succeeded on Monday in joining two other.. Reuters - Published
The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head.. Reuters - Published
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday that it regretted the impact that a U.S. Supreme Court order to curtail asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexican border will have on asylum seekers.. Reuters - Published
Mexico pushed back on Thursday against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting a Trump administration request to fully enforce a new rule curtailing asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico.. Reuters - Published
Mexico took issue on Thursday with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting a Trump administration request to fully enforce a new rule curtailing asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico.. Reuters - Published
Mexico's government on Thursday said it disagreed with a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which granted a request by the Trump administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key.. Reuters - Published
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the election of Prime Minister James Marape on Sept. 20, a lawyer for opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch, who took the issue to court,.. Reuters - Published
Brazil's biggest-ever corruption investigation, which jailed dozens including a former president, has been threatened over the past week by a Supreme Court ruling and push back from politicians seeking.. Reuters - Published
Algeria's Supreme Court on Thursday placed former justice minister Tayeb Louh in custody over alleged corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state television reported. Reuters - Published
Indian authorities need more time to restore order in Kashmir, a Supreme Court justice said on Tuesday as a security clampdown entered a ninth day since New Delhi revoked the region's special status,.. Reuters - Published
India's move on Monday to strip Kashmir of special rights is likely to face legal challenges, constitutional experts and Supreme Court lawyers said, with some questioning the legality of the route used.. Reuters - Published
Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georgia's Supreme Court of bias and that it was subject.. Reuters - Published
Russian police on Thursday detained over 40 Crimean Tatars who were protesting outside the Supreme Court in Moscow over what they said was the wrongful conviction of four compatriots on.. Reuters - Published
Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S. drug-trafficking charges, in a fresh blow.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has delayed the death penalty for four people convicted on drug-related offences, one of their lawyers said on Friday, in what would have been the first executions in 43.. Reuters - Published
Indonesia's Supreme Court has jailed a woman who tried to report her employer for alleged sexual harassment, in a ruling that rights groups said on Friday risked turning victims of sexual abuse into.. Reuters - Published
Romania's Constitutional Court issued a ruling on Wednesday that could mean many current corruption trials have to restart from scratch, siding with the governing Social Democrats (PSD) in a dispute.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid to reinstate $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S... Reuters - Published
Austria's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for him to face trial there over bribery.. Reuters - Published
A prosecutor has referred Algeria's former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia, along with a minister and two ex-ministers, to the Supreme Court over graft accusations in an ongoing crackdown on the former.. Reuters - Published
Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court.. Reuters - Published
A Panamanian court granted house arrest to the country's former leader Ricardo Martinelli on Wednesday, allowing him to leave prison while he awaits trial for an espionage case stemming from his.. Reuters - Published
Colombia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of a former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group, the latest development in a legal saga concerning his detention and possible extradition.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot while on Mexican soil by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired from across the border in Texas.. Reuters - Published
Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country's Supreme Court. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more.. Reuters - Published
Pakistan on Thursday provided its first official confirmation that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy, had left the country more than six.. Reuters - Published
An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive. Reuters - Published