Supreme Court

Divided Supreme Court hears arguments over young immigrants program

WASHINGTON – With a crowd of protesters just outside of the building, the justices of the nation’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday that may determine the fate of a popular program that protected young immigrants from deportation. At issue is…

Trump presidency brings unprecedented attention to the Constitution’s emoluments clauses

WASHINGTON — Before 2016, the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution didn’t get much attention. Now, these two short sections — which historians and legal scholars interpret as prohibiting government officials from accepting gifts from foreign or…

High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including…

Maryland redistricting case to be heard in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 12

WASHINGTON – On episode 12 of The Washington Bullpen podcast, host Jarod Golub brings listeners the latest on Gamble v. United States (the Supreme Court double jeopardy case), all the updates on U.S.-China relations after the G20 financial summit over…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 4

WASHINGTON – On this week’s “Washington Bullpen” podcast, Host Jarod Golub talks about the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement and Amazon’s minimum wage increase. Danielle Stein and Lauren Koenig from the Capital News Service broadcast bureau join to discuss Thursday’s FBI…

Maryland’s senators rip limited scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh report

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote on Saturday, Maryland’s Democratic senators on Thursday decried the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling it rushed and incomplete. “I think it raises more questions than it answers,” Sen. Ben Cardin,…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

WASHINGTON – This week on the “Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub discusses the green card law change proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump’s United Nations press conference and the Kavanaugh confirmation vote and testimonies.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 1

WASHINGTON – “The Washington Bullpen” podcast has returned! This week, host Jarod Golub discusses the developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the anonymous op-ed about the Trump…

Colorado baker goes to Supreme Court over same-sex discrimination suit

In 2012, Denver area baker Jack Phillips turned down a request to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The case finally reached the Supreme Court and protesters and supporters were out in full force.