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Justices To Hear Texas Abortion Case on Monday Nov. 1
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Justices To Hear Texas Abortion Case on Monday Nov. 1
2021-10-22 17:56:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from the federal government and abortion providers to Texas' 6-week abortion ban on Nov. 1, but will leave the law in place while it considers the cases, the court said on... Read More

Supreme Court Commission Finds Crisis In Senate Confirmation Process
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Supreme Court Commission Finds Crisis In Senate Confirmation Process
2021-10-15 15:31:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A presidential panel charged with considering the pros and cons of altering the size and function of the U.S. Supreme Court is instead calling out the Senate confirmation process for justices. In draft documents released ahead of a... Read More

Justices Consider Whether to Reinstate Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence
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Justices Consider Whether to Reinstate Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence
2021-10-14 15:56:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At approximately 2:49 p.m. that Monday afternoon, the bombs detonated 14 seconds apart, killing three... Read More

Man in Custody After ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Parks Outside Supreme Court
Law Enforcement
Man in Custody After ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Parks Outside Supreme Court
2021-10-05 15:57:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police took a 55-year-old Michigan man into custody Tuesday after he was “extracted” from what law enforcement described as a “suspicious vehicle” parked near the Supreme Court building. "One of our teams just moved in and... Read More

Supreme Court Holds DC Not Entitled to Vote in Congress
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Supreme Court Holds DC Not Entitled to Vote in Congress
2021-10-04 20:22:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that denied District of Columbia residents a voting member in the House of Representatives. As is their custom, the justices did not explain the rationale behind their summary... Read More

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term
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What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany and marble courtroom that the justices abandoned more than 18 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and... Read More

Abortion, Guns, Religion Top a Big Supreme Court Term
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Abortion, Guns, Religion Top a Big Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public... Read More

A 'Dangerous Cabal'? Alito Says High Court is No Such Thing
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A 'Dangerous Cabal'? Alito Says High Court is No Such Thing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Samuel Alito pushed back Thursday against criticism, including some from colleagues, that recent Supreme Court actions in major cases have been done hastily and in the shadows. "A dangerous cabal" improperly deciding important matters — hardly,... Read More

Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place
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Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation's second-largest state. The court voted... Read More

Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum
In The States
Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic
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Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court's action ends... Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Coming Soon On Federal Eviction Moratorium
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Supreme Court Ruling Coming Soon On Federal Eviction Moratorium
2021-08-26 20:29:49
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule within days on a lawsuit by associations of realtors that seek to overturn the federal extension of the eviction moratorium until Oct. 3. In a hearing on Monday, the realtors argued... Read More

Supreme Court Orders 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Reinstated
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Supreme Court Orders 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Reinstated
2021-08-25 14:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With the court’s three... Read More

Justice Barrett Gives Green Light to Construction of Obama Presidential Center
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Justice Barrett Gives Green Light to Construction of Obama Presidential Center
2021-08-20 17:44:20
by Dan McCue

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park ended on Friday when Justice Amy Coney Barrett declined to intervene in the case. The environmentalists, who collectively... Read More

Texas Supreme Court Sides With Abbott, Blocks County Mask Mandates
In The States
Texas Supreme Court Sides With Abbott, Blocks County Mask Mandates
2021-08-17 18:14:05
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling on Sunday voiding temporary restraining orders issued by separate District Court judges that impeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s edict prohibiting local officials from requiring masks to be worn indoors. Local... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law
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Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law
2021-08-16 20:04:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Federal courts continued their struggle with state and federal eviction moratoriums in separate rulings Thursday and Friday. A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that her “hands are tied” to halt the federal eviction moratorium that the Centers... Read More

Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
Housing
Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
2021-08-02 20:28:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired Saturday. As many as 11 million Americans are in danger of losing their homes within weeks after... Read More

Administration Calls on Congress to Extend CDC Eviction Ban
White House
Administration Calls on Congress to Extend CDC Eviction Ban
2021-07-29 15:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House called on Congress Thursday to pass an emergency extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction ban, three days before it is set to expire. Without immediate action, the Biden administration said it... Read More

State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants
In The States
State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected.  Tucked in a list of rules on... Read More

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
Sports
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

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