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June 12, 2024 at 12:23 AM

2 Supreme Court justices had no comment about woman posing as conservative

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and John Roberts had no comment after a woman posing as a conservative Catholic secretly recorded them at a black-tie event last week.
June 12, 2024 at 12:23 AM
VIDEO: 2 Supreme Court justices had no comment about woman posing as conservative
June 11, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Alito, in secret recording, apparently agrees nation needs to return to 'godliness'

A liberal filmmaker, posing as a conservative, recorded him at a private event.
June 11, 2024 at 9:30 PM
In this March 7, 2019 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito testifies about the court's budget during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee in Washington.
June 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Secret recordings of 2 Supreme Court justices released

A filmmaker posing as a conservative Christian allegedly recorded Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts at a black-tie event in an apparent attempt to engage them in culture wars.
June 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM
VIDEO: Secret recordings of 2 Supreme Court justices released
June 11, 2024 at 1:32 PM

Justices heard on secret recordings

Justice Samuel Alito was heard in a secret recording appearing to suggest a compromise between the political right and left might be impossible. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt reports.
June 11, 2024 at 1:32 PM
VIDEO:  Justices heard on secret recordings
June 8, 2024 at 6:25 PM

Supreme Court Justices disclose finances

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas publicly acknowledging for the first time that luxury vacations he took that were paid for by a Republican billionaire.
June 8, 2024 at 6:25 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justices disclose finances
June 8, 2024 at 12:30 AM

Clarence Thomas officially discloses 2019 trips paid for by Harlan Crow

For the first time, Justice Clarence Thomas formally discloses billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow paid for his trips to Bali, Indonesia and the Bohemian Grove club in California.
June 8, 2024 at 12:30 AM
VIDEO: Clarence Thomas officially discloses 2019 trips paid for by Harlan Crow
June 7, 2024 at 8:14 PM

Justice Jackson reports a $900,000 book advance and tickets from Beyoncé

Justice Clarence Thomas is belatedly acknowledging more travel paid for by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, while several colleagues reported six-figure payments as part of book deals
June 7, 2024 at 8:14 PM
FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
June 7, 2024 at 6:25 PM

Clarence Thomas formally discloses trips paid for by Harlan Crow in new filings

Justice Clarence Thomas has formally disclosed for the first time 2019 trips paid for his friend and billionaire Harlan Crow in new financial disclosure reports.
June 7, 2024 at 6:25 PM
In this April 23, 2021 file photo, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington.
June 1, 2024 at 12:20 AM

Texas Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to state abortion ban

In a unanimous decision, the court rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of women who say they were denied medically-necessary abortions in Texas, risking their health, fertility and even their lives.
June 1, 2024 at 12:20 AM
VIDEO: Texas Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to state abortion ban
May 31, 2024 at 1:08 PM

Alito wanted wife to lower flag but won't publicly concede optics problem: ANALYSIS

He claims he and his wife were unaware of its association with Jan. 6.
May 31, 2024 at 1:08 PM
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018.
May 30, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Roberts rejects Democrats' call to discuss Alito's refusal to recuse over flags flap

Justice Alito is rejecting calls for his recusal from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the 2020 election after recent controversies.
May 30, 2024 at 7:33 PM
Chief Justice John Roberts sits during a group photo of the Justices, at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021.
May 30, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

Two flags associated with the insurrection were pictured flying outside of Alito’s homes. The Supreme Court justice said he had nothing to do with the flags.
May 30, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases
May 30, 2024 at 2:11 PM

Supreme Court Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

Samuel Alito is rejecting a request from congressional Democrats to recuse himself in two cases related to Jan. 6 after pictures surfaced of two controversial flags flying outside his homes.
May 30, 2024 at 2:11 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases
May 23, 2024 at 8:16 PM

SCOTUS says South Carolina election map doesn't impermissibly exclude Black voters

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Republican-drawn South Carolina congressional district, saying it was not the result of racial gerrymandering.
May 23, 2024 at 8:16 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen, April 23, 2024, in Washington.
May 23, 2024 at 4:34 PM

Supreme Court rejects racial gerrymandering claim in South Carolina

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that no racial gerrymandering was acknowledged in South Carolina.
May 23, 2024 at 4:34 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court rejects racial gerrymandering claim in South Carolina
May 23, 2024 at 12:22 PM

Photos of 2nd flag outside Alito’s house raise questions

The New York Times published images of a pine tree flag outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s New Jersey beach home last summer, which was also carried by some Pro-Trump supporters on Jan. 6.
May 23, 2024 at 12:22 PM
VIDEO: Photos of 2nd flag outside Alito’s house raise questions
May 19, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas and New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor report on the latest on “This Week.”
May 19, 2024 at 4:51 PM
VIDEO: Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias
1 month ago

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy

The New York Times obtained a photo of an American flag flying upside down reportedly at Alito's home in the days after the Jan. 6 riot.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy
1 month ago

Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative Supreme Court justice's home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home
1 month ago

Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home

Photos published in The New York Times show an upside-down American flag flying outside Justice Alito’s home days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
1 month ago
Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home
1 month ago

Ethics expert weighs in on Justice Alito upside-down flag report

Hofstra University law professor James Sample reacts to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito saying he was not involved in putting up an upside-down flag outside his home in January of 2021.
1 month ago
VIDEO:Justice Alito blames wife for upside-down flag at home in 2021
1 month ago

Photo of upside-down flag at Justice Samuel Alito's house raises concerns: Report

"I had no involvement whatsoever in the flying of the flag," Justice Alito said.
1 month ago
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
1 month ago
Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
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Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling

Nathaniel Briggs, the son of two plaintiffs whose case became part of Brown v. Board, recalls his family’s sacrifice.
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VIDEO: Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling
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Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative justice’s home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, just a little over a week after the Jan. 6 attack.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home
1 month ago

Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by Congress after the 2008 financial crash to protect consumers from predatory or deceptive practices by banks and other financial institutions.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded
1 month ago

Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The court's decision is a major victory for the Biden administration and Democrats who have championed the independent agency as a bulwark against corporate financial abuses after the 2008 crash.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1 month ago

Supreme Court upholds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in major win for Biden

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling upholding the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key consumer watchdog and banking regulator.
1 month ago
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen, April 25, 2024, in Washington.
1 month ago

Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights

Former Democratic Rep. John Barrow joins the show to discuss breaking Georgia’s judicial code of conduct and his attempt to take sitting Justice Andrew Pinson’s spot on the Supreme Court..
1 month ago
VIDEO: Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights
1 month ago

Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election

With former Democratic Rep. John Barrow vying to unseat sitting Justice Andrew Pinson, this race could be one of the most competitive and expensive yet. Pinson joins the show.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election
1 month ago

Justice Stephen Breyer's blunt message to Supreme Court conservatives: 'Slow down'

As the Supreme Court prepares to release major rulings in a historic series of cases, retired Justice Stephen Breyer pulls back the curtain on the embattled institution.
1 month ago
Retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer sits down with ABC News Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer for a wide-ranging interview on his new book, "Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism."
1 month ago

'Surprising' and 'disturbing': Legal experts react to SCOTUS on Trump immunity case

Legal experts weigh in on the "surprising" arguments at the Supreme Court on Donald Trump's claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.
1 month ago
This artist sketch depicts Michael Dreeben, counselor to Special Counsel Jack Smith as he argues before the Supreme Court in Washington, Apr. 25, 2024.
1 month ago

Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky reports on the latest developments from Donald Trump’s hush money trial on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’
2 months ago

Could a president stage a coup? And 9 more key moments from Trump's immunity hearing

Here are 10 key moments and exchanges from Trump's immunity hearing before the Supreme Court
2 months ago
Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2024.
2 months ago

Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran discusses potential outcomes in historic Trump SCOTUS hearing.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim
2 months ago

Supreme Court justices hear historic case on presidential immunity

The Supreme Court justices are now weighing Donald Trump’s unprecedented claim that presidents have absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for any actions tied to their official duties.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices hear historic case on presidential immunity
2 months ago

5 takeaways from historic Supreme Court arguments on Trump's immunity claim

Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's immunity case before the Supreme Court, which heard arguments on Thursday
2 months ago
The Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 31, 2021. Justices later in the day will hear arguments via teleconference in NCAA v. Alston. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is asking the court to overturn a ruling that lets member schools offer student athletes more in education-related compensation as it tries to preserve what it sees as the amateur nature of college sports.
2 months ago

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments over presidential immunity in Jan. 6 case

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas and Supreme Court contributor Kate Shaw preview what is in contention in the historic case.
2 months ago
VIDEO: The Supreme Court hears oral arguments over presidential immunity in Jan. 6 case
2 months ago

Supreme Court hears Trump's 'absolute immunity' claim, shape of presidency at stake

The Supreme Court is taking up the monumental question of whether a former president turned GOP nominee can be criminally prosecuted for his efforts to stay in power.
2 months ago
President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Nov. 5, 2020.
2 months ago

Supreme Court fractured over Idaho ban and emergency abortion access

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law governing emergency care protects hospital access to abortion when a woman’s health is at risk.
2 months ago
The Supreme Court of the United States is seen in Washington, March 26, 2024.
2 months ago

Supreme Court weighs decision on Idaho abortion ban

Senior Washington correspondent Devin Dwyer gives the latest on the case before the high court.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court's pending decision regarding Idaho Abortion ban
2 months ago

Supreme Court hears case surrounding Idaho abortion ban

This is the first time the Supreme Court is considering the scope of a state’s abortion ban since overturning Roe v. Wade.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears case surrounding Idaho abortion ban
2 months ago

How the Supreme Court stepping into Trump immunity fray could affect a Jan. 6 trial

The U.S. Supreme Court taking up Donald Trump's immunity claim raises new questions about when, or even if, the former president will stand trial.
2 months ago
The Supreme Court of the United States is seen at sunset, Jan. 27, 2022 in Washington, DC
2 months ago

Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness

Oral arguments are expected in the Supreme Court after a lower court in Los Angeles found the punishment of unhoused people to be “cruel, unusual and unconstitutional.”
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness
2 months ago

Supreme Court hears case on homeless camping ban

An ordinance in Grants Pass, Oregon, barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
2 months ago
An ordinance in Grants Pass, Oregon, barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
2 months ago

Supreme Court appears to favor Oregon city in dispute over homeless camping ban

An ordinance barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
2 months ago
Homeless rights activists hold a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Apr. 22, 2024, in Washington.
2 months ago

Supreme Court to decide if ban on homeless encampments is 'cruel and unusual'

The Supreme Court will decide whether civil and criminal penalties applied to homeless people for camping in public areas constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
2 months ago
Unhoused residents of Grants Pass, Ore., camp in Tussing Park along the Rogue River.
2 months ago

Supreme Court seems torn over ban on homeless encampments

Two federal courts put the measure on hold after finding it “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Eighth Amendment to ticket people with no alternative to survive.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court seems torn over ban on homeless encampments
2 months ago

Supreme Court’s ruling on homelessness could have major implications across US

The case is the most significant legal dispute over homelessness in more than 40 years. The Supreme Court's decision is expected by the end of June.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court’s ruling on homelessness could have major implications across US
2 months ago

Supreme Court will take up 'ghost guns' case next term

The Supreme Court said Monday it would take up the issue of "ghost guns" next term.
2 months ago
The United States Supreme Court building is seen as in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2023.
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