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Supreme Court takes up Trump immunity appeal

 at 5:31 p.m.

In a one-page order on Wednesday evening, the court agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be tried on criminal charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump claims he has presidential immunity from prosecution. The case will be heard in April.

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The justices will hear oral argument in Trump v. United States in April. (Katie Barlow)


Justices debate New York interest requirement on national bank escrow accounts

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The justices heard oral argument on Tuesday in a case about a New York statute requiring banks to pay interest on escrow accounts they hold to pay taxes and insurance premiums for their mortgage borrowers. The court seemed divided about whether the New York statute applies to national banks.


Justices seem to resolve Dogecoin arbitration dispute during argument

at 3:32 p.m.

The crux of Wednesday’s argument in Coinbase v. Suski was whether a district court or an arbitrator should decide if a dispute over a cryptocurrency exchange’s sweepstakes rules belongs in arbitration. But a major concession by the customers’ counsel seemed to presage a quick resolution of the case.


Supreme Court split over bump-stock ban

 at 3:41 p.m.

While some justices, at oral argument on Wednesday, worried about how bump-stock owners would fare under a 2018 regulation that criminalized a product they already owned, several other justices suggested that, with the ability to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, semiautomatic rifles equipped with bump stocks were precisely the kind of weapons that Congress intended to bar within the definition of “machine gun.”