Supreme Court News

As the highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court has the responsibility of declaring what the law is. This makes every decision of the Supreme Court vitally important to legal practitioners. FindLaw's Legal Professional News is the premier source of news and analysis regarding the Supreme Court, with breaking news stories, analysis from attorneys, and a variety of multimedia resources.

Top Headlines

  • Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:51:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in sever

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:13:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 22:50:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.

  • At law school, Obama presses case for Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:20:06 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his nominee to the Supreme Court.

  • At law school, Obama to press case for Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:04:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The stalled nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is giving President Barack Obama a chance to do what he says he's missed: go back to school.

  • Obama going back to school on Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:34:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The stalled nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is giving President Barack Obama a chance to do what he says he's missed: go back to school.

  • Democratic lawmakers oppose renaming law school for Scalia

    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:46:59 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely.

  • Nominee Garland smiles, stays quiet while in public view

    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:01:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Cubs or White Sox?"

  • GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held

    Tue, 05 Apr 2016 23:17:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Tuesday she is "more convinced than ever" that there should be hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after meeting with Judge Merrick Garland.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Grassley takes on Chief Justice Roberts

    Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:57:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley on Tuesday warned Chief Justice John Roberts to stay out of the Senate's fight over the Supreme Court's vacancy, accusing the current court of being overly political.

  • Pompeo slams Sen. Moran, sparking talk of Kansas primary

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:57:38 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo on Monday accused fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of saying one thing in Kansas and another in Washington about filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court, prompting speculation that the House member could be planning a primary challenge against the incumbent senator.

  • Supreme Court bolsters political influence of US Latinos

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:03:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts.

  • High court sides with sex offender in dispute over registry

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:10:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that a convicted sex offender did not have to update his status on the federal sex offender registry after moving to a foreign country.

  • Court upholds total population count in electoral districts

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:21:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.

  • Supreme Court will take up case about juror's racial bias

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:45:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether jurors' claims of racially charged comments by another juror can overcome the need for secrecy in jury deliberations.

  • Justices asked to rule that racial bias trumps jury secrecy

    Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American jury room is a bit like Las Vegas: What happens there is supposed to stay there.

  • Obama to push Supreme Court nominee at University of Chicago

    Fri, 01 Apr 2016 23:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran is backtracking on his willingness to hold a hearing and vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, reversing course after infuriating conservatives.

  • Today in History

    Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:28:52 GMT

    Today is Friday, April 1, the 92nd day of 2016. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • High court sympathetic to property owners in wetlands case

    Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:03:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to make it easier for private landowners to challenge in court a government designation of property as protected federal wetlands.

  • Dem senators press for hearings on high court nominee

    Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:44:19 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Senate Democrats increased the pressure on their Republican colleagues to consider President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen insisting that it's time for lawmakers to "get on with it" and do their jobs.