The Supreme Court on Wednesday stretched out the schedule for filing written briefs in the new test case on transgender rights. Among other effects of the change will be that the new government of President-elect Donald Trump will get time to decide whether to get involved — and, if it wishes — to change federal policy.
About the Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
The Supreme Court earlier this week issued its calendar of cases to be heard in January, but three significant cases weren’t on the list and may remain in limbo until a ninth Justice joins the Court.
One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today.
One year after the South Korean-based computer giant Samsung handed over $548 million to American rival Apple in a bitter, long-running patent rights battle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously gave Samsung a chance to get back at least some of that money.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, was at Monday’s two-hour Supreme Court arguments about voting districts and race, where the eight Justices sought to make progress on an elusive issue.