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What’s Next for the Supreme Court? Affirmative Action, 1st Amendment Rights, Wetlands Protection
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What’s Next for the Supreme Court? Affirmative Action, 1st Amendment Rights, Wetlands Protection
2022-07-02 17:56:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate the controversial Trump-era asylum policy known as "remain in Mexico," the Supreme Court on Thursday concluded what was undoubtedly one... Read More

Immigration
What They’re Saying About the End of the 'Remain in Mexico' Policy 
2022-06-30 21:49:11
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justices on Thursday approved the Biden administration’s attempts to rescind the Migrant Protection Protocol, or the “Remain in Mexico” border policy, dealing a blow to Republican-led states’ attempts to prolong the enforcement of Trump-era immigration policy.... Read More

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Jackson Sworn In, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court's 116th justice, and she took... Read More

Environment
Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday dramatically limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, dealing a major blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change. The 6-3 ruling written by Chief... Read More

Immigration
Justices Side With Biden on Bid to Rescind Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
2022-06-30 15:34:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration’s decision to terminate the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocol, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, did not violate federal immigration law. The majority in the 5-4 decision also... Read More

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Supreme Court Expands Veterans’ Rights to Sue States for Job Discrimination
2022-06-29 21:55:30
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court ruling Wednesday broadens the rights of veterans to sue state agencies for employment discrimination based on their military service. The ruling revives a lawsuit by a former Texas state trooper who said he was forced... Read More

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Gorsuch Scorches Majority Over Ruling in Sovereign Authority Case
2022-06-29 20:27:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It began with a simple question: Do the federal government and a state have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Native Americans against Native Americans in what the federal government continues to refer to as “Indian country”?... Read More

Child Care
In the Wake of Dobbs, Uncertainty Grows for Foster Care System
2022-06-28 14:24:58
by Eden Metzger

WASHINGTON — Among the questions now being asked in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning 50 years of abortion rights protections, is what the long-term impact will be on the... Read More

In The News
Gen Z Reacts to No-Roe World
2022-06-28 12:52:50
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion rights groups have been mourning their loss, worried about what this means for the future of the country.  Each generation... Read More

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Justices Side With Two Doctors Snared in Opioid ‘Pill Mill’ Case 
2022-06-27 21:21:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said on Monday that prosecutors must prove doctors knowingly misprescribed drugs to secure convictions against them for the unlawful distribution of controlled medicines, like opioids. The decision came down in a... Read More

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Supreme Court Sides With High School Coach Who Prayed at 50-Yard Line
2022-06-27 18:07:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —  A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the public school district that employed him violated his free speech and free exercise rights by barring him from praying on the... Read More

Medicare
Justices Uphold HHS Language on Medicare Reimbursements
2022-06-24 20:23:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Though few likely noticed given the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court also decided a highly technical case Friday regarding how the Department of Health and Human Services calculates a class of Medicare payments. The... Read More

Civil Rights
Abortion Ruling a Galvanizing Moment in American Life

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly everyone, it seemed by Friday afternoon, was talking about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two landmark precedents enshrining... Read More

Abortion
Supreme Court Overturns Roe, Holds Constitution Confers No Right to Abortion
2022-06-24 14:37:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday overturned 50 years of legal precedent, ruling that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. The ruling, written by Justice Samuel Alito Jr., overturns both Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case... Read More

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Justices Rule GOP Lawmakers Can Defend North Carolina Voter ID Law
2022-06-23 20:10:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday held that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene to defend the state’s controversial voter-ID law, despite the fact the state’s Democratic attorney general is already defending it. The 8-1 ruling in Berger... Read More

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Supreme Court Rules ‘Miranda’ Violation Not Grounds for Civil Rights Claim
2022-06-23 19:55:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — For two generations, the words “you have the right to remain silent,” had been such a reliable part of American life — not to mention innumerable cop shows and movies — that they had almost become a cliche.... Read More

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Justices Significantly Expand Gun Rights in Major Second Amendment Ruling
2022-06-23 16:23:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York State’s “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license is unconstitutional because it prevents law-abiding citizens with self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for that purpose, a divided Supreme... Read More

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Justices to Decide Future of Mob Watchdog on Waterfront
2022-06-21 21:28:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey over the latter’s desire to back out of a 1953 agreement to work together to combat corruption and racketeering on... Read More

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine Policy Barring Tuition Aid for Religious Schools
2022-06-21 17:35:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a longstanding education policy in Maine that made K-12 schools with religious instruction ineligible for taxpayer-backed tuition aid. Writing for the majority in the 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts held... Read More

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Cert Petition Decisions on Tuesday Could Spell the True End of Bivens Precedent
2022-06-17 19:54:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The line originally comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the King James version of The Bible, but is likely better known to generations of music fans due to the autumn 1965 hit “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds. “To... Read More

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Justices Rule Feds Exceeded Authority With Medicare Reimbursement Cuts
2022-06-15 22:59:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled federal regulators improperly cut drug reimbursement payments to hospitals in low-income communities beginning in 2018, a move that cost hospitals and clinics billions of dollars. The ruling in... Read More

Immigration
Supreme Court Makes It More Difficult to Challenge Immigration Policies
2022-06-13 17:35:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In a pair of rulings on Monday, the Supreme Court made it more difficult for illegal immigrants to challenge U.S. policies directed at them in court. In the first case, Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez, a unanimous court ruled that... Read More

Supreme Court
Man Arrested Near Justice Kavanaugh’s Home Faces Attempted Murder Charge
2022-06-08 15:48:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A California man who had allegedly made threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and was arrested early Wednesday morning near the justice’s Maryland home, has been charged with attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice. Nicholas John Roske, age... Read More

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Justices Won’t Review Case Involving Couple Who Waved Guns at Protesters
2022-06-06 18:16:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case brought by a Missouri couple who rose to public attention after they waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in... Read More

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Florida Medicaid in Settlement Dispute
2022-06-06 16:01:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Monday in favor of Florida's Medicaid program in a dispute over how much money the state can take from an accident victim's private settlement to recover the costs of their care.... Read More

Civil Rights
Privacy Advocates on High Alert as Roe Decision Looms
2022-06-01 23:02:01
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Data privacy advocates are sounding the alarm as the Supreme Court’s official opinion looms on the Mississippi lawsuit that likely could overturn the precedent for a woman’s right to an abortion set by Roe v. Wade. If the... Read More

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Supreme Court Blocks Texas Social Media Censorship Law
2022-05-31 23:11:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Social media companies scored a huge win late Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to temporarily block a Texas law that would have barred them from taking action on hate speech and disinformation. NetChoice v. Paxton... Read More

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High Court Declines to Block Biden Greenhouse Gas Policy
2022-05-27 14:01:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block a Biden administration policy that directs federal agencies to assess the societal costs of greenhouse gases as part of their decision-making processes. As is their custom, the justices did not... Read More

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Search for Supreme Court Leaker Falls to Former Army Colonel

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of... Read More

In The States
Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization
2022-05-19 19:53:54
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions from the moment of conception. The bill itself was modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September.... Read More

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