(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court wrestled openly on Wednesday with how to balance the free speech rights of American teenagers on social media with the needs of schools to maintain order and discipline in classrooms and on playing fields. "I'm frightened to death of... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- After a flurry of Trump judicial appointments, President Joe Biden's first nominees to the federal courts showcased their striking diversity in Senate testimony Wednesday, even as Republicans grilled the candidates over the role of race in the judicial system, religious liberty and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation grapples with a surge in gun violence and record gun sales, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would consider whether Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense. The case is an appeal... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- All nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met in person Friday for the first time in nearly a year and since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the bench following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The justices also posed for a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- On a Friday afternoon in July 2008, 20-year-old Courtney Wild appeared in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, demanding answers from federal prosecutors about their investigation of multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly sexually abused Wild and dozens of other underage girls... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13, arguing that doing so would restore the court’s integrity and reverse what they said were wrongs perpetrated by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, his GOP colleagues, and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Judiciary Act of 2021 is co-sponsored by Democratic lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerrod Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y. The bill would "restore balance to the nation’s highest court after four years... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will create a commission to study possible changes to the Supreme Court, including adding seats or instituting term limits, the White House announced Friday. The establishment of a commission to study the issue was a campaign promise from Biden, who... Read More.
By Devin Dwyer and Jacqueline Yoo, ABC News(MAHANOY CITY, Pa.) -- When 14-year-old Brandi Levy didn't make the varsity cut as a freshman cheerleader for the Mahanoy Golden Bears, she sounded off on social media, as teenagers are known to... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Charlottesville can remove two statues of Confederate generals, which civil rights activists say paid homage to America's history of slavery and racism.The statues depict... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With March Madness in full swing, the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday faced off against a group of former college athletes at the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running dispute over limits on... Read More.