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Mississippi Argues Supreme Court Should Overturn Roe v. Wade
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Mississippi Argues Supreme Court Should Overturn Roe v. Wade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Deaf Woman’s Emotional Distress Suit
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Deaf Woman’s Emotional Distress Suit
2021-07-06 20:04:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case in its next term that could expand rights of discrimination victims to collect compensation for "emotional distress." A ruling that allows the compensation could widely broaden the liability for... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Disclosure Rules for Political Donors
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Disclosure Rules for Political Donors
2021-07-01 15:16:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their biggest donors, holding the requirement burdened donors’ First Amendment rights and was not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions
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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions
2021-07-01 15:11:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged on the rights of Black, Hispanic and Native Americans voters. By a 6-3 margin, the justices held that a 2016... Read More

Pipeline Company Can Use Eminent Domain to Claim State Land
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Pipeline Company Can Use Eminent Domain to Claim State Land
2021-06-29 17:02:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to rely on eminent domain to claim state land in its path. The 5-4 ruling by the court included both liberal... Read More

Transgender Rights, Religion Among Cases Justices Could Add
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Transgender Rights, Religion Among Cases Justices Could Add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say... Read More

Supreme Court Says Alaska Natives Should Get COVID-19 Aid
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Supreme Court Says Alaska Natives Should Get COVID-19 Aid
2021-06-25 21:17:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid tied up in court for months, rightfully should be given to Alaska Natives rather than tribes in other parts of the country. The case cast... Read More

Supreme Court Backs Refiners in Biofuel Exemption Dispute
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Supreme Court Backs Refiners in Biofuel Exemption Dispute
2021-06-25 20:38:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday restored an exemption for small refineries from a federal law requiring them to blend increasing levels of ethanol and other renewable fuels into their products. The 6-3 ruling is a setback for biofuels... Read More

Supreme Court Sides With Cursing Cheerleader Over Snapchat Post
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Supreme Court Sides With Cursing Cheerleader Over Snapchat Post
2021-06-23 15:32:39
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by punishing a student over a vulgar social-media rant sent away from school grounds. The vote was 8 to 1, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting.... Read More

Supreme Court Hands Win to Student Athletes
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Supreme Court Hands Win to Student Athletes
2021-06-22 15:15:02
by Dan McCue

In a unanimous decision Monday, the justices held the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead,... Read More

High Court Says Scores of Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed
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High Court Says Scores of Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed
2021-06-22 00:49:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent disputes by failing to make the judges properly accountable to the president. As a result, it said, more than 200... Read More

Affordable Care Act Survives Its Toughest Challenge Before the High Court
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Affordable Care Act Survives Its Toughest Challenge Before the High Court
2021-06-17 15:27:58
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. By a 7-2 vote, the justices left the entire law intact and ruled that Texas and other Republican-led states (as... Read More

Justices Defer Harvard Case on Race in College Admissions
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Justices Defer Harvard Case on Race in College Admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision... Read More

Justices Reject Johnson & Johnson Bid to Overturn $2B Talc Verdict
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Justices Reject Johnson & Johnson Bid to Overturn $2B Talc Verdict
2021-06-10 11:24:56
by TWN Staff

The Supreme Court this week decided to leave in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products. As is their custom, the justices did not comment Tuesday on... Read More

Supreme Court Limits Prosecutions for Unauthorized Computer Use
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Supreme Court Limits Prosecutions for Unauthorized Computer Use
2021-06-07 13:45:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday makes it harder to impose liability on workers who use their employers’ computers for unauthorized purposes. The ruling restricts the Justice Department's authority to prosecute unauthorized computer use under the 1986 Computer... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Review of Male-only Military Draft
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Supreme Court Rejects Review of Male-only Military Draft

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to review a lawsuit asking whether it's sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The challenge, originally brought by a... Read More

Gorsuch Holds 9th Circuit Went Too Far in Accepting Immigrant Testimony
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Gorsuch Holds 9th Circuit Went Too Far in Accepting Immigrant Testimony
2021-06-01 20:09:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court tossed a pair of decisions from the 9th U.S. Circuit, holding the appellate court went too far in assuming that an immigrant's testimony was credible unless an immigrant judge said otherwise.... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Police in Traffic Stop
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Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Police in Traffic Stop
2021-06-01 19:12:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that tribal police officers can stop and search non-Native Americans on tribal lands for potential violations of state or federal law. The justices unanimously reversed an appellate ruling in favor of a non-Native... Read More

Justices Reject Case of Retired Cop Put in Police Chokehold
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Justices Reject Case of Retired Cop Put in Police Chokehold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a retired federal law enforcement officer who was put in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground at a VA hospital security checkpoint. The justices did not comment... Read More

Justice Thomas Remembers ‘Rapid’ RBG
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Justice Thomas Remembers ‘Rapid’ RBG

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her last years on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. She was always the last justice to exit the courtroom, with Justice Clarence Thomas helping her down the steps from the Supreme Court... Read More

Police Cannot Search Homes in Name of ‘Community Caretaking,’ Supreme Court Rules
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Police Cannot Search Homes in Name of ‘Community Caretaking,’ Supreme Court Rules
2021-05-19 17:44:43
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that a longstanding exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit police to search private homes without a warrant. The “community caretaking” exception originates from the 1973 case Cady v. Dombrowski, in... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Major Abortion Rights Case
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Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Major Abortion Rights Case
2021-05-18 17:35:21
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an abortion case next term that could dramatically alter abortion jurisprudence. In 2018, Mississippi enacted a law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It was one of a wave... Read More

Supreme Court Throws Abortion Fight Into Center of Midterms
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Supreme Court Throws Abortion Fight Into Center of Midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who are now girding to make abortion access a major issue in next year's midterm... Read More

Justices Consider Hearing a Case on 'Most Offensive Word'
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Justices Consider Hearing a Case on 'Most Offensive Word'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Collier says that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees "boy." Management ignored two large swastikas painted on... Read More

Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)
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Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)
2021-05-12 21:59:31
by Dan McCue

(This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series. The first three parts can be read here, here and here.) The First Amendment Prevails The Supreme Court’s decision in the Pentagon Papers case, officially, New York Times Co.... Read More

Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Two)
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Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Two)
2021-05-11 10:46:55
by Dan McCue

(This is the second part of a four-part series. The first installment can be read here.) To Publish or Not to Publish Upon his return to Washington, Sheehan and an editor booked a room at the Jefferson Hotel, where they... Read More

Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part One)
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Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part One)
2021-05-10 10:46:03
by Dan McCue

The battle was joined on a Monday night. It was shortly after 7 p.m. on June 14, 1971, when a seething President Richard Nixon telephoned his attorney general, John Mitchell, and told him it was time to make the administration’s... Read More

Law Requiring Nonprofit Disclosures Gets Chilly Reception in Supreme Court
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Law Requiring Nonprofit Disclosures Gets Chilly Reception in Supreme Court
2021-04-27 13:11:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A California law that requires nonprofit organizations to disclose their donors met with skepticism among most of the U.S. Supreme Court’s justices during a hearing Monday. The law is opposed by coalitions of nonprofit organizations that say the... Read More

High Court Moves Away from Leniency for Minors Who Murder
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High Court Moves Away from Leniency for Minors Who Murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade in which the Supreme Court moved gradually toward more leniency for minors convicted of murder, the justices on Thursday moved the other way.The high court ruled 6-3 along liberal-conservative lines against a... Read More

Supreme Court Asked to Give Access to Secretive Court's Work
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Supreme Court Asked to Give Access to Secretive Court's Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs.The groups say in an appeal... Read More

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