By Lawrence Hurley

U.S. Supreme Court rejects bid to reinstate North Carolina voting limits

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by North Carolina to reinstate for November’s elections several voting restrictions, including a requirement that people show identification at the polls....

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 1:19 AM

Alleged al Qaeda bomber loses pretrial challenge

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by the alleged mastermind in the bombing of a U.S. ship in Yemen in his upcoming trial before a military tribunal. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:50 PM

Alleged al Qaeda bomber loses pretrial challenge

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by the alleged mastermind in the bombing of a U.S. ship in Yemen in his upcoming trial before a military tribunal. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:48 PM

Obama's judges leave liberal imprint on U.S. law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, the federal appeals court based in Virginia was known as one of the most conservative benches in the country. Two Obama terms later, Democratic...

Friday, August 26, 2016, 11:33 AM

Lawsuit opens new front in Obama immigration legal fight

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigration advocates on Thursday mounted a long-shot effort to revive part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation by filing a lawsuit challenging the national scope of a...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:35 PM

Lawsuit opens new front in Obama immigration legal fight

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigration advocates on Thursday mounted a long-shot effort to revive part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation by filing a lawsuit challenging the national scope of a...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:35 PM

Supreme Court stance on North Carolina law to send signal on voting limits

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's handling of North Carolina's long-shot bid to reinstate its contentious voter identification law will set the tone for the court's treatment of similar cases that could reach the justices before...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:28 AM

Supreme Court nominee out in cold as election heats up

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Merrick Garland hit an unwanted milestone on Tuesday as the federal appeals court judge's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court reached its 125th day with no Senate action, tying for the longest pending nomination ever to...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7:04 AM

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rehear immigration case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a last-ditch effort to revive a White House plan to protect up to 4 million immigrants from deportation, the Obama administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a case on which the eight-member court...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 5:20 PM

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rehear immigration case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a last-ditch effort to revive a White House plan to protect up to 4 million immigrants from deportation, the Obama administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a case on which the eight-member court...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 5:20 PM

Baton Rouge: A city divided between police and the policed

By Lawrence Hurley (Reuters) - Before the killing of three law enforcement officers on Sunday and the fatal shooting of a black man by police earlier this month, Baton Rouge was a city divided between the police and the policed. Tensions in the...

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 4:46 PM

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg 'regrets' Trump criticisms

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday said she regrets making critical comments about Republican presidential contender Donald Trump. "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:21 AM

For Obama, setbacks from a divided Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court breaks for the summer this week, having dealt high-profile setbacks to President Barack Obama on issues important to his liberal legacy, notably on immigration and climate change. This...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:13 PM

Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 AM

Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 AM

For Obama, setbacks from a divided Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court breaks for the summer this week, having dealt high-profile setbacks to President Barack Obama on issues important to his liberal legacy, notably on immigration and climate change. This...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:10 AM

For Obama, setbacks from a divided Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court breaks for the summer this week, having dealt high-profile setbacks to President Barack Obama on issues important to his liberal legacy, notably on immigration and climate change. This...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:10 AM

Supreme Court to hear genetic-testing kit patent fight

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh in on whether genetic-testing kits made by biotechnology company Life Technologies Corp infringed upon patents held by Promega Corp. The court will review a...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:21 PM

Supreme Court rejects debt collection dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a class-action lawsuit against debt collector Encore Capital Group Inc to move forward, declining to hear its claim that such companies should be protected from state "usury" laws...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:10 PM

Supreme Court rejects debt collection dispute

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a class-action lawsuit against debt collector Encore Capital Group Inc to move forward, declining to hear its claim that such companies should be protected from state "usury" laws...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:10 PM