Supreme Court: Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Control Board Has ‘Sovereign Immunity’

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Rico’s unelected fiscal control board has “sovereign immunity” and does not have to answer journalists’ requests for government documents.

  • May 12, 2023
  • 10:50 AM

Supreme Court Likely to Rule Against Man Who Offered Adult Adoptions

The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to rule against a man convicted of violating immigration law for offering adult adoptions he falsely claimed would lead to citizenship.

  • Mar 27, 2023
  • 5:52 PM

Mexico’s Supreme Court Elects 1st Female Chief Justice

Mexico’s Supreme Court elected the first female chief justice in its history Monday. Justice Norma Lucía Piña was sworn in for her four-year term at the head of the 11-member court, pledging to maintain the independence of the country’s highest court.

  • Jan 3, 2023
  • 10:21 AM

Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 10:36 AM

Supreme Court Wrestles Over Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the Biden administration has the right to decide which undocumented immigrants federal agents should prioritize for deportation.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 5:58 PM

Reports Filed by Act 22 Beneficiaries Are Public Records, PR Supreme Court Says

A panel of four Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected a petition filed by the Puerto Rico Privacy Association that sought to block the lower court’s decision ordering the disclosure of the annual reports submitted by Act 22 beneficiaries, a statute that has been part of the Act 60 Incentives Code since 2019.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 2:43 PM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tells Supreme Court Election ‘Is Over’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration signaled a willingness to hand over power, two days after a nail-biting election loss to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and amid speculation the far-right incumbent might fight the result.

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • 10:23 AM

Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Involving Citizens Born in Territories

On Monday the Supreme Court declined to review a case involving the citizenship rights of American Samoans that advocates had hoped would lead to the overturning of a series of century-old rulings that provide legal justification for the disenfranchisement of U.S. citizens living in overseas territories.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 3:29 PM

California Names First Latina Chief Justice of Supreme Court

California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as the next chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, which will make her the first Latina to fill the position.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 2:07 PM

Supreme Court Won’t Let Biden Implement Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • 8:39 PM

Supreme Court: Biden Properly Ended Trump-Era Asylum Policy

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration properly ended a Trump-era policy forcing some U.S. asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico. The justices’ 5-4 decision for the administration came in a case about the “Remain in Mexico” policy under President Donald Trump.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 10:55 AM

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

American Samoans Ask Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Racist’ Insular Cases

A petition filed in April by American Samoans asks the Supreme Court to overturn a set of century-old rulings used to deny equal rights and federal benefits to the residents of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories.

  • Jun 1, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Former Attorney for MS-13 on Supreme Court in El Salvador

A Supreme Court magistrate appointed by the ruling party was years ago the attorney of “Diablo de Hollywood,” the head of the Mara Salvatrucha. The detail, undisclosed when he was appointed last year, was revealed when the judge recused himself from ruling on the gang leader’s pending extradition to the United States.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 11:37 AM

Democrats Powerless in the Face of Looming Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

After news broke Monday of a looming Supreme Court decision to overturn ‘Roe v. Wade,’ Democrats vowed to introduce legislation codifying abortion rights. But without filibuster reform, they are unlikely to secure the 60 votes needed to pass such a bill.

  • May 4, 2022
  • 5:11 PM

Inside the Senate’s Final Vote to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

A look at the moments during and after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed by a 53-47 vote in the Senate, making her the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • 5:51 PM

Judge Confirmed as 1st Latina on California Supreme Court

A San Diego appeals court judge who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants was confirmed Tuesday as the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. Patricia Guerrero, 50, grew up in the agricultural Imperial Valley and has worked as prosecutor, law firm partner and Superior Court judge and is on the state’s 4th District Court of Appeal.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

First Latina, Daughter of Immigrants Nominated to California Supreme Court

Justice Patricia Guerrero, 50, of San Diego, grew up in the agricultural Imperial Valley and has worked as a federal prosecutor, law firm partner, Superior Court judge and now sits on the 4th District Court of Appeal.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

Supreme Court Case Tests Equal Rights of U.S. Citizens in Puerto Rico

On Tuesday, November 9, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the case of United States v. José Luis Vaello Madero. At issue is whether a U.S. citizen has equal access to social safety-net programs when living in a U.S. territory.

  • Nov 10, 2021
  • 3:50 PM

Mexico Supreme Court Rules Abortion Not a Crime

The decision will immediately only affect the northern border state, but it establishes “obligatory criteria for all of the country’s judges,” compelling them to act the same way in similar cases, said court President Arturo Zaldívar.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

Supreme Court Orders ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Reinstated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 8:34 PM

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