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The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS') is the highest federal court of the United States. Established pursuant to Article Three of the United States Constitution in 1789, it has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and state court cases involving issues of federal law plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases.
News and discussion about the latest key court decisions.
  • Report: Glen 'Big Baby' Davis arrested for alleged felony assault that left man hospitalized
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    Report: Glen 'Big Baby' Davis arrested for alleged felony assault that left man hospitalized

    Glen Davis reportedly turned himself in on charges that he slammed a man on concrete outside of an L.A. night club and left the alleged victim with multiple broken bones.

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    Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

    A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to a person briefed on the deal. Yellow cab magnate Evgeny "Gene" Freidman, the so-called Taxi King of New York, pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud in an Albany courthouse, almost a year after state prosecutors and tax authorities charged him with pocketing $5 million in mandatory, per-ride transportation fees. For years, Freidman has managed hundreds of taxi medallions, the physical plates affixed to cabs that owners are required to display, including more than two dozen owned by Cohen, Trump's longtime fixer.

  • Trayvon's parents say Weinstein's company owes them $150,000
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    Trayvon's parents say Weinstein's company owes them $150,000

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy.

  • Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison
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    Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison

    By Serena Maria Daniels and John Shiffman DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased human body parts was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for selling diseased remains to medical educators. Arthur Rathburn, 64, is the third and most significant person convicted as part of a national investigation into the largely unregulated market for body parts in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is also investigating other so-called body brokers in Illinois, Oregon and Colorado, and has executed search warrants in each of those cases.

  • Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment Complex
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    Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment Complex

    A Florida man suspected of killing one person and injuring another has died

  • Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens
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    Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it.

  • MS-13 gang member known as 'Animal' sentenced to 40 years in prison over killing of 15-year-old boy
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    MS-13 gang member known as 'Animal' sentenced to 40 years in prison over killing of 15-year-old boy

    A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang known as "Animal," who admitted to the 2015 killing of a teenage boy in Massachusetts, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced that 23-year-old Joel Martinez, who went by the street name of "Animal," will be subject to deportation once he's released from federal prison. Martinez pleaded guilty in December to RICO conspiracy and admitting to stabbing 15-year-old Irvin Javier de Paz Castro to death on Sept. 20, 2015, according to prosecutors. President Trump, who has made the fight against the street gang a notable part of his domestic policy, recently referred to dangerous MS-13 gang members as “animals," which some media organizations took out of context to make it appear that he was talking about illegal immigrants.

  • What we know about Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the alleged Santa Fe High School shooter
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    What we know about Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the alleged Santa Fe High School shooter

    The teenager accused of carrying out the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday was known as a quiet student who often wore a trench coat to school. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is being held on charges of capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant in relation to the school shooting, authorities said. Pagourtzis allegedly used a shotgun and a .38 caliber revolver to kill 10 people — eight students and two teachers — and injure 13 others, and he confessed that he acted alone in the shooting, according to a probable cause affidavit. Dimitrios Pagourtzis (pronounced: di-MI-tree-oas pag-OR-cheez) began attending Santa Fe High School in August 2015, according to his Facebook page.

  • Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying
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    Maryland police arrest suspects in police officer's slaying

    The female Baltimore County officer, Amy Caprio, on Monday had confronted burglary suspects who attempted to flee in a vehicle, sparking a violent altercation that left the nearly four-year-veteran of the force critically injured, police said. Sixteen-year-old Dawnta Harris, was arrested shortly after Monday's altercation and was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, Baltimore police spokesman Natalie Litofsky said in a post on Twitter. Heavily armed Maryland police working with dogs had searched through the night for the other three suspects.

  • Rise To Fame: A Timeline Of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Controversial Moments
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    Rise To Fame: A Timeline Of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Controversial Moments

    Tekashi69 has emerged as the most controversial rapper this side of 50 Cent.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of 'Patent Death Squads'
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    Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of 'Patent Death Squads'

    In 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which brought the most sweeping change to American patent laws since the 1952 Patent Act.