Tag: Judicial Branch

Brazil Opens Criminal Probe Into President Over Indian Vaccine Deal

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized prosecutors to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro over accusations he ignored alleged irregularities in his government’s procurement process to buy India’s...

Lawsuit seeks to throw out California measure that protects ‘gig economy’ business model

Ride-hailing drivers and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit against California on Tuesday that asks the state Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 22...

Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the...

Trump campaign loses in Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Giuliani seeks to salvage federal election case

President Trump made a rare post-election public appearance in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. AFP/Getty Images The Trump campaign faced further setbacks Tuesday...

Americans are just one Supreme Court decision away from even higher drug prices

The newly configured Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which would affect millions of people...

Thomas Jefferson has a clear message for the Supreme Court about the Constitution and ‘originalism’

The coming few weeks will be of monumental importance for American democracy. That’s not just because this is the MAGA-election of a lifetime. It’s because,...

Justice Amy Barrett elevated to the Supreme Court following Senate confirmation

The Senate voted Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, overcoming fierce partisan opposition to the vote and marking the...

Washington finally abandons economic stimulus plan until after the election

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering its biggest single-day drop since early September and the coronavirus pandemic picking up steam, Washington threw in the...

Biden bashes Trump’s approach to coronavirus crisis at town hall: ‘The words of a president matter’

Joe Biden kept up his attacks on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Democratic presidential nominee at a town hall on...

Amy Coney Barrett says ‘politically controversial’ climate change is still a matter of public debate

Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Getty Images Man-made climate change — the long-run threat to...

Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination puts a spotlight on charismatic Catholicism

President Donald Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Amy Coney Barrett will be Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice...

This chart shows which of Trump’s Supreme Court possibilities is the one most likely to stay conservative — and it’s not Amy Coney Barrett

AFP via Getty Images As President Donald Trump looks to fill the Supreme Court seatleft open by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he...

Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court picks that includes Ted Cruz, other Republican senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, one that voters can compare to rival Joe Biden’s promise to...