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Electronic Filing Coming to the Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman | Nov 13
Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.

Justices Rule Against Consumer in Debt Collection Case

May 16
The Supreme Court says debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection.

AP Explains: The Doctrine Sure to Emerge in Gorsuch Hearings

By Mark Sherman | Mar 20
When Democrats question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation hearing, they'll probably ask a lot about something called "Chevron deference."

Gorsuch's Environment Record Not Easy to Define

By Holbrook Mohr and Mitch Weiss | Mar 16
Many conservation groups say Gorsuch is too conservative and too much like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But he can't be painted as someone who always finds in favor of businesses.

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

Garland A Court Moderate Who Would Frustrate Both Sides

By Jeff Donn, Curt Anderson, Holbrook Mohr, and Mitch Weiss | Apr 12
An Associated Press review of Garland's record on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggests he is a judge who only rarely has found himself at odds with the government agencies that appear before him.

Court Upholds Total Population Count in Electoral Districts

By Mark Sherman | Apr 4
The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.

Tied 4-4 After Scalia's Death, High Court Gives Unions A Win

By Sam Hananel | Mar 29
In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, labor unions on Tuesday won a high-profile Supreme Court dispute they once seemed all but certain to lose.

Supreme Court Nominee Formed Lasting Bonds at Harvard

By Denise Lavoie | Mar 29
From his first days at Harvard, Merrick Garland's classmates pegged him as a star. Smartest guy in the room, self-confident, easygoing and thoughtful are some of the compliments they still pay him 40 years later.

Scalia's Death Could Affect Politically Tinged Cases

By Mark Sherman | Mar 23
Challengers in two politically tinged cases before the Supreme Court this week face the seemingly insurmountable problem of being unable to count to five - as in five votes.

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