Time is up for Volkswagen to meet a federal judge’s deadline to detail how it will make nearly 600,000 diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests comply with clean air laws.
A deeply divided Supreme Court grappled Monday with President Obama’s deportation amnesty, as conservatives said the White House was encroaching on Congress’ lawmaking powers, but liberal justices saying the court should stay out of the fight, leaving the president with a free hand.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination, sparking a fresh round of partisan criticism and praise for the veteran lawmaker at the center of the battle.
A federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted.
A divided Supreme Court Tuesday let stand a lower court’s decision that allows unions to collect dues even from nonmembers to assist in collective bargaining, in a case that highlights the absence of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
The Supreme Court appears to be searching for a middle ground on the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, issuing an order Tuesday asking both the government and the religious charities challenging the rules to try to come up with options that can accommodate both sides.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support holding hearings to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and most support Judge Garland’s confirmation, according to polling released Friday.
Catholic nuns and religious nonprofits that object to paying for employee contraceptives faced a deeply divided Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the liberal justices warned against allowing faith-based objections to stymie important government goals such as expanding access to women’s health care.
A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted.