Supreme Court To Hear Labor Case That Could Cripple UnionsThe high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to paying money to unions they don't support.
Illinois Lawmakers Join Effort To Have U.S. Supreme Court Ban Partisan GerrymanderingThe attempt to have the nation’s highest court ban political gerrymandering is the largest effort to date to end the process.
Trump's Revised Travel Ban BeginsThe new restrictions require a “close” family or business tie to the U.S. before applicants from six mainly Muslim nations can obtain a visa
Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Speaks At Niles West GraduationSupreme Court nominee Merrick Garland returned to his alma mater in Skokie on Sunday, to deliver some words of wisdom to the Class of 2016 at Niles West High School.
Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal AgainThe U.S. Supreme Court has again denied to hear former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.
Obama Visits University Of Chicago To Tout Supreme Court NomineePresident Barack Obama was returning to the University of Chicago on Thursday to push for support of his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.
Kirk Meets With Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Garland, Urges GOP To Hold Confirmation HearingsSen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, complimenting President Barack Obama's pick Tuesday as "one of the most eminent jurists in the country" and criticizing GOP leaders' refusal to hold confirmation hearings or a vote on him.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal On Corruption ChargesThe Supreme Court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.
President Obama Nominates Chicago Native Merrick Garland To Supreme CourtPresident Barack Obama nominated federal judge Merrick Garland, who was born in Chicago, for the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Kirk Announces Support For President Obama Getting Chance To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) says he believes President Barack Obama should put forward a nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Republicans Might Gamble On Delaying Scalia Successor Until 2017An expert on the politics of the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will likely take until next year before the Senate approves any nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Durbin Hoping Supreme Court Backs President's Immigration ActionsAs one of those who encouraged President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was hoping the Supreme Court would uphold the president’s initiative.