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Supreme Court Rules Job Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect Church-School Teachers
Employment
Supreme Court Rules Job Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect Church-School Teachers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned teachers who work at church-run schools from filing discrimination lawsuits against their employers, ruling that the Constitution’s protection for religious liberty exempts church schools from state and federal anti-discrimination laws. The justices,... Read More

Justices Allow Limited Access to Free Birth Control Under ACA
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Justices Allow Limited Access to Free Birth Control Under ACA
2020-07-08 17:07:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration regulation that lets employers with religious objections limit women’s access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. The 7-2 decision could have a profound, immediate effect on... Read More

Chief Justice John Roberts Briefly Hospitalized in June
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Chief Justice John Roberts Briefly Hospitalized in June
2020-07-08 13:51:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in the hospital last month after he fell and injured his forehead while walking for exercise near his home, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Tuesday night. According to court spokeswoman Kathleen... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Cellphone Robocall Ban
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Supreme Court Upholds Cellphone Robocall Ban
2020-07-06 17:01:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, stems from a 2015 decision by Congress to carve out an exception to... Read More

Supreme Court Rules States Can Penalize Faithless Electors
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Supreme Court Rules States Can Penalize Faithless Electors
2020-07-06 16:53:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that so-called faithless electors can be penalized if they renege on their pledge to vote for their state voters' choice for president. Writing for a nearly unanimous court, Justice Elena Kagan began... Read More

Trump’s Taxes, Birth Control Top Supreme Court’s Closing Agenda
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Trump’s Taxes, Birth Control Top Supreme Court’s Closing Agenda

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to cap a term like no other with potentially blockbuster decisions covering birth control, religious rights and President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his financial records private. The justices will tackle their eight remaining... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting in Alabama
2020 Elections
Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama’s request to stay... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Release of Full Mueller Report
Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Hear Case on Release of Full Mueller Report
2020-07-02 14:42:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it would decide whether Congress may see currently redacted parts of the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. As is... Read More

High Court Strikes Down Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Religious Schools
Education
High Court Strikes Down Ban on Taxpayer Funding for Religious Schools
2020-06-30 21:12:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools on Tuesday, saying such institutions can't be prevented from participating in programs that use public funds to support private education. The 5-4 ruling upheld a... Read More

Justices Hold Booking.com Can Trademark Its Name
Business
Justices Hold Booking.com Can Trademark Its Name
2020-06-30 20:59:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A nearly unanimous Supreme Court said Tuesday that the travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling of high significance to other companies using a generic word followed by ".com." as a name. Lower courts had sided... Read More

Supreme Court Affirms Trump's Right to Say 'You're Fired' to Consumer Regulator
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Supreme Court Affirms Trump's Right to Say 'You're Fired' to Consumer Regulator
2020-06-29 19:56:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed President Donald Trump's ability to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Monday, but left undisturbed the rest of the statute that created the agency in the wake of the 2008... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding
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Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding
2020-06-29 18:18:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upheld a provision of federal law Monday that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world.  Writing for the majority... Read More

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Federal Executions
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Refuses to Block Federal Executions
2020-06-29 18:14:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates -- executions that will mark the first use of the death penalty on the federal level in nearly 20 years. A majority... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law
2020-06-29 15:55:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the liberal wing... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
Political News
Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
2020-06-26 22:07:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening decline to force Texas officials to offer mail-in ballots to all voters in the state because of the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court's order is the latest development... Read More

Supreme Court 2020: Major Rulings on Abortion, Trump’s Tax Returns Still to Come
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Supreme Court 2020: Major Rulings on Abortion, Trump’s Tax Returns Still to Come

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is nearing the end of its term and ready to release major decisions on abortion, religion and the separation of powers between the president and Congress — specifically, whether House Democrats or a New York... Read More

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
Political News
Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
2020-06-26 13:19:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court Thursday night, arguing the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down by the Justices. Overturning the Affordable Care Act would take away health coverage for about... Read More

Supreme Court Okays Fast-Track Removal of Asylum Seekers
Immigration
Supreme Court Okays Fast-Track Removal of Asylum Seekers
2020-06-25 18:22:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Trump administration on Thursday, ruling that asylum seekers have no right to a federal court hearing before being removed from the United States. The 7-2 decision reverses an... Read More

Supreme Court Holds SEC Can Recoup Money in Fraud Cases
Finance
Supreme Court Holds SEC Can Recoup Money in Fraud Cases
2020-06-22 16:45:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With decisions in several high profile cases pending -- including one on whether President Donald Trump can shield his financial records from Congressional scrutiny --  the U.S. Supreme court on Monday opted to rule on a case with... Read More

Dreamers, Congress See Hard Work Ahead Despite Court Ruling
Immigration
Dreamers, Congress See Hard Work Ahead Despite Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruling that spells relief for the thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children also takes pressure off Congress to find an immediate fix to their predicament. But because it leaves the... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Trump Can't Unilaterally End Obama-Era DACA Program
Immigration
Supreme Court Rules Trump Can't Unilaterally End Obama-Era DACA Program
2020-06-18 15:52:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump does not have the legal authority to abruptly rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a decision that for now will protect about 650,000 young immigrants... Read More

Solicitor General Noel Francisco Leaving Justice Department
In The News
Solicitor General Noel Francisco Leaving Justice Department
2020-06-17 20:58:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who represented the Trump administration in a series of high profile Supreme Court cases, is leaving the Justice Department. Francisco, who officially informed President Trump of his decision Wednesday morning, will step down... Read More

Supreme Court Rulings Leave Trump in the Minority
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Supreme Court Rulings Leave Trump in the Minority

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has aggressively stoked America’s culture wars since taking office but three major Supreme Court rulings Monday suggested — in a season already marked by sweeping calls for police reforms and racial justice — that he’s... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects White House Bid to Overturn California 'Sanctuary' Law
Immigration
Supreme Court Rejects White House Bid to Overturn California 'Sanctuary' Law
2020-06-15 18:54:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to overturn one of California's so-called “sanctuary” laws, leaving intact rules prohibiting law enforcement from aiding federal agents in taking custody of immigrants as they are released from... Read More

Gay, Transgender Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination Laws, Supreme Court Rules
Employment
Gay, Transgender Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination Laws, Supreme Court Rules
2020-06-15 15:50:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. The 6-3 ruling was considered something of a surprise, given the supposed... Read More

Supreme Court Cases Could Have Major Impact on ‘Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice’
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Cases Could Have Major Impact on ‘Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice’
2020-06-11 15:11:00
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court heard a number of cases this term that could have major implications for reproductive rights. While each case heard by the Supreme Court is significant, the collective decisions on multiple health care-related cases could... Read More

Immigrants Anxious as They Await Supreme Court DACA Decision
Immigration
Immigrants Anxious as They Await Supreme Court DACA Decision

PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya’s hands get sweaty and her throat feels like it’s closing just talking about the anxiety of every Monday this spring. The immigrant rights activist who's shielded from deportation and allowed to legally work in the... Read More

Senators Join Hoyer In Urging Replacement of Dred Scott Author's Statue
Congress
Senators Join Hoyer In Urging Replacement of Dred Scott Author's Statue
2020-06-04 12:04:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Maryland's Democratic Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday introduced legislation in their chamber to replace the bust of Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's racist Dred Scott decision, currently on display in the... Read More

Justices Won’t Take Up Lawsuit Claiming DNC Tipped Scales for Clinton in 2016
Supreme Court
Justices Won’t Take Up Lawsuit Claiming DNC Tipped Scales for Clinton in 2016
2020-06-02 18:57:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined on Monday to revive a lawsuit filed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who claimed the Democratic National Committee improperly tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primaries. As is their... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Limits on Church Services
Religion
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Limits on Church Services
2020-06-02 18:53:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal by a California church challenging state limits on attendance at worship services imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals late... Read More

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