Canadian Supreme Court orders Vice Media to hand over materials related to suspected ISIS fighter

Canada’s Supreme Court has ordered a Vice Media reporter to hand over material gathered on an accused terrorist, raising questions about the rights of journalists. The outlet called the ruling a “dark day for press freedom.” In a unanimous 9-0 ruling on Friday, the court ordered that reporter Ben Makuch must hand over his materials […]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Apple App Store price fixing suit

Apple now has its last chance to fend off a lawsuit accusing it of price fixing on the App Store. The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments from Apple on November 26th as the company rejects claims that it uses its absolute control of iOS app downloads to keep prices high and take a 30 […]

Supreme court won’t hear appeal over Obama-era net neutrality rules

Net neutrality just secured a court victory… unfortunately, it won’t make much of a difference in the near future. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a 2016 DC court ruling that upheld the FCC’s Obama-era net neutrality rules, leaving the earlier decision intact. The brief notice didn’t explain why the […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer for women’s rights even before she was on the Supreme Court

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice, she was widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women’s rights. As a lawyer who played a prominent role in several Supreme Court cases, Ginsburg’s work against sex discrimination helped to change the way we all think about women. In 1971, Ginsburg wrote a brief that persuaded […]

KAVANAUGH IS CONFIRMED: Embattled Supreme Court nominee secures 50 votes in the Senate

Getty Images Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court the votes of 50 senators, bringing to a close weeks of bitter partisan fights and protests over the nominee, who faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and doubts about his truthfulness under oath.  A conservative who served in President George W. Bush’s White House, […]

How ‘the Forrest Gump of Republican politics’ Brett Kavanaugh became the Supreme Court’s most embattled justice in decades, after controversy over sexual misconduct allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination appeared to be in jeopardy for weeks, after multiple women came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations in statements and […]

Protests erupt outside the Supreme Court and Capitol as Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in

Alex Brandon/AP Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday by 50-48 votes in the Senate. He was sworn in that evening in a private ceremony. Before, during, and after the vote, protesters and activists flooded the areas outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol to oppose his confirmation. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has […]

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in seeing Brett Kavanaugh impeached from the Supreme Court

Win McNamee/Getty Images Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in murmurings that Democrats may seek to impeach Judge Brett Kavanaugh if they reclaim the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections. “Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” attorney Debra Katz said to CNN. “What she […]

2 Supreme Court justices who will soon share the bench with Brett Kavanaugh spoke about partisanship on the high court

Allison Shelley/Getty Images Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan gave remarks about their experiences on the nation’s highest court, and talked specifically about the idea of political bias on the bench. Justice Sotomayor said “we have to rise above partisanship in our personal relationships.” Sotomayor spoke broadly about how Supreme Court justices need […]