us federal court system

Appeals court says Congress can seek Trump's tax returns

An appeals court has denied for the second time President Donald Trump's attempt to stop an accounting firm from turning over his financial documents to the House, making it the second tax case Trump's lawyers say they are taking to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hears Byron Allen's discrimination suit against Comcast

Attorneys for Entertainment Studios founder and CEO Byron Allen and Comcast engaged in a contentious back and forth with US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday as the highest court in the land debated what to do with Allen's discrimination lawsuit against the nation's largest cable TV and internet service provider.

Supreme Court to hear challenge of financial protection bureau

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up a case this term that could significantly weaken the structure and independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government watchdog agency that was the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren and opened its doors in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis during the Obama administration to oversee financial institutions, monitor markets and protect consumers fr

Justice Sonia Sotomayor breaks Supreme Court's new 2-minute rule

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was so eager to jump into a case Wednesday concerning the tension between the federal government and states when it comes to immigration enforcement that she broke the Supreme Court's new rule that allows a lawyer to begin arguments for two minutes without interruption.

Trump has been clobbered by the courts

The third branch of government last week offered an assertive restraint on the power of President Donald Trump. And there's likely to be more bad news for Trump from the federal courts system as the US House's impeachment inquiry progresses.